CASPER The Friendly Musical

October 12-13 & 18-20, 2019 | October 15-18 & 21, 2019

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

October 12-13 & 18-20, 2019

Saturday, Oct 12 at 2 PM*
Sunday, Oct 13 at 2 PM
Sunday, Oct 13 5 PM
Friday, Oct 18 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 19 at 2 PM
Saturday, Oct 19 5 PM
Sunday, Oct 20 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

October 15-18 & 21, 2019

Tuesday, Oct 15 at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, Oct 15 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 9:45 AM
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 12:15 PM^
Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:45 AM
Thursday, Oct 17 at 12:15 PM
Friday, Oct 18 at 9:45 AM
Friday, Oct 18 at 12:15 PM
Monday, Oct 21 at 9:45 AM
Monday, Oct 21 at 1 PM*

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* Signed for the hearing impaired.
† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.


​At the Taft Theatre. 

TCT takes Casper center stage in this world-premiere musical adaptation for young audiences! Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his three uncles live a rather uneventful existence in the family mansion. Fifty years after their lives were cut short in a lightning storm, Magdalena, their former maid, re-enters their (after)lives! Now a celebrity TV Host, she is looking for the deed to the mansion… not because she wants the house, but because she believes there's a message on the back that will lead her to a “great treasure”. As competition reality TV is all the rage, she hosts a live treasure hunt in the mansion on Halloween. One lucky young contestant could win $1 million if they find the deed! It is up to young Casper and his new friends, the contestants, to save the mansion from Magdalena, and discover the greatest treasure of all.


Book and lyrics by Stephen Cole.
Music by Matthew Ward.
Adapted by TCT and Roderick Justice.
By special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group.
Directed by Roderick Justice
Choreographed by Eric Byrd

Thematic Connections

Ancestry, Arts Integration, Bullying, Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Friendship, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Music, Possibilities, Self-Esteem, Sharing, Strength of Character, Teamwork


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