The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 2012 “Family Portraits” season with "Grey Gardens," the humorous and heartbreaking Broadway hit musical about Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards and winner of three, "Grey Gardens" features book by Doug Wright ( "Quills," "I am My Own Wife" ), music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie.
"Grey Gardens" previews on September 6, 2012, opens September 7, and runs through September 30, 2012, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third Street, in Hayward.
Directed by Michael Ryken, the play features an ensemble of Bay Area performers including Jenifer Tice as Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”), Chris Macomber as Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”), Melissa Heinrich as Young “Little Edie” Beale, Alexander Murphy as Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., J. Scott Stewart as George Gould Strong, Tom Reilly as J.V. “Major” Bouvier (and as Norman Vincent Peale), Reg Clay as Brooks Sr. and Jr., Julia Franks as Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier and Jax Franks as Lee Bouvier. Vocal direction is by Pamela Hicks and musical direction by Marianna Wolff.
TICKETS: $10 Preview
$20 Sat. matinee
$28 Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve., Sun. matinee
Discounts available for seniors, students, TBA, KQED members, and groups (10+)
“To listen to GREY GARDENS is to bring to mind two phrases seldom linked nowadays: ‘Broadway musical’ and ‘artistic integrity.’ – The New York Times.