Return to the Forbidden Planet

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Get your favorite costumes out of the closet, it’s time to blast off with Jobsite Theater’s latest ringer Return to the Forbidden Planet!

Hold on to your asteroids—you’re crashing into forbidden planet D’Illyria in this intergalactic musical kitsch-fest set to everyone’s favorite ‘50s jukebox rock’n’roll hits including:

“Wipe Out"
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
"Great Balls of Fire"
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
"Good Vibrations"
"A Teenager in Love
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"
"Young Girl"
"She's Not There"
"Shakin' All Over"
“Who's Sorry Now?"
"Tell Him" (as "Tell Her")
"Oh, Pretty Woman"
"Robot Man"
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
"Go Now"
"Only the Lonely"
"The Young Ones"
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
"Mr. Spaceman"
"Monster Mash"

Of course, this is a hilarious spin on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the beloved 1956 sci-fi film classic, but ours is interactive. Experience flight, fun, space hijinks and the exploits of a roller skating robot and an unstoppable id on the loose with Captain Tempest and his crew as they encounter the evil, singing Dr. Prospero.

June 10 - July 6, 2014 Jaeb Theater
  • Tickets from $29.50.

    Ticket prices are subject to change without notice and will increase based on demand.



Show Dates & Times

June 10 -- July 6, 2014

Thurs. 8 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m.
Sat. 4 & 8 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.

There is no performance on the 4th of July.

A 7:30 p.m. performance has been added on July 6.




The Tampa Tribune exclaims “You don’t have to brush-up on Shakespeare to appreciate the sci-fi comedy Return to the Forbidden Planet. For every classic passage used, there’s a rock ‘n’ roll song to accompany it. This campy mash-up of ‘60s music, ‘50s B-movie plot and Shakespeare’s The Tempest is A LOT OF FUN in the hands of a talented Jobsite Theater cast.”

The Tampa Bay Times calls it "a tasty neon confection ... engaging and funny with powerhouse vocals ... classic rock blends pretty seamlessly into the Shakespearean chatter, everything from Teenager in Love to Good Vibrations."

Creative Loafing says it's "a grand success ... these familiar performers are at the top of their game ... this ensemble is thrillingly good ... [the band] that plays behind it all couldn't be any more electrifying ... Like Shakespeare, like Van Morrison, sci-fi is forever. Return to the Forbidden Planet is also a return to our childhood ... Come and join the celebration. And don't ever beam us up, Scotty."

"they had the entire audience laughing most of the night.  And 4 days later I’m still singing songs from the show [...] If you are in the Tampa area and you are a fan of Shakespeare / sci fi / music / theater or fun  you should really go check them out." - Kinda Zennish

Run-time: Approximately 2 hours