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Ghost the Musical

Remember that pottery wheel scene between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost? Did you know that it’s become the most famous love scene in movie history and this February you’ll be able to relive that scene (minus Demi & Patrick), live on stage at GHOST the Musical.

After successful international seasons including London’s West End and Broadway – GHOST The Musical comes to Australia for the very first time. Based on the Oscar®-winning film of the same name, GHOST is the story of Sam and Molly, a young couple whose relationship takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.
Trapped between this world and the next, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and ultimately avenge his death.

The supernatural power of love will explode onto the Melbourne stage from 5 February 2016 headed by ROB MILLS as ‘Sam Wheat’, JEMMA RIX as ‘Molly Jensen’ (Wicked fans will be overjoyed), ALEX RATHGEBER as ‘Carl Bruner’ (direct from his Helpmann Award Winning performance in Anything Goes) and introducing remarkable British theatrical and television actress WENDY MAE BROWN as ‘Oda Mae Brown’ (the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg).

 

Employing special effects never before seen in an on-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 right before your eyes.

Since premiering in Manchester in 2011, the musical has been enjoyed by over a million people worldwide and nominated for numerous awards including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards.

When: February 6

Where: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne

Visit the website here.