Pushing Through Theatrical Boundaries
New pieces of theatre are constantly pushing boundaries. Incorporating rap into a period setting. Using acrobatic and aerial dance movements. And even bringing new technological developments to the stage. Audiences from Melbourne (and the rest of Australia) will be treated to the latter next year as Ghost the Musical tours the country!
There aren’t many films which have reached the same level of pop culture infamy as Ghost. Whether you saw the original movie or were exposed to one of the countless comedic take offs of the Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze clay moulding scene, this movie has become ingrained in the entertainment landscape. So what better show to bring to the stage providing another avenue for its fans to experience the story?
Based on the 1990 blockbuster hit, Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. If you haven’t seen the original movie, it tells the story of young couple Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen who are violently mugged one night after a romantic dinner leaving Sam for dead on a desolate New York street. Sam becomes trapped as a ghost unable to move onto the next world when he learns that Molly is in grave danger and he enlists the help of phony storefront psychic Oda Mae Brown to try and communicate a message to her.
But this show is more than just a simple movie adaptation. Ghost the Musical is renowned across the world for its innovative use of illusions and special effects. Unlike anything ever done on stage before, the supernatural theme allows for moments of disbelief when Sam walks through solid doors, inanimate objects take on a life of their own and people disappear and reappear right before the audience’s eyes.
The cast of Ghost is yet to be announced but it will be led by an internationally renowned creative team with direction from Matthew Warchus, choreography from Ashley Wallen and illusions and special effects from leading stage and screen illusionist Paul Kieve, who worked on the Harry Potter franchise.
Ghost the Musical will kick off its Australian tour in Adelaide on Friday 8th January before travelling to Melbourne (From Friday 5th February), Sydney (From Friday 18th March) and Perth (From Saturday 21st May).
Tickets are now available for the Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney seasons with a waitlist currently open for Perth. For more information and to grab your tickets for the Melbourne season, visit www.ticketmaster.com.au