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Grey Gardens, The Musical

Book by Doug Wright | Music by Scott Frankel 

Lyrics by Michael Korie | Based on the film Grey Gardens 

November 3, 4, 9**, 10, 11, 12*, 16**, 17, 18, 19*, 2017

 

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses.

"To listen to GREY GARDENS is to bring to mind two phrases seldom linked nowadays: 'Broadway musical' and 'artistic integrity.' The songs, with music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, sustain a level of refined language and psychological detail as elevated as Stephen Sondheim's. The score is a meticulously fashioned piece of musical theater that gains in depth the more you listen to it."  

— NY Times 

 

"The best musical of the year…GREY GARDENS blooms with creativity…Some of the most tuneful and moving songs to grace an original musical in years. Dig in and enjoy!"

— USA Today

 

"GREY GARDENS is the real deal!"

— NY Magazine

 

"Can a musical be hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time? GREY GARDENS can! Here's that shot in the arm for theater lovers who've been longing for something bold, haunting and hypnotic to get lost in…GREY GARDENS is more than a unique and unmissable musical: It's a gift."

— Rolling Stone

 

"Excellent…a darkly thrilling, quirky and heartbreaking musical…Doug Wright's book tells an emotionally devastating tale of family and freedom. Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's songs are gorgeous—a literate, emotionally rich score." —NY1 News. "Best musical of the year…Broadway's most daring new musical…Grade: A!"

— Entertainment Weekly

**As a side note, this musical was developed in a workshop at White Oak Plantation just north of Jacksonville as part of the Sundance Theatre Institute. Sarah worked with composer Scott Frankel to cast two of our local students to appear in the workshop production. The show went on from workshop phase to Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway and winning multiple Tony Awards.

The talented cast includes Amy Farmer, Laura Adkison, Daniel Austin, Kelly Wolfe, Justin Reynolds, Kevin Bodge, Kevin Turner, Tatum Matthews, and Cecilia Adkison under the direction of Michael Lipp. Musical direction by Ben Beck and Choreography by Curtis Williams

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

Meet the cast:

Amy Farmer

as Edith / "Little Edie"

Laura Adkison

as "Big Edie"

Daniel Austin

as Joe Kennedy / Jerry

Kelly Wolfe

as Young Edie

Justin Reynolds

as Gould

Kevin Bodge

as Major Bouvier / Norman V.

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Kevin Turner

as Brooks Jr. / Sr.

Tatum Matthews

as Lee Bouvier

Cecilia Adkison

as Jackie Bouvier

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