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Ghost the Musical

Full-length
Classic Film Adaptation
9W, 8M, Ensemble
Community & Pro Theatres

Overview

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. The bond of love transcends the boundaries of life itself to grow stronger and more fully realized. 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, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. GHOST THE MUSICAL is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion to an ethereal climax that audiences will never forget.

Casting & Production

Casting

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

(in order of appearance)

Note: Where race and ethnicity are indicated, they should be honored. Where race or ethnicity are not indicated, that does not by default indicate whiteness, but rather that a character can be of any race or ethnicity.

MOLLY JENSEN (Female)

CARL BRUNER (Male)

SAM WHEAT (Male)

ASSISTANT (M/F)

WILLIE LOPEZ (Puerto Rican Male)

HOSPITAL GHOST (Male)

GHOSTS IN HOSPITAL (M/F)

HIGHER SPIRITS (M/F)

MINISTER (M/F)

SUBWAY GHOST (Male)

LOUISE (Black Female)

CLARA (Black Female)

MRS. SANTIAGO (Female)

ODA MAE BROWN (Black Female)

WORKMAN (Male)

WALLACE (M/F)

DET. BEIDERMAN (M/F)

SOBBING WOMAN (Female)

HENRY – A GHOST (Male)

ORTISHA (Female)

ORLANDO – A GHOST (Male)

PARLOR GHOSTS (M/F)

PATRONS (M/F)

OFFICER (M/F)

FURGESON (M/F)

NUN 1 (Female)

NUN 2 (Female)

Orchestral Information

9 Musicians

Piano/Conductor (Keyboard 1)

Utility (Keyboard 2, Acoustic Guitar)

Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax & Tenor Sax)

Trumpet (doubling Flugelhorn)

Violin (doubling waterphone)

Cello

Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, e-bow)

Bass (Electric)

Drums/Percussion (Drum Set, Triangle, Shaker, Tambourine)

Credits

GHOST

THE MUSICAL

Book & Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN

Music & Lyrics by DAVE STEWART & GLEN BALLARD

Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by Bruce Joel Rubin

Original West End Production Produced by Colin Ingram, David Garfinkle, Adam Silberman, Land Line Productions, Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards / Carole Winter

“Unchained Melody” written by Hy Zaret and Alex North, courtesy of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC

Upcoming Productions

Jul 1720, 2024
Belvoir Players Amateur Dramatic Society
,
Jul 1720, 2024
D&S Productions
Chester, Cheshire, UK
Aug 2325, 2024
Dramatically Incorrect Theater Group and Dance Company
Lowell, MA

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