The Broadway Series in Cincinnati at Procter and Gamble Hall opened on September 24, 2013 with one remarkable show “Ghost the Musical”. This musical is based the 1990 award winning romantic drama “ which starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
This show brought to stage not only matches the film but exceeds that production in so many ways. It has amazing special effects, light shows, fast paced and spirited dance routines, and musical performances such as “Unchained Melody”, “Here Right Now” and “Focus".
This story is one of an young couple Sam and Molly in love chasing their dreams. They had it all a perfect life what else could they want? However, one night the illusions meet reality when coming that home from dinner Sam is murdered during a mugging incident. Now Sam is stuck between two worlds. He must find his murderer and protect Molly. The story becomes interesting in that the only person that can hear Sam is a second rate psychic called Oda Mae Brown.
Steven Grant Douglas is excellent choice to play the role of Sam Wheat. He performs the role brilliantly, switching easily from the serious, to funny then to playful romantic interest of Molly. One scene has Sam playing the guitar to express his true love to Molly it was done excellently.
Katie Postotnik is superb in the role of Molly. She performs the role with true outpouring in emotion. She is the soulmate of Sam you could feel it in every action, melody, and intent. I loved the sculpting scene it is filled with pure passion, and range of feelings.
Carla R. Stewart is so good as Oda Mae Brown. She is funny, lively and is amazing in portraying a second rate psychic. I loved the scene in which she had a gathering of spirits and one channels her it will leave you spellbound.
Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner is intriguing in this role. He was supposed to be the loyal friend of Sam, however his obsession with the jet set lifestyle, greed and desiring what Sam has undercuts his loyalties. Robby portrays this role skillfully showing a full range of emotions cockiness, nervousness, to being sincere, and being sneaky.
This show is highly entertaining and will lift you spirits with feelings of joy and hope. I highly recommend that you go see this performance. More information on this show is available at www.cincinnnatiarts.org and www.broadwayincincinnati.com or by calling the box office at #513-621-ARTS.