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Toronto: Crow’s Theatre and Eclipse Theatre Company extend “Ghost Quartet” to November 10
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
On the heels of news that the Outside the March and Crow's Theatre production of Annie Baker's THE FLICK has been extended for a week, today Crow's Theatre and Eclipse Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that they are also extending the run of their production of Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET by a week and the show will now be on stage to November 10th.
A haunted song cycle about love, death, and whiskey, in this surreal chamber musical from Dave Malloy – Tony-nominated composer of Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 - a camera breaks and four friends drink in interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder.
Called ‘rapturous’ and ‘intoxicating’, GHOST QUARTET is performed by four singer-musicians and incorporates musical styles as varied as gospel, folk ballad, honky-tonk, electropop, doo-wop and jazz and references works as diverse as “Arabian Nights”; the Japanese Noh drama “Matsukaze”; Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”; the animated movie “Frozen”; Grimmsian fairy tales; grisly urban legends; and 19th-century broadsheet murder ballads. This unconventional musical began its life at Brooklyn’s storied Bushwick Starr, and went on to be performed at New York’s famed McKittrick Hotel before taking the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2016.
This production stars Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players and Harrow Fair), Hailey Gillis (star of Soulpepper’s Rose), Kira Guloien (Doctor Zhivago on Broadway, The Who’s Tommy at Stratford, and Grey Gardens for Musical Stage Co.) and multi-Dora Award-winning actor and musician Beau Dixon (Soulpepper’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Harlem Duet).
GHOST QUARTET runs October 5 – November 10 at Streetcar Crowsnest (345 Carlaw Avenue) in the Scotiabank Community Studio. Performances are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, with 2:30pm matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning October 12.
Single tickets for 2019.2020 performances range from $20.00 to $73.45 CDN. Subscription and single ticket discounts are available for seniors and students.
Get more information and buy tickets at crowstheatre.com.