When I first heard about Ghost the musical, I had a hard time imagining how they would create a play out of a movie that was so character driven. Demi, Patrick and Whoopi were powerhouse actors in the film “Ghost” but I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of the play.
“The musical’s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. Ghost The Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations.”
The plot remained very similar to movie with a few updated conviences like cell phones. The love story was still central to the plot and reminded the audience of of the excitement of their first love.
The use of technology to create the scenery for the set was absolutley incredible.
The special effects that created the subway scenes were my favorite part because it looked so real and I found myself trying to figure out how they created all of the details.
The character of Oda Mae Brown was so fun to watch as she added the perfect amount of humor to the scenes.
Ghost the Musical will remind you how important it is to express love to those you care about and will challenge you to think about what happens to life after death.
Ghost the Music will be playing from SEP 24–OCT 6, 2013
You can purchase tickets for an upcoming show here.
Ghost the musical will be playing at the Cincinnati Aronoff Center located at the Aronoff Center for the Arts located at 650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH.
* Photo credit for all images in this post – Joan Martin
Disclosure: I was provided complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.