Grey Gardens

JUNE 28-JULY 20, 2016
at the Liberty Theatre

Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie
Direction by John Glenn, Musical Direction by R.L. Rowsey



Grey Gardens is based on the 1975 Albert and David Maysles film about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s eccentric aunt and cousin. The touching and sometimes heart-wrenching musical adaptation explores the dysfunctional relationship between former socialite Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Little Edie, as they languish in a derelict East Hampton manor, Grey Gardens. Propelled by a fascinating story, a gorgeous score and intricate lyrics, this musical has garnered much critical praise.

“To listen to GREY GARDENS is to bring 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.” — NY Times

“An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss.” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Grey Gardens is more than a unique and unmissable musical: it’s a gift.” – Rolling Stone
“Grey Gardens is the real deal!” – New York Magazine
Grey Gardens earned five Lucille Lortel Award nominations and twelve Drama Desk Award nominations.


Grey Gardens is generously sponsored by Joyce Friedman in celebration of Norman Friedman’s Life.

Company of Fools’ 21st Season sponsors are Ali Long/The Springcreek Foundation, High Country Fusion, Ken Lewis, Priscilla Pittiglio, The Shubert Foundation, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Linda & Bob Edwards, Arrow R Storage, Scott Miley Roofing and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.



Director…..John Glenn
Musical Director…..R.L. Rowsey
Stage Management…..K.O. Ogilvie*
Set Design…..Dennis Rexroad
Costume Design…..Darrin J. Pufall
Light Design…..Steven Koehler
Dialect Coach…..Ann Price
Sound Design…..Ted Macklin
Hair & Wig Design…..Jennifer Jacoby Rush
Running Crew…..Jackie Cole, Sydney Yaeger


(in order of appearance)
Edith Bouvier Beale…..Jana Arnold*
“Little” Edie Beale…..Aly Wepplo

ACT ONE (1941)
Edith Bouvier Beale…..Aly Wepplo
Young “Little” Edie Beale…..Tess Worstel*
George Gould Strong…..Chris Carwithen*
Brooks, Sr……Leonardo Escobar
Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier…..Ella Boice
Lee Bouvier…..Milana Harter
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr…..Jonathan Alexander Young
“Major” Bouvier…..Andrew Alburger

ACT TWO (1973)
Edith Bouvier Beale…..Jana Arnold*
“Little” Edie Beale…..Aly Wepplo
Brooks, Jr……Leonardo Escobar
Jerry…..Jonathan Alexander Young
Norman Vincent Peale…..Andrew Alburger

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association – The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The running time for Grey Gardens is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 10 minute intermission.


Tickets are $35 for full price, $30 for seniors (62 and over) and Center members and $15 for students (18 and under)*.

*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.

These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview, 10 for $10, and Educator Night. There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 8 or more receive $30 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)


Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:

“Pay What You Feel” Night – June 28, 7pm
Join us for the first performance of Grey Gardens and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. If you’d prefer to reserve your seats, you may also purchase your tickets at full price for this performance.

Educator Night – June 30, 7pm
$15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.

Post Show Chat Back – June 30, 7pm (immediately following show)
Immediately following the performance, stay for a thought-provoking and fun discussion with the artists of Grey Gardens.

Restaurant 103Girls’ Night Out – July 9, 8pm
Restaurant 103 in Hailey loves Girls Night Out! Just mention “Girls Night Out” for Grey Gardens and receive half off any entrée as well as buy-one-get-one-free cocktails!

Backstage Tour – July 17, 7pm (immediately following show)
Immediately following the performance, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the design elements that went into creating the show with COF’s resident set designer Joe Lavigne.

“10 for 10″
Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.


Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.578.9122 – we’re happy to help!


Tuesday, June 28……….7PM    Pay What You Feel Night
Wednesday, June 29……….7PM
Thursday, June 30……….7PM    Educators Night/ Chat Back
Friday, July 1,……….8PM
Saturday, July 2……….8PM
Sunday, July 3……….7PM
Tuesday, July 5……….7PM
Wednesday, July 6……….7PM
Thursday, July 7………. 7PM
Friday, July 8………. 8PM
Saturday, July 9……….8PM    Girls’ Night Out
Sunday, July 10………. 7PM
Tuesday, July 12………. 7PM
Wednesday, July 13………. 7PM
Thursday, July 14………. 7PM
Friday, July 15………. 8PM
Saturday, July 16……….8PM
Sunday, July 17……….7PM    Backstage Tour
Tuesday, July 19……….7PM
Wednesday, July 20………. 7PM

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