Grey Gardens: Eccentric Broadway Musical Hit Based on the Film
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The last date listed for Grey Gardens was Thursday September 11, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
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A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from MWC
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I had just watched the original documentary the week prior, so it was fresh in my mind when I saw the musical. I found it interesting how they had written the first act based on memories of the two women and then really enjoyed how they interpreted the second act very closely to the actual documentary film. TheatreWorks, as always, puts on a spectacular and professional production. But I did find I had some hearing difficulties by sitting in the balcony. Would have liked to sit closer.
Quotes & Highlights
- Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical 2006
- “An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss.” --<em>The New York Times</em>
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright chronicles the journey of Jackie Kennedy’s notorious relatives, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale, from giddy fortune in the 1940s to seclusion in the 1970s. Grey Gardens is a bittersweet saga of roads not taken and dreams left unfulfilled.
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Based on the film "Grey Gardens" by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke
About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks
Innovative, fun, and always entertaining, TheatreWorks’ high-energy brand of performance will captivate you! With a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, TheatreWorks is now in its 42nd year of presenting outstanding regional theatre on the San Francisco Peninsula and was named Best Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area by prestigious San Francisco magazine. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.
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