Kicking off its Australian Tour by premiering in Adelaide on January 7th at The Festival Centre, GHOST The Musical is undoubtedly going to be a summer hit!
With a stellar cast line up including Rob Mills as ‘Sam Wheat’, Jemma Rix as ‘Molly Jensen’, Alex Rathgeber as ‘Carl Bruner’ and Wendy Mae Brown as ‘Old Mae Brown’, audiences are in for a treat.
Matthew Warchus, director of Matilda, and Australian born choreographer Ashley Wallen, Kylie Minogue’s personal choreographer, are delighted to announce that the Australian tour cast also includes, Ross Chisari as Willie Lopez; Blake Appelqvist, David Denis, Nicholas Eaton, Xander Ellis, Simon Fairweather, Samantha Hagen, Chidi Mbakwe, Joshua Mulheran, Justine Puy, Elenoa Rokobaro, Monique Salle, Drew Weston as well as Lydia Warr and Evette White direct from the US and Asian tour productions.
For those who aren’t familiar with the storyline, the timeless love story GHOST is set in modern day New York City, where one night after a romantic dinner, an incident occurs on the journey back to Sam and Molly’s apartment leaving Sam dead on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next, unable to leave Molly, whom he learns is in grave danger. With the help of Oda Mae, a phony storefront psychic, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film in 1990, Ghost became a blockbuster hit and an instant classic, winning numerous awards worldwide. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown.
The musical features book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Bruce Joel Rubin and original music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winners, Dave Stewart (half of the multi- Grammy Award-winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill). The score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody”, written by Hy Zaret and Alex North and famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.
Employing special effects never before seen in an on-stage musical, Ghost The Musical features an incredible array of illusions – Sam, as a ghost, walks through a solid door, inanimate objects take on a life of their own while spirits ascend to the heavens and subway passengers are thrown in the air and people disappear and reappear right before your eyes.
Ghost The Musical premiered in Manchester in 2011 before transferring to the West End and later Broadway. It has been enjoyed by over a million people worldwide and nominated for numerous awards including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards.
Venue: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, Adelaide Dates: Thursday 7 January to Sunday 31 January, 2016
Matinees: Wednesday 1pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 3pm (Sunday 31 Jan 1pm & 6pm)
Prices: Adults from $74.90 to $129.90, Concession from $64.90 to $99.90 Groups 6+ from $84.90
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