Get out your favorite '80s fashions, shine up your disco ball and get ready for a lot of rainbows and roller skates—Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre is staging the laugh-out-loud musical Xanadu.
You may remember the movie rendition of this musical starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly that rocked theaters some 30 years ago. The KED actors have some big skates to fill, but they're up for the challenge.
A beautiful Greek Muse by the name of Kira is sent to inspire Sonny, a struggling artist who is intent on creating the first-ever roller disco. In the midst of her task, romantic feelings between the two begin to blossom. The forbidden love sparks jealousy and utter chaos between their worlds.
A hard-hitting rock-pop score is at the forefront of this tale, including songs such as "Magic," "Evil Woman" and "Suddenly," composed by music legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.
The stage interpretation lit up Broadway for the first time in 2007 and continues to make noise. Treasure Valley theater buffs can enjoy this blend of fantasy, fun and '80s glam alongside a three-course meal of salad, fettuccine and mocha cheesecake Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, April 14. Catch the show sans dinner Thursdays through April 12.