Live Theater is Back in the Barn for LAYT!
Los Altos Youth Theater Mission is to provide young artists to collaborate with professional artists in rehearsing both plays and musicals. It is our belief that people of all abilities have the right to experience and participate in the arts and that theater offers uniquely positive avenues for building relationships, developing creativity, and increasing confidence.
SUMMER MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.
Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. With a small cast and limited design needs, this is a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You’ll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart… forever.
Ages: 12 to 19
Rehearsals: June 20 – July 28, 4pm-7pm
Performances: July 29 (7 pm), 30 (2 pm and 7 pm), 31 (2 pm), August 5 (7 pm), 6 (2 pm and 7 pm) and 7 (2 pm)
Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023
Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos