Video: Learn The Magic Behind the Action-Packed Clock Tower Scene in Back to the Future: The Musical | Playbill

Video Video: Learn The Magic Behind the Action-Packed Clock Tower Scene in Back to the Future: The Musical

The musical adaptation of the hit film at the Winter Garden Theatre stars Casey Likes and Roger Bart.

Great Scott! Director John Rando is revealing some of the secrets that go into the Olivier-winning production of Back to the Future: the Musical, now playing Winter Garden Theatre August 3.

In the video above, see Rando and his creative team break down the bells and whistles that go into the musical's famous clock tower scene, ranging from choreographing the Delorean to timing the pyrotechnics down to the millisecond.

Based on the 1985 Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, Back to the Future: the Musical has a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy winner Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film, including "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B. Goode."

Casey Likes (Almost Famous) stars as Marty McFly, alongside Tony winner Roger Bart and Olivier nominee Hugh Coles, both reprising their West End roles as Doc Brown and George McFly.

They are joined by Liana Hunt as Lorraine Baines, Jelani Remy as Goldie Wilson and Marvin Berry, Nathaniel Hackmann as Biff Tannen, Merritt David Janes as Strickland, and Mikaela Secada as Jennifer Parker.

Rando reunited his entire London creative team for the Broadway bow of Back to the Future: the Musical. The production features set and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Gareth Owen, video design by Finn Ross, choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow, music direction by Ted Arthur, illusions by Chris Fisher, orchestrations by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, and dance arrangements by David Chase. Casting is by Tara Rubin.

The production stage manager is Julia Jones, the company manager is Eduardo M. Castro, the music coordinator is Kristy Norter, and the fight director is Maurice Chan. Richard Fitch is the international associate director, Taylor Haven Holt is the US associate director, Darren Carnall is the UK associate choreographer, and Beth Crandell is the US associate choreographer. The associate set design is Ross Edwards. Wig, hair, and make-up design is by Campbell Young and Associates.

Take a Look at Production Photos of Back to the Future: The Musical

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