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Xanadu

Your classic story of boy meets Greek goddess.

MAR 2-12, 2017

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel

In the musical comedy Xanadu, Kira, a magical and beautiful Greek muse, descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time—the first ROLLER DISCO! But when Kira falls in love with the mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds!

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Lyche Theatre Musical—Theatre PG

Tickets on sale February 13, 2017

Performances

March 2-4, 7:30pm
March 4 & 5, 2:00pm
March 8-11, 7:30pm
March 11 & 12, 2:00pm

Directed/Choreographed by Guest Artist Christopher George Patterson

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Christopher George Patterson (Director/Choreographer) is an award winning Director/Choreographer, Conceiver, and Performer. A native of New Jersey, Christopher’s work has been featured across the country and Canada. He has worked for regional theatres including the Paper Mill Playhouse, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and Cumberland County Playhouse. Other directing/choreography credits include: The Wiz, Sweet Charity, The Wedding Singer, Smokey Joe’s Café, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Backwards In High Heels, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Crazy For You, Children of Eden, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Damn Yankees & Dreamgirls. He has worked as the Dance Assistant for the Broadway Company of Disney’s The Lion King. As a performer, he recently appeared in the Off-Broadway revival of Michael John LaChiusia’s The Wild Party. He has also been seen in the Broadway national tours of My One and Only and Crazy For
You, where he was Dance Captain for Tony nominated choreographer, Joey McKneely. He appeared in the Broadway production of Charles Bush & Julie Halston: Back On Broadway. Other roles include: Hot Mikado (The Mikado), Pippin (Leading Player), Five Guys Named Moe (No Moe), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Ken/Andre), & Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter). He has conceived & directed many new musicals including It Had to Be You which opened Off-Broadway, Sing Happy – The Liza Minnelli Musical Tribute, and his recent project, Dance Bojangles, Dance!, about the life of the legendary Bill Robinson.

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Cast

Sonny Malone
Avery Gerstenberger
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Kira
Karla Hughes
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Danny Maguire
Rick King Quale
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Melpomene
Melinda Pupillo*
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Calliope
Maria Runde
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Euterpe
Laikyn Boettcher
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Erato
Brianna Frost
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Thalia
LaKisha McCloud*
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Terpsichore
Allie Marshall
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Zeus/Ensemble
Ryan Brown
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Young Danny
Larsen Birdsong
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Cyclops/Ensemble
James Gilbertson
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Ensemble
Aysya McCloud*
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Keyamonie Thomas*
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Amy Tischler*
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*=LCT debut

Production Staff

Director/Choreographer
Christopher Patterson

Music Director
Sarah Leitzen

Set/Lighting Designer
Dillon McArdle

Costume Designer
Bryce Turgeon

Props Designer
Catherine McNamara

Sound Designer
Tim Harris

Technical Director
Dillon McArdle

Stage Manager
Krista Kuhn

Asst. Tech. Director
Tim Harris

Dance Captains
Brianna Frost & Allie Marshall

Skate Captains
Melinda Pupillo & Amy Tischler

Audio Engineer
Katya Carter

Run Crew
Dawn Havican, Aysya McCloud, Elizabeth McMullen, & Keyamonie Thomas

Set Construction
David Amborn, Ryan Brown, Dennis Dorman, Sharon Markee, & Jim Nelson

Costume Construction
April Brown, Charlotte Grant, Shi Severson, Maria Runde, & Suzanne Young

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