Theatergoers are giving GHOST THE MUSICAL a spirited welcome!

The special effects extravaganza Ghost The Musical makes its Bass Hall debut this week. Photo by Joan Marcus.
The special effects extravaganza Ghost The Musical makes its Bass Hall debut this week. Photo by Joan Marcus.
After working its metaphysical magic at Dallas Summer Musicals for two weeks, Ghost The Musical made its debut on Tuesday here at Bass Hall, where it runs until Sunday.

On opening night here, theatergoers raved about the show, calling it “awesome” and “amazing.” BroadwayWorld concurred, calling the show astounding.

To promote the shows, cast members spent a day in Dallas doing press. Steven Grant Douglas and Katie Postotnik, who play the roles of Sam and Molly, absolutely nailed the song “Be Here Now” on WFAA’S Good Morning Texas and KTXD’s The Broadcast. Carla Stewart, who plays Oda Mae Brown (played by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie), was all over the place, chatting with CBS’ Teresa Frosini, NBC 5’s Bobbie Wygant and WFAA’S Midday.

The show is based on the 1990 Academy Award-winning hit movie of the same name, which starred Patrick Swayze as Sam, Demi Moore as Molly and Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown. While the stage version contains the unforgettable song, Unchained Melody, it also features a new score penned by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart and songwriter Glen Ballard. Stewart chatted with the Star-Telegram about co-writing the score.

But the show’s biggest buzz is about the spectacular special effects. Dallas Morning News’ Nancy Churnin wrote a big piece about these SFX, which include a pair of 25-feet-long LED screens, 350 lights and six projectors.

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Ghost The Musical runs until Sunday. For tickets and info, click here.

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