The Carnegie’s “Xanadu” Earns LCT Recommendation

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center’s “Xanadu” as a recommended production.

In this light-hearted musical send-up of the 1980 movie, beautiful Greek muse Kira has journeyed from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in a quest to inspire struggling chalk artist Sonny to create the most resplendent and staggering work of art the world has ever known… the roller disco! The musical features feel-good ‘80’s pop-rock hits like “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly” and “Evil Woman.”

One panelist described it as “a big show; multi-tiered, busy and total entertainment.” Another called it “a silly summer night at the theatre! As the play says, it’s like children’s theatre for grown ups, but it’s fun for kids, too.”


“Xanadu” continues through August 26th. Tickets can be purchased at

Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.