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Mid-Atlantic premiere

by Dave Malloy

limited run Thu Jan 19 thru Sat Feb 4, 2023

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As community transmission levels have been rising in Richmond, we're requiring ALL audience members to bring and wear a face mask while in Firehouse.

Everyone loves Dave Malloy.

This New York-based composer/playwright/performance-maker has got an international fan base and his shows and their songs have achieved cult status.

If you follow contemporary musical theatre you've probably heard of Malloy's Broadway hit  NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. If you're a musical theatre geek, OCTET. And if you follow Firehouse you may have seen or heard about our seminal 2018 hit PRELUDES that Malloy subtitled "a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff." 

According to director PJ Freebourn, "our GHOST QUARTET will transport you through a series of interconnected stories that explore themes of love, hope, family, and memory. These stories range from a fairy tale, to the tales of Scheherazade, to the stories of characters in a NYC subway, and the House of Usher. They are not presented in a linear fashion and so it is up to the audience to piece together the connections between them. Our goal is to take you on a journey that is hauntingly surreal and deeply emotional, as we explore the power of empathy and the enduring bonds among us."

​"I won’t go into further detail. Ghost stories, more than any kind of fiction, should never be ravaged by spoilers. Let’s just say that Mr. Malloy and company find new ways for guaranteeing that this exultant production’s melody lingers on, in the finest tradition of phantoms that never say die."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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The Ghost Quartet

Jaylin Brown
Valerie Chinn
Céilí Galante
Marjie Southerland

Amy L. Oblinger - Musician


PJ Freebourn - Director

Amy L. Oblinger - Music Director

Niccolo Seligmann - Electronic Arrangements, Synth Programming, Foley Art

Céilí Galante - Additional Arrangements

Nicole Morris-Anastasi - Choreographer

Todd Labelle - Production Designer

Andrew Bonniwell - Lighting Designer

Katherine Brand - Costume Designer
Grace Labelle, Emily Vial, Talon Bleacher - Stage Managers



Thu Jan 19 @ 8pm (preview)

Fri Jan 20 @ 8pm (preview)

Sat Jan 21 @ 4pm (preview)

Sat Jan 21 @ 8pm

Fri Jan 27 @ 8pm

Sat Jan 28 @ 4pm

Sat Jan 28 @ 8pm

Fri Feb 3 @ 8pm

Sat Feb 4 @ 4pm

Sat Feb 4 @ 8pm


$35 general admission, $40 VIP two-top, $20 students

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Originally Developed and Arranged by Ghost Quartet (Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Dave Malloy), Annie Tippe, and Christopher Bowser.

GHOST QUARTET is presented by special arrangement with United Talent Agency.


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