Musical Theatre Guild’s final production for the 2022–2023 Season is GREY GARDENS, a musical as haunting and strange as the two women at its center.
The musical is inspired by the Maysles Brothers’ famous documentary on “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Bouvier, once polished members of high society, now living in squalor on the grounds of their crumbling East Hampton mansion, Grey Gardens, among dozens of cats and a few rabid raccoons.
Composer Scott Frankel and Lyricist Michael Korie create melodic songs in the style of the 1940’s to showcase the Bouvier Family, including a young Jacqueline, at the pinnacle of their success. The songs for the second half are more character-driven and move smoothly from the bizarre, “Jerry Likes My Corn,” to the truly sublime, “Another Winter in a Summer Town.”
The roles in GREY GARDENS are challenging both dramatically and musically. Musical Theatre Guild will rise to that challenge with a cast that can bring this unique show to vivid life.