in Magic With "Xanadu" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre March
to Dress '80s Style and Win Prizes
Windsor, N.J. - The
Pennington Players perform magic on roller skates with their
upcoming performance of the hilarious musical fantasy "Xanadu"
at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Dates
and show times for this spirited take on 1980s popular culture
are: Fridays, March 9 and March 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March
10 and March 17 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 11 and March
18 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with
the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on
Theater goers are invited to dress in their best 1980s regalia
and vie for some prizes from that crazy neon era! Those in
costume will be asked to come up on stage ten minutes before
show time - by 7:50 p.m. for the evening performances and
1:50 p.m. for the Sunday shows. The audience will select the
on the film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, "Xanadu"
is the perfect blend of satire, parody and drama - all adding
up to an electrifying, moving tale about following one's dreams,
no matter what the obstacles. The show follows the journey
of a beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from Mt. Olympus
to Venice Beach, California. Her quest is to inspire a struggling
artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest creation of all time:
the first Roller Disco!
With "Xanadu's" classic numbers like "Magic,"
"Suddenly" and "Evil Woman," the audience
will roll right along with the lively original musical score
composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne (of Electric Light
Orchestra) and John Farrar. The show is performed without
an intermission and runs approximately 90 minutes. The original
Broadway production opened in 2007 to glowing reviews, and
was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Dixon stars as Kira and Matt Reher is her
mortal lover, Sonny, in the fantasy musical, "Xanadu."
features Jaclyn Dixon of West Deptford as Clio/Kira, and Matt
Reher of Philadelphia, PA, as her mortal lover, Sonny. Also
starring are Tom Guzzi of Pitman as Danny; Jaimie McMillin
of Bordentown as Melpomene; Maria Aromando of Neshanic Station
as Calliope; Dominick Sannelli of Levittown, PA, as Thalia;
Frankie Rowles of Philadelphia, PA, as Terpsicore; Tia Brown
of Lawrenceville as Erato; and Kim Cupo of Fairless Hills,
PA, as Euterpe. Pit singers include Alison McMullen of Ewing,
Zachary Mazouat of Mt. Olive and Elena Maddox of Horsham,
team includes John Boccanfuso of Yardville as the director
and choreographer, Tracy Witko of Chester as the musical director,
Michelle Rittmann of Ewing as stage manager and costume designer,
Judi Parrish of West Trenton as set and lighting designer,
and Frank Ferrara of West Windsor as producer.
The Pennington Players have been entertaining local audiences
since 1951, and was the first group to perform at the Washington
Crossing State Park Open Air Theatre. The Players produce
three to four shows each year at Kelsey Theatre, ranging from
children's shows to lesser-known dramas to full-scale musicals.
Their shows at Kelsey have included "Urinetown,"
"13," "Ragtime," "The Wiz,"
and "Once On This Island."
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students
and children. Those who attend on St. Patrick's Day, March
17, will receive a 15% discount on tickets. Tickets may be
purchased by calling the Kelsey Theatre box office at 609-570-3333
or order online here.
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking
available next to the theater.
information about the Pennington Players and the show, visit
their website here.
Show previews and more information are also available on Facebook
a complete listing of adult and children's events for the
remainder of the 2011-12 season, visit the Kelsey
website or call the box office for a brochure.
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