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Return to the Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet Red Bull Theater Main


Prepare to blast off with this musical space odyssey of Shakespearean proportions. Exploding with over thirty cosmic hits of classic rock-n-roll, and playfully based on The Tempest and the cinematic sci-fi classic, this fun-filled musical rockets Shakespeare’s beloved characters from stage to space as Captain Tempest crash lands on the planet D’Illyria, inhabited only by the mad scientist Doctor Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and their trusty robot Ariel.

With songs including “Great Balls of Fire,” “Shake Rattle and Roll,” “The Monster Mash,” and “Good Vibrations” along with some of Shakespeare’s most iconic phraseology catapulted through hyperspace into a campy concoction, this rare opportunity to experience this Olivier Award-winning musical is not to be missed.

This is an important intergalactic fundraiser for Red Bull Theater. Proceeds help to make all our programs possible.

Starring Tony Award nominees Steven Boyer, Patrick Page, and Mary Testa, along with Kim Exum, Jo Lampert, Amy Spanger and a cosmos of intergalactic luminaries | Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson will beam in for a special appearance | Directed by Gabriel Barre

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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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