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Head Back to the 80s with Xanadu

Posted on March 20, 2017

Head Back to the 80s with Xanadu

By Holly Walker

The year is 1980. Sonny is a struggling artist searching for inspiration. Kira is a Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus, determined to spark Sonny’s imagination so that he’ll open the greatest creation of all time – the first roller disco! Their story is Xanadu. Join John Tyler Community College’s Theatre program as it presents this musical fantasy at The Lynn Theatre in March and April.

Performances will be held:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. After the March 26 performance, audience members are invited to stick around and enjoy a free improv show by Tyler’s in-house performance company, The Improvables.
  • Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. The April 1 performance is also Alumni Night, which will feature a special 80’s-themed reception for John Tyler alumni after the show, held as part of the college’s 50th anniversary celebration.
  • Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.  

Tickets to Xanadu are $10. Admission is free for John Tyler students who have a valid student ID. Tickets may be purchased online at or at The Lynn Theatre Box Office. The Box Office will open an hour prior to curtain, and the house will open 30 minutes before show time. Arrive early for the best seats.

The Lynn Theatre is located in the T Building at John Tyler Community College’s Midlothian Campus. For more information about The Lynn or about John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Program, visit or contact Kerrigan Sullivan, professor of communication studies and theatre, at

Xanadu is written by Douglas Carter Beane, with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. It is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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