Musical Grey Gardens at The Studio Theatre
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The last date listed for Grey Gardens was Sunday January 11, 2009 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Studio Theatre - Metheny Theatre
- Full Price:
- $62 - $89
- Our Price:
- $33 - $50
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Rosalind Lacy MacLennan
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A portrait of the Beale family, Edith and her daughter Edie, based on the documentary and cult film, Grey Gardens, the crumbling summer home on Long Island. The story raises the intriguing question: How could an American aristocratic family fall so far so fast? My emotional reaction was what is aristocracy in America anyway? We're all supposed to be born with equal opportunity to go up against the aristocrats. What did Edith and Edie accomplish? I loved the actors' performances but hated what I had to sit through. We sat on the side. Two young women, first time Goldstar attendees alongside me. We couldn't hear all the dialogue because the actors weren't playing to us groundlings. That's the director's fault. Another side sitter echoed my complaint in the Women's Room during Intermission. I could have loved this play if I could have heard it all. I heard enough to do some backup research today on line. I wasn't aware of Jackie Kennedy Onaissis's extended Bouvier family. Wonderfully dysfunctional family.
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Seats were unassigned when we purchased them and ended up being less than ideal.
Seating aside, the acting was outstanding and the sets really well done. The play itself was pretty dark, but, well, that was the point.
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The three Edies were strong, carrying this otherwise disjointed show from beginning to end. The first act is a fine narrative that brings perspective to the second act, which disappoints as a clunky reenactment of the original documentary. Without...continued
book by Doug Wright,
music by Scott Frankel,
lyrics by Michael Korie
directed by Serge Seiden
starring Barbara Walsh and featuring Barbara Broughton, Bobby Smith and Jenna Sokolowski.
The Studio Theatre’s _Grey Gardens _will reinvent the world of this musical by uniting the two acts of the play through production and design, creating a cohesive world for both the glittering 1941 Grey Gardens and its decaying 1975 counterpart. With no seat more than eight rows from the stage, the audience will have the chance to experience this xtraordinary production up close with the actors singing without enhanced amplification. From Russell Metheny’s daring set to Alex Jaeger’s gorgeous costumes, the world of this Grey Gardens will come to new life for those who love the Maysles’ documentary,for those who love the musical and for those who just love theatre.