Return To The Forbidden Planet

Return To The Forbidden Planet

Written by: Bob Carlton 

Westwego Performing Arts Theatre    10/31/2008 - 11/16/2008 (schedule)

Category:  Musical · Comedy

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Take off for a wild ride across the galaxy! "Return To The Forbidden Planet" is Shakespeare's long-lost rock-n'-roll musical, marrying "The Tempest" with familiar songs from the 50's, 60's & 70's. Familiar hits like "Good Vibrations", "Teenager In Love", "Great Balls of Fire" and "The Monster Mash" balance a script culled from almost every play by William Shakespeare, and a sprinkling of 1950's 'B-movie' sci-fi inspired by "The Forbidden Planet". For a fantastic voyage (and a really great time), "Return To The Forbidden Planet" is theatre that is sure to please!

Total performances: 9

Richard Hutton.... Dr. Prospero *
Abbey P. Murrell.... Navigational Officer
Allison Rich.... Omnes
Dennis Assaf.... Newscaster
Jeff Springmann.... Ariel
Joe Van Zandt.... Cookie
Justin Michael Wilcox.... Captain Tempest
Katie Nigsch.... Miranda
Meredith Long.... Science Officer/Gloria
Tommy Venuti.... Bosun
*=featured role

Claire Van Cott ....  Director
Lynne Lawrence ....  Choreographer
Don Hopkinson ....  Musical Director
Ryan Hauenstein ....  Lighting Design
Shannon R. Miller ....  Set Design
Kelly James-Penot ....  Costume Design
Kristen Carrier ....  Sound Design
Josh Tiska ....  Prop Master
Ryan Neely ....  Stage Manager
Daniel Graham ....  Asst. Technical Director
Trisha Billiot ....  Asst. Stage Manager
Helen Maxwell ....  Piano
Becky Hicks ....  Bass
Kevin S. Estoque ....  Drums
Mike Vila ....  Guitar
Allison Rich ....  Asst. Musical Director
Laura E. Jordan ....  Costume Assistant
Liz Broomall ....  Master Carpenter
Andrew Elliott ....  Film Videographer


"It's A Man's World"
"Great Balls of Fire"
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
"Good Vibrations"
"The Shoop-Shoop Song"
"I'm Gonna Change The World"
"A Teenager In Love"
"Young Girl"
"She's Not There"
"Shakin' All Over"
"Who's Sorry Now?"
"Tell Her"
"Robot Man"
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
"Go Now"
"Only The Lonely"
"Born To Be Wild"
"Mister Spaceman"
"Monster Mash"
"Great Balls of Fire (reprise)"
References: Media; MPC
Record created by: Don

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