Published: Apr 23, 2010 1:33 PM EDT

Producers Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Mickey Liddell,  Tara Smith /B. Swibel in association with Latitude Link proudly present the musical adventure XANADU that will open in Naples at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on April 23 for five performances. XANADU, described as “Heaven on Wheels” by the The New York Times, is based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. XANADU was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.

 This hilarious roller skating musical adventure set in the year 1980 follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens to inspire the greatest of artistic achievements – the first roller disco! Along the way she falls in forbidden love with a mortal and chaos abounds when her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation.

 

Tickets to XANADU are $59 for adults and $36 for students. XANDAU will be presented Friday through Sunday, April 23-25 at 8 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, April 24-25 at 2 p.m. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples. The Philharmonic Center is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.