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XANADU Jan 28 – 31

BROADWAY’S SURPRISE HIT MUSICAL HITS THE ROAD!

SPECIAL STAGE SEATING GOES ON SALE TUESDAY, JANUARY 12!

Producers Robert Ahrens,  Dan Vickery,  Mickey Liddell,  Tara Smith /B. Swibel in association with Latitude Link proudly present the musical adventure XANADU that will perform in Raleigh at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on January 28 – 31, 2010. XANADU, described as “Heaven on Wheels” by the The New York Times is based on the Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.  XANADU was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.

This hilarious roller skating musical adventure set in the year 1980, follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens to inspire the greatest of artistic achievements – the first roller disco!  Along the way she falls in forbidden love with a mortal and chaos abounds when her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation.

For a once in a lifetime experience exclusive stage seating will be sold for each performance. Seats are very limited and will sell for $26 (Thursday & Sunday eve.) and $31 (Friday/Saturday evening, Saturday/Sunday Matinee). This incredible opportunity goes on sale Tuesday, January 12th at 10 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center Box Office. Seats will be sold general admission on a first come, first serve basis! For additional information log on to: www.broadwayseriessouth.com

“XANADU is so ridiculously brilliant, so lavish and sublime a confection that any set of adjectives you might come up with after a single viewing will more than likely be replaced by another set of ineffectual adjectives once you’ve seen the show a second or third time.”
–The New Yorker

PUT A BUNCH of smash hit songs, Tony® Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane and the cutest couple in town into a Broadway musical comedy blender, and what do you get? “Heaven on Wheels” says The New York Times. Taking audiences back to 1980 California, this hilarious new musical follows the beautiful Kira, who travels to earth to inspire a struggling young artist named Sonny, as she helps this aspiring painter to find his voice, discover true love and build the world’s first roller disco (not necessarily in that order).

Show playing in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center

Tickets via Ticketmaster

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