BWW Interview: Temple Theatre's Cast and Director of GHOST Talk Love, Character Relationships, and the Challenges of Bringing a Beloved Movie to the Stage

BWW Interview: Temple Theatre's Cast and Director of GHOST Talk Love, Character Relationships, and the Challenges of Bringing a Beloved Movie to the StageThe movie 'Ghost' opened in the summer of 1990. Twenty years later, it inspired a Broadway musical. While the movie was the highest grossing film of 1990, the Broadway version, which featured a large cast and a multitude of special effects, did not share the same box office success.

"On the Broadway stage they brought in a nationally known illusionist, who builds tricks for magicians all over the world, and it didn't really work," says Bill Saunders, director of The Temple Theatre's production.

"It was such a huge show," he says. "It was 35 people in a show about four people, so we lost the heart and the soul of the musical."

After the show closed and went on tour, the creative team, along with The Fulton Theatre, reworked the show into a smaller-scale, chamber version that would be closer to the movie. The reimagined version premiered at the Fulton Theatre in 2016.

Next week, the smaller-scale, chamber version of the show opens at the Temple Theatre in Sanford. Hear more of what Saunders and the cast had to say about bringing this beloved movie to the stage.

GHOST runs October 18th - November 4th. For more information visit: http://templeshows.com/.

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