Grey Gardens, The Musical is the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the peculiar aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The musical takes place at Grey Gardens, the Bouviers’ mansion in East Hampton, New York and tracks the progression of the two women’s lives. Trustus Art Director, Chad Henderson, states, “Our production, based on the real-life cousins of Jackie Onassis, is prefaced by the cult classic documentary of the same name from the 70’s, an HBO film starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, and even a parody piece featuring SNL’s Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. America has long had a curiosity for these real women and their story continues to intrigue us – especially since they are part of the Camelot story and one of America’s most popular political families. I can’t fail to mention that it’s an incredibly funny piece. We are delighted to produce it this Spring!”
The musical participated in the Sundance Institute Theatre Laboratory and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning 3. The book was written by Doug Wright, includes music by Scott Frankel with lyrics by Michael Korie. Milena Herring is the director, music direction is by Randy Moore and the choreography is by Mandy Applegate Bloom. Henderson continued, “We have some of the best musical theatre talent in the state right here in Columbia, so we know Grey Gardens will be a very special production on the Thigpen Main Stage.”
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Trustus Theatre Box Office or online at trustus.org. Opening night is Friday, March 10, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, March 11, at 8pm, Sunday, March 12, at 3pm, Thursday, March 16, at 7:30pm, Friday, March 17, at 8pm, Saturday, March 18, at 8pm, Thursday, March 23, at 7:30pm, Friday, March 24, at 8pm, Saturday, March 25, at 8pm, Sunday, March 26, at 3pm, Thursday, March 30, at 7:30pm, Friday, March 31, at 8pm and closes on Saturday, April 1, at 8pm.