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Hauntingly beautiful movie-turned-musical comes to the Beef & Boards stage

by Patricia Rettig
October 5, 2017
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-872-9664
It was the movie with the iconic scene that molded romance at a pottery wheel to the strains of “Unchained Melody,” and made the word “ditto” synonymous with “I love you.” “Ghost,” the famous film released in 1990, has inspired a Broadway adaptation and it’s on stage this fall for the first time at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

The drama, fantasy and romance of the original film have been adapted for the stage 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. 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.

Eddie Egan and Carmel High School graduate Andrea Laxton play the lead roles of Sam and Molly, with Renee Jackson as Oda Mae Brown and Patrick Michael Joyce as Carl Bruner. All are making their Beef & Boards debut in Ghost, the Musical. The cast also features Beef & Boards favorites Kelly Teal Goyette (Shrek, The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins) as Mrs. Santiago, and John Vessels (Shrek, The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Addams Family, Smoke on the Mountain) as the Hospital Ghost.

There are 49 performances of Ghost, the Musical in the intimate atmosphere of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $42.50 to $67.50, and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. Ample free parking is also available.

For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.

Ghost, the Musical is rated PG-13 due to violence and adult language.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana’s only year-round professional dinner theatre, has been serving up exceptional entertainment since 1973

Fact Sheet

WHAT: Ghost, the Musical
Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard

WHEN: October 5 through November 18, 2017

Weekday/Saturday Evenings
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Buffet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
October: 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
November: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Weekday Matinees
Doors open at 11 a.m.; Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Show at 1 p.m.
October: 11, 18, 25
November: 2, 8, 9, 15

Sunday Evenings
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Buffet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Show at 7 p.m.
October: 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12

Saturday/Sunday Matinees
Doors open at noon; Buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Show at 1:30 p.m.
October: 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 18

WHO:
Director - Doug Stark Choreographer - Ron Morgan
Musical Director - Terry Woods Lighting Design - Ryan Koharchik Set Design - Michael Layton Costume Design - Jill Kelly Howe

Starring:
Eddie Egan as Sam Wheat Andrea Laxton as Molly Jensen
Renee Jackson as Oda Mae Brown Patrick Michael Joyce as Carl Bruner
Logan Moore as Willie Lopez Joshua L K Patterson as Subway Ghost
Ayana Bey as Clara Christine Zavakos as Louise
Kelly Teal Goyette as Mrs. Santiago John Vessels as Hospital Ghost

WHERE: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268

TICKETS: Available by calling the box office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Tickets range from $42.50 to $67.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages.

WEB SITE: For more information or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com
Pottery Wheel: Molly (Andrea Laxton) feels the presence of Sam (Eddie Egan), whose spirit is unable to leave until Molly is protected from those who took his life in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Pottery Wheel: Molly (Andrea Laxton) feels the presence of Sam (Eddie Egan), whose spirit is unable to leave until Molly is protected from those who took his life in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Life Turns on a Dime: Sam (Eddie Egan), at back, is horrified that his former friend Carl (Patrick Michael Joyce), seated at left, not only had him killed but is trying to seduce his girlfriend Molly (Andrea Laxton) in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Life Turns on a Dime: Sam (Eddie Egan), at back, is horrified that his former friend Carl (Patrick Michael Joyce), seated at left, not only had him killed but is trying to seduce his girlfriend Molly (Andrea Laxton) in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Say my name: Realizing that storefront psychic Oda Mae Brown (Renee Jackson), seated center, may be able to hear him, Sam (Eddie Egan), at right, tells her his name several times and implores her to repeat it to confirm his suspicions in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Say my name: Realizing that storefront psychic Oda Mae Brown (Renee Jackson), seated center, may be able to hear him, Sam (Eddie Egan), at right, tells her his name several times and implores her to repeat it to confirm his suspicions in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Suspend My Disbelief: Singing “Suspend My Disbelief,” Molly (Andrea Laxton) decides to hope against hope that Sam may somehow still be with her after his murder in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Suspend My Disbelief: Singing “Suspend My Disbelief,” Molly (Andrea Laxton) decides to hope against hope that Sam may somehow still be with her after his murder in Ghost, The Musical, now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Based on the hit 1990 film, this Broadway adaptation is making its debut at Beef & Boards, and is on stage through Nov. 18. Tickets include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet. For reservations, contact the box office at 317.872.9664. For more information and show schedule, visit beefandboards.com. This show is rated PG-13.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig

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