GHOST National Tour Begins 3/18 at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
The supernatural power of love is taking the Fox Cities by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 18 and runs through Sunday, March 23.
Ticket prices start at $35 and may be purchased at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office and foxcitiespac.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.
Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda, God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen ("The X Factor," Kylie Minogue, Seal, Madonna's film, "WE"). The musical features book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, The Time Traveler's Wife) who has adapted his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for the stage, and original music and lyrics by a team of Grammy Award-winners, including Dave Stewart (half of the multi Grammy Award-winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror," Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill"). The score also includes the iconic song, "Unchained Melody," written by Hy Zaret and Alex North (Courtesy of Frank Music Corp. ASCAP) and famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers. Illusions are created by famous stage and film illusionist Paul Kieve ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," Matilda the Musical).
Set in modern day New York City, Ghost The Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night after a romantic dinner, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam dead on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in hopes of saving and protecting her.
Employing special effects never before seen in an on-stage musical, Ghost The Musical features illusions that continually leave audiences astonished and questioning if what they saw was real. Sam, as a ghost, walks through a solid door. Inanimate objects take on a life of their own. Spirits ascend to the heavens, subway passengers are thrown in the air during a high-speed train ride, and people disappear and reappear right before your eyes.
Ghost The Musical has been enjoyed by more than 1 million people worldwide and has been nominated for numerous awards including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. The Associated Press calls Ghost The Musical "Eye-poppingly brilliant" while Variety assures the audience will experience "A limitless array of dazzling effects." Newsday promises that Ghost The Musical is "Unlike anything seen on stage before" and the Daily Telegraph says that Ghost The Musical "Will keep you gasping!"
Ghost The Musical is produced by Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures. Casting for the U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical provided by Joy Dewing CSA, Joy Dewing Casting.
Original Broadway production produced by Colin Ingram, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Donavan Mannato, MJE Productions, Patricia Lambrecht and Adam Silberman in association with Paramount Pictures.
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.
Ghost The Musical will play March 18-23 at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Matinees will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Ticket buyers attending the Wednesday evening performance are invited to stay after for a free post-show Q&A with the cast following the performance.
Ghost The Musical is recommended for ages 12+. Please be advised that there is mild violence, mature themes and dialogue that is true to the story and plot. Parental guidance is suggested.
Ghost The Musical is locally supported by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and Menasha Corporation. Ghost The Musical is part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.