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Ghost the Musical

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. 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.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Young Adult, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre
Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen are deeply in love. Sam is a high-powered banker who has control of numerous accounts and millions and millions of dollars. He works with Carl Bruner, a good friend who comes round to the apartment and shares take-aways and beers with Sam and Molly. Molly is an artist, often working from home. Perhaps the only downside to their idyllic existence is Sam's inability to tell Molly that he loves her, only ever using the word "ditto." 

Out together one night, Sam and Molly are set upon by a mugger. Sam offers him money, but this is not enough for the mugger, Willie Lopez, who is fixated with the wallet, which we later learn contains the passwords to the accounts which Sam has control of. In the struggle that ensues, a shot rings out. As Sam staggers away from Willie, he notices that Molly is crouched desperately over a body. His body. 

Sam's body is taken to hospital, where he dies on the operating table. Sam's ghost is stuck between worlds, confused and alone, until he is befriended by a friendly ghost who explains about his current situation. 

Sam finds himself at the parlour of Oda Mae Brown, a dodgy psychic who specializes in conning money out of vulnerable widows. He realises that Oda Mae can hear him and he persuades her to visit Molly. Initially cynical, Molly begins to believe Oda Mae when she tells her private things about her life with Sam. Sam follows Carl to the flat of Willie Lopez, believing that he is going to confront him, only to discover that the mugging was at Carl's instigation, with the purpose of obtaining the passwords and transferring money from Sam's accounts to his. 

Molly finds it harder and harder to cope with Sam's loss and sinks further into her grief. 

Meanwhile, Sam is working to thwart Carl's plan. With the help of a ghost on the subway, he learns how to move objects with the power of his mind, before beginning to haunt Carl, typing the word "murderer" onto his computer screen. Of course, Carl does not see Sam, so is traumatised by this turn of events. 

Sam persuades Oda Mae to help him to become a fictitious account customer, the owner of an account that Carl has created as part of his scam. As "Rita Miller", Oda Mae enters the bank and makes a withdrawal, with Sam giving her pointers to stop her real identity being revealed. Oda Mae can't believe her ears when she is told that she is about to withdraw $10 million and leaves, somewhat unsteadily, with a bankers cheque made out to this amount. 

Oda Mae considers what she is going to do with her newfound wealth, but Sam makes her give the money away. They return to Molly, just in time before Carl arrives, desperate for the cheque that "Rita Miller" has withdrawn. In the struggle the ensues, Carl dies and is consumed by the shadows of death. 

Sam and Molly realise that is time for them to say goodbye for the last time. Sam thanks Oda Mae and, for the first time, is able to tell Molly that he loves her, before ascending up into the light of happiness and eternal life.

  • Casting: 9M, 8F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Casting Notes: Where race and ethnicity are indicated, they should be honored. Where race and 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)
    WILLIE LOPEZ (Puerto Rican Male)
    LOUISE (Black Female)
    CLARA (Black Female)
    MRS. SANTIAGO (Female)
    ODA MAE BROWN (Black Female)
    WORKMAN (Male)
    SOBBING WOMAN (Female)
    HENRY - A GHOST (Male)
    ORTISHA (Female)
    ORLANDO – A GHOST (Male)
    NUN 1 (Female)
    NUN 2 (Female)
  • Name Price
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    25 Cast Scripts/Vocal Books
    3 Director's Scripts
    2 Piano Conductor's Score

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Reed (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax & Tenor Sax)
    1 Trumpet (doubling Flugelhorn)
    1 Utility (Mostly playing Keyboard, but also doubles on Acoustic guitar)
    1 Guitar (Electric and Acoustic) Also uses e-bow
    1 Bass (Electric)
    1 Drums/Percussion
    1 Violin (doubling waterphone)
    1 Cello

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
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    1 Cast script/Vocal book
    1 Piano /  Conductor's Scores

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    1 Script / Vocal book & Score Sampler

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