Spectacular Performance Of Chemainus Theatre’s “Ghost The Musical”

Experience the dynamic and entertaining performance of Chemainus Theatre’s “Ghost The Musical”. An unforgettable theatrical journey!

We are wired for good stories.

And it doesn’t matter what kind of story, we love them. Comedy, mystery, a sports underdog, or a tug-at-the-heartstrings story, we are more than entertained. We connect in ways that cause us to think about our own lives.

Our highs and lows.

Fears and joys.

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Madeleine Eddy & Jacob Woike Set Designer HANS SAEFKOW, Lighting Designer IMOGEN WILSON, Costume Designer PATRICIA REILLY, Photos by B J Brady Photography

This summer, Chemainus Theatre has an outstanding story performed beautifully. “Ghost The Musical” is simply incredible.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this great story that I had watched many times in movie form would translate to the stage in musical form. If you, like me, are hesitant in the least, let me encourage you to purchase your tickets immediately.

This is one Chemainus Theatre show you do not want to miss!

The score, the lyrics, and the way the actors delivered it completely grabbed my emotions and surprised me with the depth of connection. The creative set design took us to store fronts, banks, subway, New York City loft, working office and more using multiple levels and moving backdrops.

If it sounds like I’m oozing praise for “Ghost The Musical” it’s because that’s exactly what I’m doing.

From start to finish we were mesmerized. I teared up in both acts! Yes! Both of them.

I cried at the depth of love and loss between Sam and Molly, two lovers ripped apart through a tragic death. Sam finds himself stuck between life and afterlife as a ghost, roaming around aimlessly until he can make sense of his untimely death and seek restitution. Molly is left broken-hearted, unable to move on after Sam’s passing. Sam discovers an unsuspecting hilarious friend in psychic fraud Oda Mae Brown.

I laughed along with the entire audience at the hilarity of Oda Mae, superbly cast in Madeleine Eddy. Oda Mae brings much levity to an otherwise heavy storyline. I cried, I laughed and I experienced even more emotions as I angrily awaited best friend Carl’s sure fate for his crimes.

This story delivers it all. In the end, my husband and I held each other a little tighter and were sure to say those three little and incredibly important words, “I love you.”

When you book your tickets for “Ghost The Musical” be sure to add dinner at The Playbill Dining Room.

Eating at The Playbill before the show will start your evening off with perfection.

One of the specialties of dining on a Friday night as we did, means having the bonus of a plated dinner. There was one menu choice that stood out from the rest for both of us (although I’m sure they are all good).

The Italian Style Porchetta was a tastebud sensation! Slow roasted pork loin & belly stuffed with a fresh herb, garlic, olive oil and lemon mix. Cooked until skin is crispy, then sliced per order and topped with a parsley, lemon & caper gremolata. Served with a celeriac puree, and a sweet & sour braised cabbage.

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You know, I’ve heard it said that we eat with our eyes first followed by our tastebuds. I didn’t always understand what that meant until dishes like this were set before me and my eyes perk up in anticipation for the feast that awaits.

Colours and textures provided anticipation that did not disappoint. Chef Benjamin Terrine created a winner with this bursting depth of flavour combination. See full menu for Summer 2023.

The whole evening will not be forgotten easily. It was truly a fantastic night out.

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While our experience was complimentary, our thoughts and opinions are our own as always.