Return to the Forbidden Planet
Shakespeare’s forgotten rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece! Fasten your seatbelts, return your tray tables to the upright position, and prepare to blast off! In this jukebox musical, the many works of Shakespeare are aligned with a fabulous rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits of the 50s and 60s (“Great Balls of Fire,” “The Monster Mash,” “Good Vibrations,” and others) to create a fun-filled, jiving-in-the-aisles musical. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 sci-fi classic film Forbidden Planet with its B-movie atmosphere and dialogue in iambic pentameter. Throw in a roller-skating robot, unrequited love, and a scary space monster, and you’ve got one groovy show!