The undead of today’s films don’t hold a candle to those of yesteryear. In the 1990 film Ghost, Swayze’s portrayal of ectoplasm haunted film audiences, inspiring sexual fantasies that weirdly involved pottery wheels. In 2012, Broadway saw songwriters Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard resurrect the story of a man stuck between life and death who employs the help of a psychic to protect the woman he loves. Now touring the country, the Tony Award-winning Ghost the Musical plays at the Music Hall at Fair Park (909 1st Ave.) through February 9, giving baby boomers another chance to experience the supernatural romance. And though it can’t boast the paranormally attractive bod of a young Swayze, the musical contains enough stage trickery and illusions to capture the film’s seductive magic. Tuesday’s show is at 7:30 p.m. Visit dallassummermusicals.org for tickets and other showtimes.
Feb. 4-9, 2014