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2017-2018 Season: Auditions for Xanadu
We’re pleased to announce auditions for the summer musical, Xanadu, as part of the 2017-2018 theatrical season to be presented at the Garden Theatre located at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden. Keep reading for more information.
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Audition Schedule & Information
Audition Dates: Monday, March 19, 2018 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Callbacks: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – BY INVITATION ONLY.
All auditions will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We will be only be auditioning non-equity actors.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION: << Xanadu Audition Appointments >>
Xanadu performances begin Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. with a limited run through Sunday, July 29, 2018. Rehearsals will run June 5, 2018 – July 5, 2018.
Ancient mythology collides with the 1980s as the Greek muse Kira descends from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. Forbidden love, pop music, and leg warmers rule as Kira inspires struggling artist Sonny to achieve the greatest artistic creation of his life –the world’s first ROLLER-DISCO!
Douglas Carter Beane has written the book for Xanadu based on the film of the same name. The score, by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, includes the hits “Magic,” “Xanadu,” and “I’m Alive” — all top 20 Billboard hits.
The original 1980 film version starring Hollywood heavyweights Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly was a surprise ‘flop’ while the 2007 Broadway musical version was a surprise ‘hit!’ Xanadu the musical ran on Broadway for over 500 performances and was nominated for multiple Tony awards. It also received both an Outer Critics Circle Award as well as a Drama Desk award. The New York Times raved, “Heaven on wheels!” and The New Yorker called Xanadu “the most fun you’ll have on Broadway.”
About the Garden Theatre
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching, engaging and entertaining through creative experiences. The 299-seat theatre, which re-opened in 2008, is a historic, atmospheric, professional performing arts venue in a Mediterranean Revival style. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden. For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit gardentheatre.org.