OFF TO THE MAGIC OF THE THEATRE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Whether it is a play with 4 people on a stage or a muscial with 20-30 dancers, singers, musical instrument players the theatre has always held a certain magic for me since I was 6 years old---yeah, yeah, back in the Ice Age--and now 72 years later I am looking forward with anticipation of going to see another show this evening.
"Ghost--The Musical" is opening tonight at the Broward Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale for 2 weeks. I don't know how many of you have seen the 1990 musical but if you did the middle picture in the above collage is an iconic moment from the movie only in that film was Patrick Swayze and Demi-Moore and in tonight's show it will be Katie Postonik and Steve Grant Douglas.
A small, probably not remembered by many, film called "Unchained" in 1955 had a song written by North and Zaret after the title of the film and was a center piece for the 1990 film called "Ghost" for that iconic scene. The Righteous Brothers sang that song and recorded it in 1965 and sang it in the 1990 movie. "Unchained Melody" has had over 500 versions recorded but no one seeing the movie will ever forget hearing it while Swayze and Moore filmed on of the most romantic scenes ever filmed.
Will the show's version of the song and the scene bring the same emotions or will it even be stronger on the magic of stage where the company technicians will have to bring a ghost (Sam played by Douglas) back to life on stage? Will that song be sung and stay in my head for weeks if not months?
Folks I will let you know in my review Thursday or Friday.