CLO Cabaret Staging ‘Xanadu’; ‘I Won’t Be In On Monday’ at off the WALL (Sun., 10/15/17)

Actors (and skaters) Olivia Vadnais and Reed Allen Worth have fun in CLO Cabaret's 'Xanadu.' photo: Archie Carpenter.

Actors (and skaters) Olivia Vadnais and Reed Allen Worth have fun in CLO Cabaret’s ‘Xanadu.’ photo: Archie Carpenter.

1) The movie Xanadu had Olivia Newton-John, Pittsburgh’s own Gene Kelly, music by Electric Light Orchestra, and animation by Don Bluth. What could go wrong? Everything, evidently. Xanadu, which helped to inspire the Golden Raspberry Awards, flopped at the box office in 1980. The songs, which included the No. 1 “Magic,” were a hit, however. A musical adaptation previewed and later opened on Broadway in 2007. It kept the music while poking fun at the cinematic version. The combination was a hit, which garnered several Tony Award nominations. The plot involves Kira, a Greek muse who falls in love with Sonny, a mortal who wants to open the first roller disco. Their love is forbidden, and Kira’s two evil sisters intervene. Xanadu is by Jeff Lynne, John Farrar, and Douglas Carter Beane.  CLO Cabaret performs the musical Xanadu in the Cabaret at Theater Square. 2 p.m. Performance continue through December 2017. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (CM)

2) Nikki has found her true love and is looking forward to a fantasy vacation in the South Pacific with her paramour. A detective steps on her dream when he appears at her workplace and accuses her of stealing two coworkers’ rings to finance the trip. Nikki hopes the interrogations will end soon, so she can again look forward to her vacation. That’s the storyline of the play I Won’t Be in on Monday, written and performed by Anne Stockton. It’s a humorous look at how the past is prologue and how people’s views of others help form opinions. I Won’t Be in on Monday will have a New York City run in February at Urban Stages. The Pittsburgh run, which is its world premiere, is being performed at Carnegie Stage by off the WALL productions. 3 p.m. Last day. 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. 

Free RADical Days 2017 Events

Children’s Museum: MAKER FAIRE
Free admission: 10AM-5PM
See details on October 14th.
Though the event is free, attendees are required to register and get a wristband. Registration is available on-site, but advance registration is also available at

Saturday Light Brigade
Free Admission: 10AM-5PM
See details on October 14th.