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Goodspeed 2023 Season Now on Sale

March 6 - December 30

Join us for our spectacular 60th Anniversary Season!

First time at Goodspeed!
April 28 – June 18

Here she is, world! Momma Rose, the ambitious stage mother determined to drive her daughters toward stardom, takes center stage in one of the most celebrated musicals of all-time. And with her comes a parade of iconic tunes that conjure the joys and heartaches of show business: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together Wherever We Go,” and more. The brassy masterpiece about vaudeville and burlesque lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. Curtain up! Age Rating: PG-13

A Note from the Artistic Director:
“Sing out, Louise!” Who needs a reason to program Gypsy, which is possibly the best musical ever written? But when one of our favorite directors, Jenn Thompson (Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Anne of Green Gables), shared that Gypsy was on her bucket list, I really had no choice. We are excited to produce this classic for the first time!


A world premiere based on the classic film
July 7 – Aug 27

Forget your troubles—come on, get happy! The tradition of turning a barn into a theater finds fertile new ground in a joyous world premiere inspired by the classic Judy Garland-Gene Kelly movie. When theatrical Gloria invites fellow troupers to the family farm with the idea of putting on a show, her practical sister Jane is stubborn as a mule but relents because the farm needs work—and workers. Sisterhood, budding romance and a Broadway-bound musical are all at risk. But there’s nothing like the sunshine of hits from the American songbook to chase all your cares away! Age Rating: G

A Note from the Artistic Director:
“We gotta barn, let’s put on a show!!” Following on the heels of our successful adaptations of Holiday Inn and Christmas in Connecticut, we are delighted to lend our development expertise to this Judy Garland/Gene Kelly classic. And as a dance musical comedy, Summer Stock is bound to be a boffo hit!


THE 12
A bold new musical
Sept 8 – Oct 29

Jerusalem. The disciples are in disarray. Torn apart by the unthinkable death of their leader, see how twelve ordinary individuals come together to create one of the most powerful movements ever known. Filled with power and passion, The 12 is a universal story of love and how each of us must eventually navigate the loss of whatever we hold most dear. Join us for a profoundly moving musical that you will never forget! Age Rating: 15+

A Note from the Artistic Director:
When I first read this moving new musical, I was inspired as I rarely am by a piece of theater. I am particularly excited to bring Tony Award-winning director John Doyle to Goodspeed for the first time as he interprets this stunning book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Shenkkan. For me, The 12 is ultimately a story about choosing to carry hope out into the world and that is something of which we all need more. Please join us.


A Motown-inspired musical
Nov 10 – Dec 30

Stars rise and fall… but dreams live forever! A 1960s Motown girl group catches its big break during an amateur competition. But will their friendship—and their music—survive the rapid rise from obscurity to pop super stardom? With dazzling costumes and powerhouse vocal performances, this Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical sizzles with sparkling spirit and dance. Featuring the unforgettable hits “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” and “One Night Only,” this is one Goodspeed production you won’t want to miss! Age Rating: PG-13

A Note from the Artistic Director:
“I’ve got a show to do, baby.” Dreamgirls marks a moment in many of our lives. For me, I remember starting the standing ovation at the end of Act 1 as a starstruck theatre student on an early trip to New York. I’d never seen such a performance and it honors a moment in American pop culture that is unassailable. We are honored to offer the story—and music—of “The Dreams” to Goodspeed audiences.



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March 6
December 30


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East Haddam, CT 06423 United States
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