Union City High School to perform ‘Xanadu’ this week

UNION CITY — Fine and performing arts students from Union City High School plan to perform the musical “Xanadu” April 14 to 16. The shows are 90 minutes each, running on Thursday and Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with no intermission.
Xanadu is about an aspiring artist Sonny Malone, played by senior Bryan Cunat, living in Venice, Calif. who questions his ability as an artist. As he draws seven Greek muses on a wall and doubts his work, the muses come to life to inspire him.
The story became a 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly that flopped at the box office. However, the soundtrack by Newton-John and ELO was successful, and ultimately, the story and music gained new life in 2007 as a humorous Broadway musical that received positive reviews. It closed in 2008 but is being performed at high schools.
The last two performances are Saturday April 16 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Union City High School, 2500 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Union City. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2518536 for $7. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on each day of the event for $10 and $5 for students.

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