April 17-26, 2020
Grey Gardens is a musical that tracks the lives of two mother/daughter socialites (the aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) as their lives fall from glittering, wild extravagance to seclusion in a crumbling estate overrun by cats. As the mother is left bedridden, and her daughter comes to grapple with the loss that has left them destitute, the pair try to reconcile their relationship and missed opportunities. As hilarious as it is tragic, the musical was nominated for numerous Tony and Drama Desk awards, as well as a Grammy nomination for its enrapturing score. Grey Gardens is a heartfelt musical wrought with humor, wit and compassion- with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie, based on the 1975 documentary of the same name. Directed by Mishia Edwards.
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30pm (Opening Night Reception)
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00pm (Post-Show Discussion)
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00pm
Venue: Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield
Tickets: $18.00 adults, $13.00 seniors/students
Auditions for Grey Gardens will be held in late January. Keep an eye on our auditions page, Minnesota Playlist, and the Guild Theater Facebook page for more information.
“. . . brings to mind two phrases seldom linked nowadays: ‘Broadway musical’ and ‘artistic integrity’. . . the songs, with music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, sustain a level of refined language and psychological detail as elevated as Stephen Sondheim’s. The score is a meticulously fashioned piece of musical theater that gains in depth the more you listen to it.” – The New York Times
“Michael Korie’s lyrics are wonderfully smart and funny, even when—especially when?—he’s just showing off, like rhyming “Fanny Hill” and “De Tocqueville.” Sondheim aside, they’re the sharpest in town.” – New York Magazine
Mishia Edwards is grateful and excited to director for the Northfield Arts Guild again. Previous directing experiences with the Guild include Population 485, God Girl, Little Women The Musical, Proof, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Crimes of The Heart, Little Shop of Horrors, It’s A Wonderful Life, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Mishia also works with The Chameleon Theatre Circle where she has served as a Board and Committee Member. Additionally, she directs the St. Olaf Summer Theatre Camp.