Another Xanadu Review!

November 12, 2007

Xanadu? Yes, Xanadu (pronounced Zan-ah-do) as in the old Olivia-Newton John roller-disco movie that is now on Broadway. Yes, it’s very 80’s and skates are still essential, but after youtubing some old clips of Xanadu with Olivia, I think the Broadway production of Xanadu was much more livelier and visually more attractive than the movie. xanadu_l.jpg

Let’s face it. In this decade, hair is much more tame and the costumes actually copy Greek sparkling robes as supposed fringed poofy white dresses bought at a nearby popular vintage shop. Although the stage might be a bit small for skating, it still works with beautiful lighting and audience participation. The singing was absolutely wonderful making me enjoy the classic 80’s song all over again. What made me love this production the most was that they took the cheesy 80’s element of the original movie and gave it a facelift with jokes semi-bashing the movie, fake Australian accents and updated it with the slang languages of today.
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All of the actors played their parts well from the love struck to the divas and let me not forget the best two evil cackling sisters I have seen by far. From the song “Evil Woman” to the most cunning of lines, they really were the best of the show. Every spoof was worth every laugh (example: centaur and medusa) and yet, I still didn’t catch on to some of the other jokes since I did not see the entire original movie. Regardless of the lack of knowledge of the original Xanadu, I think you are better off not knowing it at all and gearing up your skates, leg warmers and disco balls for the newly fresh revival of the 80’s era that makes you truly miss that time. Well, we can all do without the bright colorful wardrobe and bandanas, but the music and even the songs of Xanadu will definitely stay with you for all time.

By: Jasmine Bermudez 

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