WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
August 24th, 2012 By Rick Pender | Arts | Posted In: Theater

Curtain Call: Last Call for 'Xanadu'

onstage 8-15 - xanadu at the carnegie - photo matt steffenPhoto: Mikki Schaffner

Most of the theaters in town are gathering their strength for the fall season, so there's not much to recommend this weekend — unless you haven't made it to the Carnegie in Covington yet to see the delightfully silly production of Xanadu. (Review here.) The recipe for this delicious concoction is a really lame movie from 1980, some clever new writing by playwright Douglas Carter Bean, really inventive direction by Alan Patrick Kenny (the guy who staged Jerry Springer: The Musical a few summers back) and a cast who can sing (Pop tunes from the ’80s), dance (to a disco beat, no less), act (like Greek muses, well, kind of) and do it all on roller skates! This weekend is your final chance to see the production.



After Xanadu closes on Sunday, our local theaters will pretty much be dark for a week or so. Then right after Labor Day, you'll have tons of choices. Look for my Curtain Call column in the upcoming issue of CityBeat for a glimpse of what's in store for September.

 
comments powered by Disqus
 
Close
Close
Close