Fall head over heels in love with a rollicking Broadway parody starring Greek goddesses on roller skates. DOMA Theatre Company goes retro with Xanadu, the musical based on the 1980 cult film. With book by Douglas Carter Beane and music/lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, the magically winsome, over-the-top Broadway smash hit is set for a limited run, Sept. 7-Oct. 7, at the intimate MET Theatre in Hollywood. HallieBaran directs, with choreography by Angela Todaro and musical direction by Chris Raymond.
The year is 1980 in Venice, CA and legwarmers and roller skates are, like, totally awesome! In this ingenious send-up of the Olivia Newton-John/Gene Kelly film (which in turn was based on Rita Hayworth’s 1947 film, Down to Earth), Greek muse Clio descends from Mt. Olympus to help struggling artist Sonny Malone achieve his dream of opening a roller disco. But there’s trouble in Olympian paradise when, disguised as Australian roller girl Kira, Clio falls in forbidden love with the mortal Sonny and risks eternal banishment to the underworld by her jealous and conniving sisters.
A hilarious, roller-skating musical phenomenon about following your dreams and believing in magic, Xanadu spins to an original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar with classic feel-good songs like “Magic,” “All Over the World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” “Evil Woman,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and the title song, “Xanadu.”
“GO!… Over the top charm” – Mindy Farabee, LA Weekly
“Utterly addicting… hilarious, uplifting and a sheer pleasure… You will want to see this show more than once as it is surely an instant cult classic.” – Mailka Bonadonna, LAist
“*5 STARS*… an uproarious and magical musical parody… unstoppable fun” – LA Entertainment Examiner
“WOW!… a marvelous time from start to finish.” – Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA
“Bursting at the seams with fun and glitter” – Vincent Smetana, Cinesnatch Blogspot
“I loved ‘Xanadu’… colorful, campy, high energy, hilarious and fun” - Harrison Held, Sunshine Magazine blogspot
“DOMA is having a ball… highly recommended” – Mickala Juaregui, alittlenightmusing.com
“The youthful exuberance is contagious” – Jonas Schwartz, TheaterMania
“How could you not like this marvelous fun filled production of XANADU…it is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” –Mike Napoli, Performing Arts LIVE
“DOMA Theatre brings the magic back to life… a hilarious roller skating musical phenomenon about following your dreams… should lift your spirits and have you singing on the way out.” – Serita Stevens, L.A. Splash
“Ingenious… [a] madcap send-up.” – Robert Machray, Blog-Critics
“Goofy, offbeat… a fantastic ensemble” – Ryan Nelson, LifeInLA.com
We’re so excited to present you with our newest production, Xanadu! Here are some teaser photos for your enjoyment. There will be more to come, so check back often!
Lovlee Carroll (Kira/Clio) Raised in Hanover, Indiana, Lovlee Carroll is a true Hoosier gal at heart. She graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Psychology. Upon graduating, she landed the understudy role of Mimi in the musical RENT at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in New York. Relatively new to the city of Los Angeles, Lovlee enjoys spending time reading books and playing in the SOCAL sun. She is thrilled to be a part of the DOMA Theatre family and wants to thank them for this amazing opportunity. She also wants to give a huge loving shout out to her mother and brother who have always supported her in life. And to Adam, her rock and muse to all of her creative endeavors, thank you. Here’s to XANADU!
Matt O’Neill (Sonny Malone) is thrilled to be back with DOMA again having recently played Cousin Kevin in their production of The Whoʼs: Tommy. A SAG-AFTRA actor originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he’s a diehard Steelers fan! After a few years of regional theater, commercial & film work there, he moved to LA to pursue his career in Hollywood. Matt’s star is certainly on the rise having had leading or supporting roles in numerous films, tv shows, web series and plays. Some of Matt’s other selected credits are co-starring roles on the TV series FlashFowardon ABC and CSI: Las Vegas on CBS. As well as a recurring role in the Punk’d style prank show Played by Fame on BET and a recurring role as Jimmy in the web-series Blood Lies by the award winning production company Rena’sance Robot. He stars opposite Reggie Bannister (of Phantasm fame) in the creature feature horror film Primitive slated for national theatrical release, global DVD distribution and cable play. Matt had a supporting role in the recently released feature horror film Hideas well as a leading role in the newly released award winning film The Talent, and the award winning short film Zero Faith. Some of Mattʼs other stage credits include Conrad Birdie in Bye, Bye, Birdie!, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of OZ, Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Igor in Cactus Flower, Paul in Moon Over Buffalo, and The Stranger in Balm in Gilead. To get more info on Matt OʼNeillvisit his website http://www.mattoneill.net.
Jean Altadel(Kira/Clio Understudy) This is Jean’s first production with DOMA Theatre and she is very excited about the chance to work with such a great company of people. Favorite theatre credits include: Nellie in South Pacific (4onBroadway), Laurey in Oklahoma! (MTLA), Brenda in Campaigna World Premiere Musical, Evelyn in Miss Vulcan 1939 (Actor’s Co-Op), Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (East LA Classic) and Pitch-Pine Billy Pierce in the touring production of By the Great Horn Spoon! (Laguna Playhouse).
