Colonial Theatre returns to the stage in “Xanadu”


(Photo Credit: Robert Morris University)

MOON TOWNSHIP — It has been over a year since RMU Colonial Theatre has put on a traditional performance. Opening on Oct. 21, Colonial Theatre brought the musical, Xanadu, to life.

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. Kire is on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, who wants to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first roller disco! Things get a little complicated though, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny. Kira’s jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

The cast of the show featured Gigi Kokai as Clio (Kira), the main lead of the show, and Alex Kladny as Sonny Malone, the secondary lead in the show.

The show was filled with incredible choreography from the dancers, and accompanied by the lighting, the dance numbers were just perfect. Kudos to the lighting designer and the choreographer on the incredible balance of the lighting and dance elements.

The show was also filled with a ton of jokes that had the audience laughing throughout the entire show. The singing was superb, the harmonies were great and you could pinpoint who was singing what a part at any given time.

Finally, a big bravo to the actors. This show is a ninety-minute no intermission show with some actors performing on roller skates. The entire cast and crew of Xanadu did an incredible job!

With a successful opening run of Xanadu, Robert Morris University’s theatre program made a big statement in saying that they are back!

To see photos of the production, click here.