US National Tour of GHOST THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

US National Tour of GHOST THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

The supernatural power of love is taking Orlando by storm as the Broadway hit Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens tonight, May 13 for a limited one week engagement at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets for Ghost The Musical start at $41 and are available online at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America - Orlando box office located at 100 South Eola Drive, Suite 101 in downtown Orlando or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 407-704-6116.

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 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.

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.

Performances of Ghost The Musical are Tuesday, May 13 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 14 at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m., Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Florida Theatrical Association - the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami - was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway Theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1000 Broadway performances and distributed over $1 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.

Broadway Across America is a leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America. BAA operates in 40 cities, bringing first-class touring musicals and plays to audiences across the US and Canada in markets such as Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans. As a producer, current and upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine and Bull Durham.

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