It’s now Australia’s turn to experience the magic of “Ghost The Musical”, which is soon to be performed live on stage and will be delighting audiences around the country. Based on the Oscar winning film “Ghost” which starred Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, this stunning production is brought to the stage by The Ambassador Theatre Group Asia Pacific, GWB Entertainment and Red Live. The Sydney premiere will be held on Saturday 19 March 2016 at the Theatre Royal in King Street.
Tony Award winning Director, Matthew Warchus, will showcase breathtaking illusions and special effects along with emotional performances that will highlight the power of love.
After successful international seasons on Broadway and London’s West End, the Australian season of “Ghost The Musical” will star Rob Mills as Sam Wheat, Jemma Rix as Molly Jensen and Alex Rathgeber as Carl Bruner, direct from his Helpmann Award Winning performance in Anything Goes. Wendy Mae Brown, the British theatrical and television actress, will play Oda Mae Brown, the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg.
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, whom he learns is in grave danger. With the help of Oda Mae, a phony storefront psychic, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
Employing special effects never before seen in a stage musical, “Ghost The Musical” features an incredible array of illusions. Sam as a ghost walks through a solid door, inanimate objects take on a life of their own while spirits ascend to the heavens and subway passengers are thrown in the air and people disappear and reappear.
Written by Oscar award winner Bruce Joel Rubin, with music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Dave Stewart & Glenn Ballard, the musical score will also feature the song “Unchained Melody”, made famous by The Righteous Brothers.
“Ghost The Musical” will play at Sydney’s Theatre Royal from Friday 18 March 2016 with evening performances on Tuesday through Saturday and matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.