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WINNER BEST NEW MUSICAL 2008 – Outer Critic Circle Award

Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company October 5-7

Ocean City, NJ – The Ocean City Theatre Company’s 2018 professional Broadway Series will continue with the musical adventure XANADU. You will not want to miss this hilarious musical at the Ocean City Music Pier on October 5 and 6 at 7:30pm and October 7 at 2:00pm.

XANADU, described as “Heaven on Wheels” by 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.

Douglas Carter Beane has written the book for XANADU based on the film of the same name and was the winner of the 2008 Drama Desk Award® for Outstanding Book of a Musical. The score, by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, includes the hits, “Magic,” “Xanadu,” “Party All Over the World” and “I’m Alive” — all top 20 Billboard hits.  Lynne wrote and produced all of the music of Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.). Farrar was also responsible for most of the hits that were performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1970’s. 

OCTC’s XANADU is Directed by Shannon Agnew with Music Direction by Andrew Hink. The professional cast of XANADU is made up phenomenal performers with touring, regional and Off-Broadway credits. The cast includes Erin Whitcomb, Danny Drewes, Gabriel Rodrigues, Shannon Agnew, Hannah Breed, Natalie Ragazzo, Kari Lochstoer, Andrew Pace and Robert F. Taylor.

XANADU is 90 minutes of family fun and inspiration to follow your dreams despite the limitations. Reserve your seats today! Tickets range from $18-$20 and can be purchased by calling 609-399-6111 or by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. You can also purchase tickets at the City Hall Welcome Center, Roy Gillian Welcome Center or at the Music Pier on show days.