©2018-2019 Eric Minton, All Rights Reserved, On Stage     On Screen      On Air     In Print     Commentaries     Dialogues     Shakespearecure, Bard on the Boards     Theater Links    Web Links     Shakespeare News     Productions Seen     Shakespeareances.com Top 40, Home     Updates     About     Standards & Etiquette     Sponsorships     Terms & Conditions     Contact. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 sci-fi classic film Forbidden Planet, Return to the Forbidden Planet finds a spaceship, helmed by Captain Tempest, making an emergency landing on the uncharted planet D’Illyria. © 2011–2020 Eric Minton Samuel French perusals are intended to be used for finding the perfect show to fit your theater, casting pool, and resources. | New York, NY 10003. - Time Out, "Tacky, camp, irreverent and-- frankly enjoyable..... A cult hit." Gregory Jon Phelps as Cookie lays down many a mean backbeat on the drum kit and blows a ripping sax solo on "She's Not There." Super hero type, square-jawed.SCIENCE OFFICER - A woman with a mysterious past: She's GLORIA-Prospero's wifeNEWSCASTER - Narrator NAVIGATIONAL OFFICER - Prone to panic during inter-galatoc emergencies. Return to the Forbidden Planet started life with the Bubble Theatre Company as an open-air performance in a tent. Roller skates are his mode of movement. Return to the Forbidden Planet in its final version opened at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End on September 11, 1989. Doctor Prospero, goggles perched on his forehead, wears a long, shiny white coat straight out of a Rick James video, and Ariel (played with impish innocence by John Harrell) is all silver padding with black knee and elbow pads, wrist braces, and a helmet with a … As Cookie and Bosun Arras sing "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in Her Kiss)," sneak a peak to the back of the stage where Doctor Prospero (René Thornton Jr.) and Captain Tempest are miming earnest conversation; you'll notice they are actually shoop-shooping with the rest of the crew. Piano, cello, and timpani are up in the balcony. It is irresistible." Adams orders pilot Jerry Farman (Jack Kelly) to … Start planning your production with a cost estimate you can save and share with your team. Note on Digital Perusal: Samuel French's new digital perusal process grants easy, digital access to music perusals while protecting the intellectual property of our composers, book writers, and lyricists. Incongruously integrated into the set are musical instruments. Plot Keywords Join StageAgent today and … Everybody sings, too—all at least well, some superbly. - What's On, "The BEST ROCK AND ROLL SHOW in town.... You just have to laugh at the death defying puns ... and the way the songs are worked into the plot with perfect logic." Paul as Captain Tempest nails the verse, projects cockiness, sings superbly, and exudes sexiness; Brown as Miranda sails smoothly through the verse, projects childlike charm, sings superbly, and exudes sexiness. Follow @Shakespeareance Important: DOCTOR PROSPERO - A mad scientist marooned for 15 years of the planet D'IllyriaARIEL - Prospero's robotMIRANDA - Prospero's daughter.Hopeless romantic who falls for Captain Tempest.CAPTAIN TEMPEST - A Starship Captain. American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Va.Saturday, The tapestry curtain normally at the back of the stage is replaced by glittering blue and silver strands that you might expect a Charlie's Angel to step through. Return to the Forbidden Planet is a Jukebox Musical by Bob Carlton, based on the 1956 film Forbidden Planet (which was itself inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest). You can spend the production playing "spot the play" (we detected Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and, of course, The Tempest). 235 Park Avenue South They cannot be used to hold auditions, produce the show without a license, or find sheet music for a separate performance. Otherwise, the captain's chair and the rest of the bridge's equipment feature in colors and motif the design elements of the playhouse. The only residents there are the mad scientist Doctor Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and their robot Ariel. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Just answer a few questions. This tool is unavailable at the moment. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Shakespeare Canon Project: 42 Plays, 42 Theaters, One Year. Please try again later. The cost and license availability quoted are estimates only and may differ when you apply for a license. In a voice-over narration it is late in the 22nd Century. United Planet cruiser C57D is a year out from Earth base on the way to Altair for a special mission. Coup in Rome Played Out in A.D. 2014 Washington, The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa—A Play Full of Manure, Literally. on Facebook. And when Dylan Paul as Captain Tempest picks up his trombone and weighs in on the song along with the rest of the cast, a pulse couses through the audience, an awareness that we are in for a rollicking good trip. I am closing in on seeing 300 staged Shakespeare productions, from London to Ashland and every Stratford in between. That is the question in the play's plot, as Doctor Prospero's magic is the making of a conscious-altering drug. Everybody dances, as well, mostly choreographed hip-shaking and pony prancing. This estimator is only for non-equity/amateur productions. In this production is a cast that includes actors who are among the best Richard Gloucesters and Iagos (Curns), Brutuses and Benedicks (Thornton), Hamlets and Clotens (Harrell), Mercutios and Henry Vs (Phelps), and Lorenzos and Arragons (Johnston) I've seen over the years, and an actress who is the best Speed and Jailor's Daughter (Glenzer) I'm likely to ever see. Beside the captain's chair is a vertical contraption of brass piping, otherwise known as a trombone. Return to the Forbidden Planet has its genesis not so much in William Shakespeare's The Tempest but in Forbidden Planet, the 1956 science fiction film based on The Tempest. You could spend the production playing the game "who's playing what on this song?" That's the singularity that the Blackfriars' aesthetic brings to Return to the Forbidden Planet. | YOUR FAVORITE BLASTS FROM THE PAST... ring out of the story with such unadulterated audacity that the cue lines themselves beg for mercy." To represent the Albatross blasting off on its flight, the entire crew breaks into "Wipe Out" with Chris Johnston as Lt. Hotlix McShredalot playing the song's lead electric guitar part on his banjo. What they discover is how and why an alien race of geniuses destroyed itself overnight while leaving their technology intact at some point in the distant, distant past. It doesn't take algebra to find the formula for a conscious-altering state: s(b) x s(t) + z(r) x z(b) + y(s) x y(b) = A. Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs. Comment: e-mail editorial@shakespeareances.com. Parents Guide. The moral of this story, "Beware the ids that march," pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Return to the Forbidden Planet. Captain Tempest asks after their (fittingly named) Intergalactic Starship Albatross crashes. The crew's uniforms are styled like something a wait staff might wear at a New York dinette, aqua blue with red and black trim and laser gun belt buckles. - Jewish Chronicle. Josh Innerst as Little Dickie Triplesticks moves back and forth between guitar and cello, and Benjamin Curns as Bosun Arras provides solid rhythm tracks whether he's playing bass, guitar, or drums. All Rights Reserved, Shakespeare Canon Project: 42 Plays, 42 Theaters, One Year The console operated by Petty Officer Anne Arkey is actually a xylophone played by Allison Glenzer. It's stupid fun, it's irreverent relevance, it's Shakespearean silliness. Return to the Forbidden Planet characters breakdowns including full descriptions with standard casting requirements and expert analysis. The cost and license availability quoted are estimates only and may differ when you apply for a license.