Robert Slack (Sonny Malone Understudy) is a recent graduate of Texas Christian University with a BFA in acting. He is originally from El Paso, TX. He has appeared in numerous productions at TCU including The Crucible as Samuel Parris, The Beaux’ Strategem as Boniface, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane as Pato Dooley. He is an avid Groundlings trained improviser and has performed in numerous improv. groups including Senseless Acts of Comedy and JTD. He loves exotic pets, mountain dew, and the occasional slurpee.
David Michael Treviño(Danny Maguire) Shortly after moving to southern California from south Texas in August 2001, David Michael made his Los Angeles debut as Pawnee Bill in Downey Civic Light Opera’s production of Annie Get Your Gun. Most recently, he played Dr. Jake Kelly in Michael Antin’s original work: Sophia. Some of his favorite roles include: RebMordcha in Fiddler on the Roof. Coach Roger Dunbar in Footloose, King in The King and I, and Dillard Nations in Foxfire. Other credits include: The History Channel’s Breaking Vegas: The Roulette Assault as Gonzalo Pelayo, some independent films, Home Depot and Dreyer’s commercials and some print work. David Michael is a music minister at Church of the Good Shepherd (Beverly Hills) and a member of three local professional Christmas caroling groups. He considers himself fortunate to be a part of this fun and talented group of performers. Thank you, Hallie, Chris, Angela, Michael, Dolf and Marco. Thanks for coming and enjoy the show!
Veronica Scheyving(Melpomene) is over the disco ball to be playing this deliciously fun and farsical evil role! This is Veronica’s third musical with DOMA, having played Berthe in PIPPIN and Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret! Other FAVORITE Regional Theatre roles: Eulalie in The Music Man, Mama in Bye Bye Birdie, Hannigan in Annie, and Golde in Fiddler. Veronica has appeared in commercials, television, films, music videos including Bon Jovi’s What Do You Got?, voice over, and webisdoes including The Douche’ for funnyordie.com opposite Dylan McDermott. She thanks her supremely talented and fun-loving cast and crew with special thanks to the wonderful visionary of Doma, Marco Gomez, her illustrious director, HallieBaran, and tireless producer, Michael Abramson! Her best productions to date are her two children, Kimberly and Joshua and she is most proud of her 33-year marriage to Keith. www.veronicascheyving.com “Because I knew you, I have been changed. FOR GOOD!”
Brittany Rodin(Calliope) is thrilled to be working with DOMA theatre Co. again! This is her fourth production with the company recently performing in Jekyll & Hyde, The Who’s Tommy and Pippin. Brittany graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, finishing their two year conservatory. Some of her favorite credits include Grease (Frenchy), Curtains (Georgia), Forbidden Broadway (Rita Moreno), Chicago (Mona),The Pajama Game (Mabel), Cole(Bella Spewack). She would also like to thank her family and friends for being there every little step of the way!
Alan Lee(Terpsicore) is excited to be a part of his first production with DOMA Theatre Company. He recently graduated from Chapman University with a BA in Economics and has just begun his post-graduate life as an aspiring performer. Outside of singing, dancing, and acting, Alan enjoys spending time with his friends and family and exercising. Previous credits include Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Mereb), Jekyll and Hyde (John Utterson), Footloose (RenMcKormick), and Les Miserables (Bishop). Alan would like to thank his friends and family for all their love and support.
Taji Coleman(Euterpe) being a fan of the 80′s, is thrilled to be making her musical theatre debut in Xanadu with DOMA Theatre. Having always been a double threat, Taji never thought she’d be a triple threat until 6 years ago when a singing coach discovered her inner singer. Taji has made a reputable living as a working actor for over 10 years in television, commercial, films, theatre and recently voiceovers. She recently appeared on the hit CW show Hart of Dixie, has appeared in numerous commercials, and is currently penning her first feature script. She currently can be heard on the radio for Wells Fargo. So get your camera phones out and stay tuned. This native Angelino is coming to a screen near you. All thanks and praise to god for gifts and talents.
Lindsay Zana(Erato) Lindsay is pleased to return to DOMA Theatre Company in Xandau! Lindsay was last seen at DOMA playing the role of Fosca in Passion. Originally from Nebraska, Lindsay holds a BFA in acting from Oklahoma City University. Favorite past roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Cordelia in King Lear, Beth March in Little Women and N’afia in N’afia. She is also a co-director/producer/voice actress in the voice over web series Girls Next Door. More information can found at www.lindsayzana.com.
Bradley Sattler(Thalia) is so excited to return to DOMA Theatre after performing previously in The Who’s Tommy. He is an alumni of San Diego State where he performed in such favorite shows as Urinetown, Labyrinth of Desire, and Paradise Hotel. He is from Whittier, California and in addition to performing, he enjoys ice hockey, tennis, and juggling. He is also apart of the comedy sketch group James Cameron Presents.
Morgan Gallant(Dancer) Morgan Ashley Gallant is small town girl, born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. She is currently studying in Los Angeles at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy training in various styles such as tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary, modern and also Haitian. Morgan is a very talented and conscientious dancer as well as an excellent team player who has always shown extreme commitment to whatever she pursues.
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