About Return to the Forbidden Planet
Return to the Forbidden Planet is a jukebox musical by Bob Carl- ton, and is loosely based off of Shakespear’s Tempest, and movie Return to the Forbidden Planet. The show features rock songs from the 50s and 60s, and multiple Shakespearean Easter eggs. When Captain Tempest and his crew set off on their space exploration, they do not expect anything to go wrong. However, when they come in contact with the evil Dr. Prospero, nothing can seem to go right. Meanwhile, Miranda, Dr. Prospero’s daughter, has fallen in love with the captain, and the captain has fallen in love with her. But Cookie, the cook for the spaceship has also fallen in love with Miranda. During this time, Dr. Prospero has taken a drug, which he calls the “X” factor, resulting in a series of unfortunate events. Throw in a robot on wheels, unrequited love, and a scary space monster, and you’ve got one groovy show! Will the ship inhabitants make it out of space alive? Find out in Return to the Forbidden Planet!
Even in a pandemic, MV Theatre continues to produce innovative productions that tell unique stories - and tonight's performance is no exception! As we round out our Upper School Theatre's 2020-21 deep dive into the world of William Shakespeare, we are excited to present this adaptation of the show we started our season with, The Tempest.
We want to thank our families and community for their continuous support during this difficult time. This cast and crew have invested so much time and energy into creating a one-of-a-kind production and we hope your foot will be tapping during the performance.