- A Crow's Theatre Production
- Music, Lyrics & Text by Dave Malloy
- Directed by Marie Farsi
- Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2021
- 80 minutes (no intermission)
A haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky, the smash-hit GHOST QUARTET returns for a special digital Halloween engagement, featuring the original cast of Beau Dixon, Hailey Gillis, Kira Guloien, and Andrew Penner. Four friends drink, tell stories, and span seven centuries in this surreal, chamber musical of murder ballads, doo-wop, jazz noise, and a purgatorial intermezzo.
Returning cast members Andrew Penner (Harrow Fair, Sunparlour Players, Soulpepper), Hailey Gillis (Canadian Stage, Soulpepper), Kira Guloien (Broadway, Stratford Festival) and Beau Dixon (Soulpepper, Stratford Festival) reprise their roles, while Dora Award winning director Marie Farsi (Outstanding Direction, Musical Theatre Division, Ghost Quartet, 2019) returns to direct the filmed In Concert edition. Patrick Lavender, whose stunning lighting design of Ghost Quartet won Outstanding Achievement in Design, Musical Theatre Division in 2019, returns to Ghost Quartet: In Concert as Lighting Designer.
Written and composed by Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated composer and creator of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Ghost Quartet began its life at Brooklyn’s storied Bushwick Starr, and went on to be performed at New York’s McKittrick Hotel, earning a New York Times Critic’s Pick, before taking the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2016. The 2019 Crow’s Theatre / Eclipse Theatre Company production at Streetcar Crowsnest was the show’s Canadian premiere. You can read Dave's full bio HERE.
Originally Developed and Arranged by Ghost Quartet (Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Dave Malloy), Annie Tippe, and Christopher Bowser.
A spellbinding and spooky evening of song, perfect for Halloween month... pure bliss. - MOONEY ON THEATRE ★★★1/2 A whiskey-fuelled jam session with dreamlike logic and visuals... another win for Crow’s Theatre. - CARLY MAGA, THE TORONTO STAR For the most adventurous musical-theatre fare this fall, the place to be is Crow’s Theatre in Toronto’s East End. - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
- Beau Dixon
- Hailey Gillis
- Kira Guloien
- Andrew Penner
- Dave Malloy - Writer and Composer
- Marie Farsi - Director
- Andrew Penner - Music Director
- Patrick Lavender - Lighting Designer
- Alfred Mulroy - Editor