The Hollywood blockbuster movie “Ghost” was released in 1990 but just like its plot line, the story makes a re-appearance in 2013. From March 25-30th, St. Louis’ Peabody Opera welcomes the haunting romance that lingers in audience’s memories. The movie received the popularity vote, with stars of the time Demi Moore and the now-deceased Patrick Swayze, and garnered equally passionate critical acclaim in the form of two Oscars.
The touring musical proves the story’s staying power. The plot involves, in the words of Internet IMBD,“After being killed during a botched mugging, a man’s love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.” Likewise, the musical starting at the Peabody Opera House on March 25 will explore the relationship of a couple kept apart by fate and the limits of time.
The Peabody boasts impressive visual experience for musical-goers, “unlike anything you’ve seen before… You will be amazed to see inanimate objects take on a life of their own, a person walk through a solid door right before your eyes and other special effects that will astonish and leave you gasping.” The production score boasts more star-power: “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).”
Tickets range in price between $22 and up to $87 for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows, and weekend shows start at $27 apiece. Interested parties should inquire at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com. The Peabody Opera House is located at 1400 Market Street, St. Louis.