– Broadway show based on movie ‘Ghost’ opens March 25.
PHOTO: Katie Postotnik and Steven Grant Douglas, “Ghost The Musical” Tour. © Joan Marcus 2013.

 

By Cate Marquis, A&E Editor for The Current

The Broadway tour of “Ghost the Musical” makes its St. Louis debut at the Peabody Opera House on Tuesday, March 25. The show runs daily until Sunday, March 30, with matinee and evening performances on Saturday and Sunday.

The production was inspired by the 1990 hit romantic fantasy movie “Ghost.” In the film, Molly, played Demi Moore, is mourning the loss of her love Sam, played by Patrick Swayze. Molly is devastated by grief and Sam is trapped between worlds, between life and death, by his inability to leave Molly and his wish to help and protect her. A psychic, played by Whoopie Goldberg in the film, helps both Sam and Molly.

In the Broadway show, iconic moments of the film have been updated and re-imagined, and enhanced with songs and elaborate, magical visual effects. In this Broadway tour production, Steven Grant Douglas plays Sam and Katie Postotnik plays Molly Jensen.

Something that makes the Broadway show different from the film is the stage effects, which were created by renowned visual illusions expert Paul Kieve, who has created stage and screen illusions for “Hugo,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Pippin.”

The pop music score was composed by Dave Stewart, a multiple Grammy Award-winner and half of the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, who co-wrote the Alanis Morissette album Jagged Little Pill.

The stage version was adapted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, who wrote the script for the film.

Ticket are $87, $57, $37 and $22 for Tuesday-Thursday shows and $92, $62, $42 and $27 for Friday-Sunday shows. Information on purchasing tickets is available at the Peabody’s website www.peabodyoperahouse.com.

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