GHOST THE MUSICAL Comes to Dallas Summer Musicals Tonight
The supernatural power of love is taking Dallas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Music Hall at Fair Park today, January 28-February 9, 2014, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals.
Single tickets for Ghost The Musical will be priced from $15-$85, available at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane #542 at Preston Royal Shopping Center, at Ticketmaster outlets, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Mini Packs for any four DSM season shows, starting as low as $61, are also on sale at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane #542 at Preston Royal Shopping Center or online at www.dallassummermusicals.org. Groups of 10 or more get a 15% discount and priority seating; please call 214-426-GROUP (4768) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Ghost The Musical features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Featured ensemble members are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Nichole Turner, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Omar Garibay, Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, Jack O'Brien, Andrea Rouch and Maria Cristina Slye.
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 the 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 just 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 over 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.
Following its DSM performances, Ghost the Musical will be presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce Street, February 11-16. Tickets are available at the Box Office, call 817-212-4280.
DSM 2014 Season Shows continue with DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, previews February 13-16, runs February 18-March 2, 2014; WE WILL ROCK YOU, March 4-16, 2014; THE WIZARD OF OZ, March 18-30, 2014; EVITA, April 15-27, 2014; MAMMA MIA!, June 3-15, 2014; and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, September 2-14, 2014.