A stylish musical comedy about the problems that arise when the ghost of his first wife comes back to visit him — and his second wife. The original Broadway production opened in 1964 and was nominated for 8 Tony Awards. The original Blithe Spirit first appeared on the Forge stage in our 7th season.
June 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2012
Directed by Marnie Herzfeld and Hal Holzer
Charles Condomine – Anthony Marsala
Edith – Melanie Magolan
Ruth Condomine – Michelle English
Dr. Bradman – JT Grosch
Mrs. Bradman – Danielle Greenberg
Madame Arcati – Patricia Rhoads
Elvira – Janine Herd
Rupert – Will Nassau
Directors – Hal Holzer and Marnie Herzfeld
Music Director – Denise Wisneski
Stage Manager – Linda Blystone
Lighting Design – Jeff Sugzdinis
Choreographer – Renée Schulz
Click HERE for production photos.
Read Arnie Finkel’s review in STAGE Magazine HERE.
HIGH SPIRITS opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on April 7, 1964 and closed on February 27, 1965 after 375 performances and fourteen previews. The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards but did not win any. Other major musical nominees that same year (1964) were Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly!; most of the major Tony wins went to the latter.