About the production
The production is directed by Liz Fisher and music directed by Austin Kimble. Performances run in October, closing November 1st. Rehearsals will likely begin in August.
Ghost Quartet is a happily haunted musical about love, death, and whiskey. 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 creator 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
Brittain. (f) Plays multilpe roles including Dunyazad, Rose Red, Starchild, Roxie, The Photographer, Rose
Gelsey. (f) Plays multilpe roles including Scheherazade, Pearl White, Soldier, Lady Usher, The Victim, Pearl
Dave. (m) Plays multilpe roles including Monk, The Astronomer, Edgar, The Driver
Brent. (m) Plays multilpe roles including Shah Zaman, Bear, The Fool, The Pusher
All roles are paid. Equity and non-Equity actors are welcome. Actors of all ethnicities and body types are encouraged to audition.
Reserving an audition
Auditions will be held Saturday 6/22 and Sunday 6/23 at Servant Church, 1605 E. 38 1/2 St. Austin, TX 78722. To request a time, please submit your information through the online audition form. Please allow a few days to receive your audition time by email. We also request that you bring a headshot and resume to your audition
Please prepare two contrasting songs that demonstrate vocal versatility. If possible, 32 bars of a folk-style musical theatre song and 32 bars of a non-musical theatre song are strongly preferred. If you play one or more instruments, you may accompany yourself on any instrument(s) you play. Otherwise, a piano accompanist will be provided.
Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for Saturday 6/29, though conflicts will be taken into account.
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