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Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar

based on the Universal Pictures film, Screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel

Select Dates from May 7, 2022 through June 11, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm each night, Sundays at 2pm

Directed and Choreographed by: Stefan Sittig

Music Direction by: Merissa Martignoni Driscoll

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

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 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

COVID MEASURES: Effective March 7, 2022, the Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Workhouse Arts Center, strongly recommends that all staff, artists, volunteers, students, and patrons wear a mask while inside one of the Workhouse buildings. All previous Workhouse COVID requirements polices are now suspended and this policy will remain in effect until rescinded or modified based on new CDC, Virginia State, or Fairfax County guidelines.  

The Workhouse Theatre will be arranged in a traditional theatre-style setting, and seats are not reserved. Tickets are available for purchase from $20-$30 per person. Beer, wine, soft drinks, an snacks available for a la carte purchase 30 minutes prior to curtain, and again at intermission.

Performing on Select Dates from May 7, 2022 through June 11, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

This production is performed in two acts, with one 15 minute intermission.

Tickets: $20-$30, advance purchase is highly recommended, as rates may increase as ticket sales progress.

Venue will open 60 minutes prior to curtain, theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain


Workhouse Performing Arts Season Sponsor



The 2021/22 Performing Arts Season is made possible in part through a grant from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)

Performing artists in this series are presented through the support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts

Venue Information

Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Organizer Information

Workhouse Arts Center

9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079
(703) 584-2900

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