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Back in time with ‘Xanadu, Jr.’

TDMS offers ‘80s musical

In “Xanadu Jr.’s” finale, Kira and Sonny, played by Alexandria Rector and Hayden Roberts respectively, are given the gift of Xanadu, a roller disco. Many of the cast are on roller skates for the final scene.

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In “Xanadu Jr.’s” finale, Kira and Sonny, played by Alexandria Rector and Hayden Roberts respectively, are given the gift of Xanadu, a roller disco. Many of the cast are on roller skates for the final scene.



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Seventh grader Hayden Roberts plays Sonny Malone, a struggling artist in Venice Beach, Calif. who dreams of opening the world’s first roller disco.

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Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy, played by Zora Richardson, sits with her daughters, the Sirens. Left to right, Victorya Anderson, Brooke Abrams, Richardson, Elizabeth Lugauer, Kelsey Matney, Emily Adams, and Kelsie Boothe.

It’s not often that modern-day middle-schoolers are willing to embrace ‘80s fashion choices like crimped hair and legwarmers, but The Dalles Middle School’s student cast and crew dive straight in with their performance of the ‘80s pop-rock musical comedy “Xanadu, Jr...

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