Wednesday, February 29, 2012
My mother-in-law took me to go see the play Xanadu this week for my birthday, and I absolutely loved it. (Compliments of Hale Center Theater in Orem).
I grew up watching Xanadu because my parents loved it in the 80's. And honestly, what's not to like? Leg warmers, electric bands, olivia newton john--Xanadu has it all.
I once watched a Friend's episode where Phoebe (the strange one) walks by the television, glances at it and screams "Oh! Oh! Xanadu!" Then you see Olivia dancing on the television in 80's clothes. That scene always cracks me up because it describes how people feel about Xanadu. Either you love it or hate it (Or the rare case where you haven't seen it). If you do love it, you really think it's amazing--Like how Phoebe got so excited that it was on.
I always loved the scene in Xanadu where the two male characters have different visions for a themed roller rink. Sonny Malone imagines a rockin' 80's theme with crazy dancers, and Gene Kelly has a vision of a classy 1940's club. By the end of scene something magical happens (I know that was terribly cheesy of me), and I love how it meshes together.
I know this is a random post, but it's my birthday this week and I feel that if I'm ever going to plug Xanadu, this is the week!
I posted that clip from Xanadu below (sorry about any questionable dancing, I want them to remake this movie and make it squeaky clean haha). But I hope you enjoy it and maybe even pull out your leg warmers this week (I know you have some).
What are your favorite childhood movies?
(Copy and Paste this URL. Youtube wouldn't let me put it on my blog).