RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET

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Set on a space ship sometime in the future, the show features a galaxy of talented artists singing 1950s and 1960s rock-and-roll classics, including "Wipe Out," "Good Vibrations," "Great Balls of Fire," and "Monster Mash." Written by Bob Carlton.

Reviews

Leigh Kennicott
"It's back and it's better than ever! Rubicon brings Broadway to the Beach for Return to The Forbidden Planet. The Rubicon Theatre Company reprises it's 2016 hit to celebrate its 20th year, headed by the award-winning director, Kirby Ward. The cast is stellar, including the digital guest appearance by Fred Willard; the set is appropriately configured to resemble the STAR TREK cockpit, with costumes reminiscent of the show. Part of the charm of creator Bob Carlton's half/serious, half/hilarious spoof on such popular icons as Shakespeare, television and the entire 50s and 60s playbook is its familiarity. It's well worth a day and evening at the beach!"

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Shari Barrett
"The musical is a send-up of the cult classic movie and other sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s, melded with plot elements from "The Tempest" BWW Review: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Gloriously Re-Visits the Rubicon Theatre Galaxy to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary Seasonalong with dialogue bits from multiple Shakespeare plays. That was part of the fun for me, catching so many Shakespearean quotes perfectly placed in the dialogue of Bob Carlton's musical set on a spaceship sometime in the future, featuring a galaxy of 1950's and 1960's rock and roll classics including "Wipeout," "Good Vibrations," "Great Balls of Fire," "All Shook Up," "Monster Mash" and "We Gotta Get Out of this Place." And what an outrageously fabulous band under the musical direction of Trevor Wheetman and Omar D. Brancato, both of whom rocked the house on guitars while believably playing Ensign crew members onstage."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Leigh Kennicott
"It's back and it's better than ever! Rubicon brings Broadway to the Beach for Return to The Forbidden Planet. The Rubicon Theatre Company reprises it's 2016 hit to celebrate its 20th year, headed by the award-winning director, Kirby Ward. The cast is stellar, including the digital guest appearance by Fred Willard; the set is appropriately configured to resemble the STAR TREK cockpit, with costumes reminiscent of the show. Part of the charm of creator Bob Carlton's half/serious, half/hilarious spoof on such popular icons as Shakespeare, television and the entire 50s and 60s playbook is its familiarity. It's well worth a day and evening at the beach!"

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - Show Mag - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"The musical is a send-up of the cult classic movie and other sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s, melded with plot elements from "The Tempest" BWW Review: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Gloriously Re-Visits the Rubicon Theatre Galaxy to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary Seasonalong with dialogue bits from multiple Shakespeare plays. That was part of the fun for me, catching so many Shakespearean quotes perfectly placed in the dialogue of Bob Carlton's musical set on a spaceship sometime in the future, featuring a galaxy of 1950's and 1960's rock and roll classics including "Wipeout," "Good Vibrations," "Great Balls of Fire," "All Shook Up," "Monster Mash" and "We Gotta Get Out of this Place." And what an outrageously fabulous band under the musical direction of Trevor Wheetman and Omar D. Brancato, both of whom rocked the house on guitars while believably playing Ensign crew members onstage."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review