Arts

Jerry’s Habima Theatre Celebrates 26 Years With Camp Classic Xanadu Jr.

Lois Reitzes, Michelle Cristal, and Mary Nye Bennet
Lois Reitzes, Michelle Cristal, and Mary Nye Bennet
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For the past 26 years, Jerry’s Habima Theatre has paired theatre professionals with actors with special needs who perform musical theatre for sell-out crowds.

This year’s offering, Xanadu Jr., is sure to be no different. When a Greek Muse comes to earth and falls in love, there is a whole lot to sing and dance about.

Xanadu Jr. is inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and the ’80s cult classic movie, starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly with irresistibly catchy tunes by Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra.

Xanadu Jr. director, Mary Nye Bennet and actor, Michelle Cristal talked with Lois Reitzes about the magic of this special theatre company.

The play is running from March 7-17 located at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta in Dunwoody.

Mary Nye Bennet and Michelle Cristal talk about Habima Theatre’s latest production, Xanadu Jr. (Claire Reynolds/WABE)