Listen to the Movie: Xanadu
Run Time: 95 min.
October 6, 2022 at 7pm
Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan, Dimitra Arliss
Director: Robert Greenwald
Screenplay: Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel
A great movie soundtrack can make all the difference. In this series, Rob Cavenagh guides you through the music that makes movies memorable. Rob, a Bedford resident since 2000, is a lifelong music fan, record collector, musician and self-described soundtrack nerd. An ad agency guy by profession, he spent his college years working in a record store and then making music videos (back when that was thing) for Atlantic Records in the 1990s. When not on his bike, you can usually find him playing locally with his band Ask Your Mom.
Step into a magical world with superstars Olivia Newton-John (Grease) and Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain) as they take you through one of the most extraordinary musicals in the beloved film, Xanadu! A beautiful muse is sent from up above to inspire a struggling artist and help motivate him to open a roller-disco. The dazzling soundtrack includes the hit songs “Magic,” “I’m Alive,” “All Over the World,” “Suddenly” and the title song “Xanadu.” Throw on your roller-skates, turn up the volume and enjoy this sparkling out-of-this world fantasy!
“Newton-John brings warmth and appeal. Kelly brings a touch of class and a reason for lovers of the great MGM musicals to smile.”– James Berardinelli, ReelViews