Elizabeth Stanley and Max von Essen. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Based on a cult film that failed to delight professional critics, the musical stage version of “Xanadu” has become a winner all around. With a cast of solid performers, plus stunning effects and winning songs, the story takes place in 1980, including Greek gods commuting between Mt. Olympus and Los Angeles. The goddess Clio (Elizabeth Stanley) ventures into the mortal world disguised as Kira, a beautiful roller skater with an Australian accent. But defying the decrees of Zeus, she falls in love with a mortal, Sonny Malone (Max von Essen), who reciprocates.
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