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Sidney Epstein prepares for a ‘ghostly’ upcoming production at the Theatre of the Republic. 

 Just in time for Halloween, Theatre of the Republic continues its 2016-2017 musical season with “Ghost: The Musical,” which opened yesterday.

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, “Ghost: The Musical” follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.

Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. The musical features the iconic Righteous Brothers song “Unchained Melody” from the film and a modern pop score with music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.

“Ghost: The Musical” contains adult subject matter and adult language.

Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The show runs for through Oct. 30.

In addition to “Ghost,” the TOR 2016-2017 musical season features three upcoming shows. In December, the beloved “Holiday on Main Street” Christmas variety show returns to the stage with the theme “Be a Santa.” In 2017, the theater will present “Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical,” a heartwarming adventure of three friends who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla. The musical season concludes with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita,” the story of Argentine political leader Eva Peron.

The theater will present also five non-musical plays this season as it introduces the new TOR Actors Playhouse series. Upcoming shows include “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Normal Heart,” Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” and Bruce Norris’s “Clybourne Park.”

Single show tickets, flex tickets and season tickets for musicals and non-musicals are available now and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Visit theatreoftherepublic.com or call (843) 488-0821.

Theatre of the Republic is at 331 Main St. in Downtown Conway.

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