Who doesn’t like tales of Greek mythology set to roller disco and the music of the Electric Light Orchestra? Audiences and critics of the 1980 stinker, Xanadu, that’s who. But nostalgia and irony have a strange way of working. In 2007, the much-maligned movie starring Olivia Newton-John, The Warriors’ Michael Beck and, sadly, Gene Kelly in his last film role, was transformed into a Broadway hit, which the New York Times called an “outlandishly enjoyable stage spoof.” Now the campy love letter to the early ’80s rolls across the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage June 27 to Aug. 4. Headbands optional. For tickets and more information, go to artsclub.com.
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