GhostLit & The Tempest
A musical production of the Shakespeare classic
On a warm night on an island, a man hears the voices of birds and insects and water on sand, the sounds of sweet airs in a place that used to be home. A storm is coming. And in this one, Caliban and Miranda have their own voices—and their own solos.
GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company. will perform a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, opening its summer season at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, from June 14 to 17, says co-artistic director Caitlin Teeley.
Her brother, Jackson Teeley, has written original music for their performance, taking the lyrics from Shakespeare. He finds The Tempest one of Shakespeare’s most powerful plays, and he has found evidence that Shakespeare intended to perform it with music and wrote the original script alongside a lute player, an old friend.
The Teeleys have helped found GhostLit in the last year with performances in their family’s inn and performance space at the Egremont Barn, and they have built a community of Berkshire theater people, including two actors from earlier performances who have gone on to Broadway: Michael Pacifico is now a musical associate for Moulin Rouge, and Joey Labrasca has joined the ensemble of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. ghostlitrep.com