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Goodspeed’s 17th Annual Festival Of New Musicals

March 17, 2023 - March 19, 2023

Don’t Miss Your Chance To See The Next Big Hit!


Come in from the cold and check out what’s hot at the 17th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals. The much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works will light up the Goodspeed campus with a weekend filled with insider events, seminars, cabarets and staged readings.

On Friday March 17th, The Festival kicks off  at The Goodspeed with a staged reading of Double Helix.  This exciting new tuner features book, music and lyrics by Madeline Myers.

Saturday, March 18th will be highlighted by a staged reading of The Great Emu War, a humorous new musical based on true events, which has a book by Cal Silberstein and music and lyrics by Paul Hodge.

The final day of the Festival features Little Miss Perfect, a new musical inspired by the viral single song of the same name with book, music and lyrics by Joriah Kwamé. Additional Festival events―including seminars, symposium and exclusive cabarets―will round out this exciting weekend.

Single tickets are $25 for each staged reading, $15 each for students.

Goodspeed’s ever-popular Festival Package will offer patrons a weekend full of special events. The $100 package includes admission to all three staged readings, three Festival seminar sessions, the Festival Symposium, a season preview of the 2023 Terris Theatre offerings and the Meet the Writers Q&A.  Package add-ons include Saturday evening pre-show dinner at the Gelston House ($40), and Friday evening and Saturday evening Cabarets – informal gatherings showcasing new songs by new and established artists ($15 each).

Single show tickets and festival packages are available through the Goodspeed Box Office: 860.873.8668.

For more information, festival packages and tickets please visit: www.goodspeed.org

All tickets are on sale now.


March 17, 2023
March 19, 2023


Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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