Ghost has been a classic love story on screen since 1990. This movie starred Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldburg and the late Patrick Swayze, it warmed the hearts of the American public and made audiences believe that love could last forever. It was nominated and won multiple Oscars that year and continues to be a classic that audiences and movie enthusiasts revisit time and again. The magic of this blockbuster movie has now found its way to the stage. In 2011, this musical made its world premiere in Manchester and the following year made its way to the Broadway stage. Making a worldwide impression, it now makes it way to the Houston stage for a limited engagement.
Although just missing a Valentine's opening in Houston, "Ghost the Musical" opens at the Hobby Center on February 18th and runs until February 23rd. Come out to experience a one of a kind musical with astonishing performances, musical numbers and on stage "magic". Audiences can recognize the same touching and heartwarming moments from screen, now unfolding before their eyes on the stage and appreciate a newly invigorated take on this celebrated romantic classic.
The original musical score comes from Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart (from the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, as well as other notable credits). Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, The Time Traveler's Wife) created the book for this musical, adapting it of course from the motion picture. Along with all the talent that went into creating this Tony nominated musical, audiences will experience the excitement of traveling into the afterlife. They will be amazed by the special effects of inanimate objects moving on stage, a person walking through a solid door before their eyes, on top of other wonders.
This musical follows the same story as the movie of the young couple Molly and Sam. Their love is so strong and connected that even after the unexpected death of Sam, their love continues to "live" on. Sam refuses to leave his love once he realizes that she is in danger. Using any means he can discover, Sam uses a psychic in order to communicate with Molly to help her and avenge his death.
Audiences get to rediscover the magic of the movie, now in a newly adapted musical. Since it is only in Houston a short time, be sure to get your tickets now and don't miss your chance to see this musical. For tickets and additional information, visit ticketmaster.com for dates and prices. For more information about this musical in Houston visit Broadway Across America.