Music and lyrics by Dave Malloy

Directed by Liz Fisher

 

Ghost Quartet is a happily haunted musical about love, death, and whisky. We listen in as four friends drink and spin yarns about two fairy tale sisters, a tree house astronomer and a lazy evil bear, a subway tragedy and the ghost of Thelonious Monk. As the evening winds on and glasses empty, we realize the narrative threads are interweaving into a centuries-long tale of encounters with the otherworldly. Ghost Quartet seductively pulls at our desire to believe in ghosts and subtly asks us why these stories continue to endure and multiply in the human imagination.

 

Composer Dave Malloy, Tony-nominated createor of the Broadway hit “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812", draws inspiration from a number of spooky stories - Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allan Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher", Arabian Nights and others - as well as a variety of musical styles, including gospel, folk ballads, honky-tonk anthems of heartbreak, electropop, doo-wop and jazz.

 

 

Rapturous...this happily haunted song cycle slyly addresses the questions of why we want to believe in ghosts and feel the need to keep talking about them. And I promise you, you will believe by the evening’s end..ingenious and affecting.” -New York Times

4 Stars...brilliantly inventive.” -Time Out New York

Ghost Quartet unfolds with a subtly seductive allure...tight harmonies, compelling characters, and rich musicianship, draw us into a cozy world to explore our fascination with and connection to otherworldly spirits for a uniquely thrilling evening.” -Boston Globe

Notes from the box office

 

Tickets to Ghost Quartet are $16-$31, or you can save money with a season membership! The show runs about 1:40 with no intermission. 

 

Content advisory: strong language.

 

For information about performances at the Driskill Hotel October 31st - November 1st, please visit:

 

@ THE DRISKILL

 

 

 

 

Special Events

 

Saturday 10/12, First Saturday Soiree. Join us after the performance for a special reception with the artists of Ghost Quartet! We'll toast the show's opening with the creative team and enjoy food and fun, all included for a small upcharge. (Season Members get in free!)

 

Saturday 10/19, Penfold Postshow. Stay after the performance for a facilitated conversation about the making of the production and the creative conceits that drive Ghost Quartet.

 

Location

 

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

 

Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Map it)

6100 Airport Blvd

Austin, TX 78752

 

From Airport Blvd., turn west onto Denson Rd., then south onto Dillard Circle. The entrance to the building faces Dillard Circle. Free parking is available on the street and in the parking lot.

 

Sponsors

Marquee Sponsors ($5,000+)

Bloomberg PhilanthropiesCity of AustinCity of Round RockTexas Commission on the Arts

Producer Sponsors ($2,500+)

P&B Print and Design StudioLarry Najvar of Edward Jones

Photography Sponsor

Dive Bar & Lounge

 

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