The romance, the thrills—and even the special effects—of the hit movie Ghost are coming to Atlanta. The national tour of Ghost the Musical will play the Fox Theatre from November 5 through November 10. Below, the creative team behind this powerful musical talks about Ghost’s incredible illusions and its story of endless love.
“I think the biggest surprise to people is not that we can make somebody walk through a wall and we can make someone appear and disappear, which we do,” director Matthew Warchus told Broadway.com. “I think the biggest surprise is what a beautiful and passionate production it is."
Based on the hit 1990 film starring Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost follows a young couple, Sam and Molly, who are mugged while walking home to their New York apartment. Sam is murdered and becomes trapped in this world as a ghost, unable to leave Molly, whom he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly from beyond in hopes of protecting her. "It's a very deft way that [the show] ties together romance and the supernatural and all these seemingly contradictory elements," explains Warchus. Meanwhile, audiences get swept up in a tale of abiding love.
“It’s kind of universal,” book writer and co-lyricist Bruce Joel Rubin said of the show’s message. “Everybody in the world wishes they could have one more moment with someone they love, and that’s what this play is about.”
Although Ghost is a thrilling stage show with plenty of comedy, don't forget the tissues. “It makes me cry, first and second act. And I’ve seen it 17 thousand times,” co-composer and lyricist Glen Ballard said. “I’m not normally a lachrymose person. But it’s a good cry; it’s a happy cry.”
Agrees Warchus, "If you can make an audience laugh, they like you. If you can make an audience cry, they love you.” Don't miss Ghost the Musical this fall!