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Ghost Quartet: In Concert

  • Music, Lyrics & Text by Dave Malloy
  • Directed by Marie Farsi
  • Oct 27 - Nov 7, 2020
  • 80 minutes (no intermission)
  • Details
    We’re reuniting the cast members of last year’s Dora Award-winning production of Ghost Quartet for a brand new, filmed concert version of Dave Malloy’s hauntingly beautiful chamber musical.
    Ghost Quartet is the perfect piece of theatre for Halloween week – and the newly filmed concert version has been designed for home viewing in mind. Sit back, support the arts and enjoy this dreamy interpretation of Dave Malloy’s song cycle of love, death, and whisky.

    To make your evening extra special, two performances have the option of being upgraded to a Dinner & a Show experience, adding a gourmet three course meal from Gare de l’Est and a sommelier selected wine pairing delivered to your home (Toronto only).

    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

    (Show contains some Strobe Lighting)

    Dinner and a Show

    Dinner and a Show is Toronto’s first event series pairing gourmet meals and sommelier-selected wine with unique theatrical experiences designed to bring home the feeling of a great night out. Created by Crow’s Theatre and French brasserie Gare de l’Est in response to the pandemic, Dinner and a Show supports artists, the hospitality industry, and encourages togetherness in a time of isolation. GDL Chef John Sinopoli creates themed gourmet menus based on each evening’s event, making each one an unmissable gastronomic and artistic experience. The ready to finish meals are delivered to homes directly by GDL, along with video instructions from the chef on how to complete and plate the dishes.



    The Experience: 


    You’ll be delivered a fresh, ready-to-finish meal for two from our on-site French brasserie, Gare de l’Est. Including restaurant quality ingredients and paired wine selection, along with simple instructions for finishing and plating your dinners – delivered both on paper, as well as an instructional video from Gare de l’Est head chef John Sinopoli. 

    Dinner and a Show Dates:
    Thursday, October 29 at 8pm
    Saturday, October 31 at 8pm
    Saturday November 7 at 8PM

    Streaming tickets + Gourmet dinner for 2
    includes sommelier selected bottle of wine all delivered to your home:
    $150 +hst

    Deadline Extended: Order boxes until Tues November 3rd at 5pm

    ***Please not the restaurant's delivery zones here. Pick-up can be arranged, please contact info@crowstheatre.com for more information. Delivery will be between 10am and 4pm on the day of the performance.


    Digital Performance

    Each performance begins at 8pm EST, but ticket holders will have a 6-hour window to watch the performance once the show officially begins. International viewers who are in a different time zone may email boxoffice@crowstheatre.com to access the performance at another time. 

    The tickets for the digital performance are tied to your Crow’s Theatre account. To view the performance, you will need to log into the ticketing website and enter your email address and password.

    When you have logged in you can click on Tickets for Upcoming Performances, and then will be brought to a screen that has information about Ghost Quartet: In Concert.

    Click on the Watch button to bring up the video itself. Prior to the performance starting, you will be greeted with a countdown clock. 

    If you are experiencing any issues with logging into your account, or getting the stream to work, then please contact boxoffice@crowstheatre.com.


     Dinner and a Show is made possible with support from:

  • The Team


    • Beau Dixon
    • Hailey Gillis
    • Kira Guloien
    • Andrew Penner


    • Dave Malloy - Writer and Composer
    • Marie Farsi - Director
    • Andrew Penner - Music Director
    • Patrick Lavender - Lighting Designer