New Jersey Stage

Thursday, June 2, 2011

XANADU on the boardwalk in Asbury Park

(Asbury Park, NJ) -- ReVision Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team of the NJ Premiere of XANADU.  The cast features Ralph Meitzler (Bway Rock of Ages), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Bway Legally Blond & Hairspray, Lysistrata Jones, Submissions Only) Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!), Thay Floyd, Bernard Dotson (Finian's Rainbow, Ragtime), Billy Lewis (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour, ReVision's Tommy), Elena Ricardo, Shira Elias and Jim Nassef.


The play runs July 7 - 24 at The Carousel House, 700 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.

David Leidholdt will direct, with choreography by Michael Mindlin, and Musical Direction by Michael Thomas Murray.

The XANADU creative team includes, Clifton Chadick (Set Design), Robin Shane (Costume), Dave Upton (Lighting), and Karoline Budna (Sound Design).

"This show holds a special place in my heart", says Director David Leidholdt.  "I am a true child of the 80's.  That time period represents a joyous time in my life, as does the Xanadu film. The music and the fantasy of it all continue to be so innocent yet satisfying, and I can't think of a more appropraite place to perform it than on the boardwalk in Asbury Park in the heart of the summer.   Audiences for ReVision's production should expect to participate whole-heartedly in the pure joy; from the memorable songs, to the dancing, to the skating, headbands and glitter!  Get ready to lose yourself in the surplus of 80's splendor on the beach in Asbury Park that is Xanadu!."

Based on the 80's Universal Pictures film XANADU which starred Olivia Newton-John, follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. 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.

This 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, and includes, "Magic", "All Over The World", "Suddenly", "I'm Alive", "Evil Woman", "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "Xanadu", to name a few.

Tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now! www.revisiontheatre.org or by phone 732-455-3059 or at a ReVision Theatre  ticket outlet, Flying Saucers Retro Kitchenware, 659 Cookman Ave,  in Asbury Park.   Please consider buying your season tickets in advance as you will receive the greatest discounts.

ReVision Theatre is a professional regional Equity theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and beyond. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and main stage productions. ReVision Theatre is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization.