Return to the Forbidden Planet

forbidden_planet_copy.jpgNew Line Theatre continues its eighteenth season of provocative, adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of Bob Carlton’s RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Line Theatre, "the Bad Boy of Musical Theatre," continues its eighteenth season of provocative, adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the outrageous sci-fi, rock and roll musical, Bob Carlton’s RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, running April 30-May 23, 2009, at New Line’s new home, the Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly the old CBC High School), 6501 Clayton Road, just east of Big Bend. Like a crazy cocktail of Rocky Horror and Star Trek, this smart, subversive piece of rock theatre taps into Americans’ perpetual fear of technology (and sex!), and it reminds us of that famous quote by Lord Acton: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." 

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET runs April 30-May 23, Thursday through Saturday evenings, at 8:00 p.m. April 30 is a preview. Performances are at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly the old CBC High School), 6501 Clayton Road, just east of Big Bend. All seating is general admission. For Thursday night performances, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. On Friday and Saturday nights, tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now through all Metrotix outlets, including Macy’s stores, the Fox Theatre, and select Schnucks stores, or by calling 314-534-1111. FORBIDDEN PLANET contains some adult content.

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