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What does 525,600 minutes x 20 equal? Twenty years of friendship since Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp who created the roles of, respectively, Roger and Mark in the original Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical Rent, joined forces in this iconic, cultural phenomenon. They return to the Playhouse after a sold out show in 2013, with a brand new show! The two Broadway giants come together to celebrate music, stories and their friendship. In this intimate show, Adam & Anthony will deliver solo sets featuring both original tunes and songs that have influenced their lives, capped off by performing a few of the iconic hits from where it all began – meeting at Rent!
United in states of disillusionment and alienation, nine men and women emerge from the shadows of the 19th and 20th centuries to take what they believe is their best—and only—shot at the American Dream. Fueled by our national populism in politics and in song, this Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece is a bone-chilling thrill ride through U.S. history.
Award-winning Pantochino Productions's presents this deliciously quirky and kooky new musical spinning a fantastical tale of two unlikely neighbors, one who loved to trick and one who loved to treat. The original musical features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi with music by Justin Rugg. A delightfully sweet, lighthearted and visually stunning Halloween experience for the entire family!
Be transported to Arthur's Camelot in this novel version of the classic by Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady). Filled with youth and energy, the iconic love story of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot comes to life with a ravishing score that will surprise you in its depth and breadth. See the show again for the first time with David Lee's (TV's "Frasier" and "Cheers") reimagined script in this revelatory and soaring production that is sure to be an audience delight!
An awkward girl with a golden voice blossoms into Judy Garland in the inspirational new musical about the bumpy road to "Oz." The future superstar's complicated childhood comes alive with heartbreak, hope and the music that made her famous. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "You Made Me Love You" and "Over the Rainbow" sweeten the story of Judy striving to hold onto her family. A love letter to gifted underdogs who reach high—and how the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won't forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens' holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette's Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all original music, here's a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.
From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre. Dancin' Broadway is a multi-media extravaganza featuring leading Broadway dancers and vocalists with a live band performing in the styles of Broadway's most sensational show-off dances of the past century. Celebrity choreographers, leading Broadway dancers and "gypsies" make video appearances to share fun and inspiring backstage stories and clips of their favorite blockbuster dance performances.
Join us for a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history!
Meet fun-loving jingle composer Harry. In modern Manhattan, his charmed life with girlfriend Louise, brother Paul and beloved Labrador Retriever (also Paul!) sparkles with the fizz of romantic comedies and the whimsy of MGM musicals. But will it all go flat when reality interrupts Harry's tenderly orchestrated fantasia? A rich contemporary score explores the friction between romance and reality, bitter and sweet, high and low. Raise a glass to a musical serving something magical, moving and boldly new.
The Serling family is taking its annual road trip to Niagara Falls, but this time they're saying goodbye to mom. Along the way, memories of past trips, old wounds and family secrets are navigated in a not-too-distant future where no one dies of disease. For daughter Hayley, the journey means facing the big questions of life and death. Travel with unforgettable characters on the brink of discovering that living forever may not be as wonderful as it sounds.
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat In The Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home...? Dr. Seuss's The Cat In The Hat is a lively, engaging "play with sound effects" for young children. Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss's classic, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
In this delightfully scary musical, Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, happens upon a mysterious exotic plant. With the plant's help, he becomes the talk of the town. The plant promises Seymour his ticket to fame, fortune – and the girl of his dreams. But how far will Seymour go until he realizes the true intentions of the plant? Book and Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Music is by Alan Menken, the duo that created the hit Broadway musicals Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.
We are the bow tied around your brightly wrapped present, the gleaming star atop your tannenbaum, the high note in your Jingle Bell Rock, and the surprise at the very bottom of your stocking. We are Mama D's Outrageous Romp, a celebration of all things sexy and bawdy in an evening of music, dance and comedy.
Mama D is back and outrageous as ever, and this time she's planning a show with a holiday twist. Come in from the cold as we heat things up at the Playhouse and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
The dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. The Goodman's appear to be a typical American family, yet their lives are anything but normal. This brave and breathtaking contemporary musical takes an unflinching look at a family's struggle with mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical Score.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that changed American musicals forever dawns at Goodspeed for the very first time. Cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey are taking their sweet time falling in love. Can these stubborn romantics admit their feelings before it's too late? Passion, laughter and high-kicking choreography blossom in a land where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. A legendary score — including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" and the rousing title tune — will put you in a brand new state!
This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for lost family and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America's immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed's new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.
With inspiring songs, beautifully woven harmonies and passionate activism, this legendary trio gave voice to America's urgent call for justice and freedom during a turbulent time of remarkable social and political growth. The story of Peter, Paul and Mary is the story of the conscience of America. The exceptional David Lutken (Woody Sez) returns in this extraordinary play with music.
From the brilliant minds of New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and award-winning composer David Shire (Academy Award winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations) comes a joyful new musical about a tiny family restaurant. David Kaplan is a chef's chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David the opportunity to makeover his restaurant. Will David sacrifice his pride to save his beloved little restaurant?
In 1922 New York, all the modern girls are sporting bobbed hair and heightened hemlines! Newcomer Millie is no exception, jumping headlong into a makeover and a dizzy plan to marry rich — until she falls for a penniless charmer. Her jazz-kissed adventures are crowded with a flurry of flappers, a runaway heiress, a nefarious landlady and more. A mix of madcap mistaken identity, high-spirited show tunes and tap-happy dance has more kick than bootleg gin in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical.