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 is most recommended for ages high school and up. It runs about 1:40 with no intermission.
Location (Oct 11-27)
Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Map it)
6100 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
Free parking is available in the parking lot and on nearby streets. Please note, the front entrance faces Dillard Circle (not Airport Blvd).
Location (Oct 31 - Nov 1)
Driskill Hotel (Map it)
604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
The Downtown Austin Alliance offers a number of transportation and parking ideas, including public transit and ride sharing (ex. Uber or Lyft). For those driving themselves, valet parking at the Driskill is available for $45. A map of parking lots and garages is available on the ParkMe app. Metered street parking is also available, now with the option to pay through the Park ATX app.