The cast did not disappoint. Adam Woolsey's was the lead ghost, "Sam," as our protagonist and main love interest, who can't seem to find "the word" with Mary Maurer's "Molly." Mary recently wowed Owosso audiences as Elle in "Legally Blonde: The Musical." Joe Quick rounded out the three main characters as "Carl," the best friend. No spoilers here, friends!
Brennan Hattaway thrilled the audience with his Subway Ghost (and others!!) and attendees couldn't get enough of Jenise Cook as Oda Mae Brown. Josh Holliday rounded out the main ghosts as the Hospital Ghost, wowing us with his soulful voice.
Choreography, by Erica Bradley Duffield, was executed flawlessly by the cast of dancers and non-dancers alike. The set, designed by Greg Freeman and Michael Jordan, is another Owosso original, setting the bar for mid-Michigan again. A difficult score was directed by Mike Frederick and played very well by the pit! Director Lyn Freeman and returning Artistic Director Garrett Bradley have a lot to be proud of here, including some pretty amazing stage magic.
While opening night featured some opening night technical glitches and small issues throughout, those will get fixed and the show will tighten over its next six performances. Go see it. #supportlocaltheatre
Ghost the Musical runs Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 8, 14 and 15 at 3 p.m. at the Lebowsky Center in Owosso. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and $10 for children 13 and under. Tickets are available by calling 989.723.4003 or online at www.owossoplayers.com/tickets. Ghost is generously sponsored by Nelson-House Funeral Home.
THANKS to Guest Reviewer Joe Baumann for this great review. (Mark and I can’t see it until next Saturday’s matinee… to late for a helpful review.)
STAY TUNED for Guest Reviewer Tom Klunzinger’s take on The Colleen Bawn at LCC tonight or tomorrow.