Custom Made Theatre Co. Presents the San Francisco premiere of “Grey Gardens, the Musical"
book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie.
Directed by Stuart Bousel
Musical Direction by David Brown
Based on a true story, and the famous cult documentary, "Grey Gardens" is a musical exploration of the American dream gone wrong and what it means to become a social pariah.
In 1975, filmmakers Albert and David Maysles brought their cameras into the crumbling, palatial estate of Edith Bouvier Beale (the aunt of Jackie Kennedy) and her daughter, Little Edie. There they found two women ostracized from their community, hanging on to reality by a thread, and surrounded by dozens of cats and raccoons.
"Grey Gardens, The Musical" examines both the back-story of this fascinating family, and the fate they couldn’t possibly have imagined.
Featuring an intimate, musical score that borrows as much from Stephen Sondheim as the eras in which it is set, "Grey Gardens" is the perfect chamber musical.
David Brown, Nathan Brown, Nandi Drayton, Mary Gibboney, Gabrielle Jarvie, Juliana Lustenader, Heather Orth, CC Sheldon and Dave Sikula*
William Campbell – lights
Cat Howser – stage manager
Brooke Jennings* - costumes
Stewart Lyle* - scenic design
Kim Saunders* - choreography
*member, Custom Made Theatre Co.
More info and tix at www.custommade.org/tickets
Dates: preview May 22&23, 8pm; May 24 7pm
Opens May 26th
Runs May 28th- June 21 Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 7pm