As published in The Border Watch.
On Stage: Chanceline Kakule and Emily Williams with Reilly Muller and Toby Maddern will perform Xanadu on the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre stage this Friday.
St Martins performers prepare to showcase cult classic rendition
Skate to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre this Friday for a colourful rendition of the cult classic Xanadu. Performed by secondary students from St Martins Lutheran College, a young Xanadu cast will hit the stage at 7.30pm.
With over 500 performances on Broadway, Xanadu brings to life the cult classic 1980s film with more glitter and cheese.
Catchy tunes by Electric Light Orchestra will have the audience dancing in their seats as students pump up the volume and groove for one night only.
Cast members have rehearsed their singing and dancing for months in preparation for the upcoming show.
Lead performers Reilly Muller and Toby Maddern have learnt to rollerskate especially for the production. St Martins Lutheran College drama teacher and production director Andy Ahrens said Xanadu was an exciting project.
“It is always a pleasure to work with students on big projects such as this,” he said.
“I am always amazed at the hidden talents that come to light when given the opportunity.”
He said the musical would entertain all ages.
“Audience members will want to sing along to the chart-topping tunes while the fun, witty script entertains and inspires,” Mr Ahrens said.
“Come and take part in the hilarious musical adventure that is Xanadu.”
Tickets are available at the sir robert helpmann theatre box office by contacting 8723 8741. Alternatively visit www.countryarts.org.au to book online.
Performance Ready: Xanadu cast members Reilly Muller, Sinead O’Reilley, Chanceline Kakule and Emily Williams are keen to hit the stage at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on Friday.
Who: St Martins Lutheran College secondary students
When: August 11, 7.30pm
Where: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Cost: Adults $20, Under 17 and concession $15
Bookings: 8723 8741 or www.countryarts.org.au