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Back to the Future the Musical - does it have a Future?

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Spoiler alert - YES! its truly amazing... read more to find out why?

Broadway has always been a hub of creative brilliance, bringing iconic films to life on the stage. One such theatrical marvel that has recently graced the legendary stages of Broadway is "Back to the Future: The Musical." Adapted from the beloved 1985 film that captured the hearts of millions, this musical extravaganza takes audiences on a thrilling journey through time.

Finally on Broadway!

After its hugely successful opening in the UK winning multiple awards – Back to the future. the musical is finally oping on Broadway. Here at the winter garden theatre the location of the hit show is hard to miss with its huge DeLorean time machine complete with fire tracks. and not only has it got the largest sign of any theatre in Broadway – it also has its own merch store dedicated to all things back to the future. Distinctively eighties in it's theme and style the store is a treasure trove for back the future fans with everything from t shirts and hooddies unique to the Broadway show, to bags printed with the Hill Vally telegraph.

Inside the theater – there’s no mistaking this is back to the future, just has to be one of the coolest sets in Broadway – and the show hasn’t even started yet.

A Nostalgic Blast:

From the moment the show starts stage explodes with energy and an undeniable sense of nostalgia. The production beautifully recreates the iconic Hill Valley, capturing the essence of the original film's setting. The attention to detail is remarkable, from the perfectly replicated DeLorean time machine to the accurate period costumes and set designs. The stage adaptation embraces the film's nostalgic charm and takes it to new heights, inviting both longtime fans and newcomers to relive the magic. Sticking closely to the story we all know and love the show does an incredible job of hitting the longed-for beats of the original without sticking slavishly to what went before.

Dynamic Performances:

The heart and soul of any musical lie within its cast, and "Back to the Future: The Musical" excels in this regard. The talented ensemble brings the beloved characters to life with infectious enthusiasm. Playing the role made famous by Michael J. Fox, our lead, Marty McFly, delivers a captivating performance, effortlessly capturing the character's charisma and vulnerability. The chemistry between the cast members is palpable, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the production.

Timeless Tunes and Electrifying Choreography:

No Broadway musical is complete without memorable music and choreography. The production successfully incorporates the beloved soundtrack from the film, including the iconic "The Power of Love" and "Back in Time." The new compositions specifically created for the musical perfectly complement the original score, immersing the audience in a world of catchy tunes and toe-tapping melodies. The choreography is electrifying, featuring impressive dance sequences that bring an extra layer of excitement to the stage.

Innovative Stagecraft:

"Back to the Future: The Musical" pushes the boundaries of stagecraft, utilizing cutting-edge technology to bring time travel to life. The seamless integration of visual effects, blending practical effects with world class projections, creates a sense of awe and wonder. The show incorporates clever use of lighting and set transformations that enhance the production's immersive experience, transporting the audience through various eras with stunning visual artistry.

Final Verdict:

"Back to the Future: The Musical" is a triumph on Broadway, successfully capturing the spirit of the beloved film while adding its own innovative flair. It caters to both longtime fans of the original and newcomers to the story, delivering an unforgettable experience for all. The production combines stellar performances, timeless music, electrifying choreography, and groundbreaking stagecraft to create a spectacle that leaves audiences both entertained and touched by the power of nostalgia. If you're ready to embark on an exhilarating journey through time, this musical is an absolute must-see. It leans heavily on the comedy to justify some of its musical numbers but still delivers the emotional scenes – and yes – it does have a fully functioning flying DeLorean!

So grab your flux capacitor, fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to be transported to a world where past, present, and future collide in an extraordinary Broadway experience like no other. "Back to the Future: The Musical" is an enchanting adventure that will leave you longing for more even after the DeLorean flies off into the distance!

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