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A wild hellhound prowls the moors of Devonshire, dispatching the male heirs of the Baskerville line one by one. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To solve it, he and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Watch as the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Baskerville is a fast-paced and joyful comedy teeming with theatrical inventiveness. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be!
Let's misbehave! A machine-gun burst of songs from the Roaring Twenties heats up Woody Allen's hilarious musical comedy about mobsters mixed up in the theater. When a gangster promises to produce a young playwright's new script, the string attached is the crook's no-talent girlfriend. Love, limb, and livelihood are at risk in a fizzy backstage story loaded with zingers, slapstick, and bigger-than-life show people. This song-and-dance spin on the hit film will leave you sitting on top of the world.
Brilliant young men from rival yeshivas, Reuven and Danny first meet on a baseball diamond. When Danny fells Reuven with a line drive in the heat of competition, the two boys start a tentative and unique friendship. Growing up in the shadows of imposing and impressive fathers, the young men question their places in the world. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Brooklyn and the specter of war, Aaron Posner's adaptation of Chaim Potok's award-winning novel is a story of fathers and sons, tradition, modernity, and the difficult choices one must make to achieve understanding.
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.
Yolonda is a tough girl from Brooklyn who's proud of her status as a true New Yorker. However, a family tragedy sends her to live in South Carolina with her grandmother, Mother Shaw. Surrounded by a circle of powerful women, Yolonda learns the "hat queen rules," awakening in her a deep sense of who she is and where she comes from. Crowns weaves together compelling stories and glorious gospel music to create a tapestry of voices that transcend time and place.
In the astonishing first installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' American Odyssey, set during the Civil War, Hero is offered his freedom from slavery in exchange for joining his master in the ranks of the Confederacy. Father Comes Home From the Wars is an epic new work filled with music, wit, and lyricism.
With breakneck speed and endless invention, Field Guide skates through one of the greatest — and longest! — novels ever written: The Brothers Karamazov. Rude Mechs takes a page (or several hundred) from Fyodor Dostoevsky's powerful meditation on faith, meaning, and morality and mischievously adds standup comedy, pop music dance numbers, a cardboard bear, and a talking bird to it.
Raymonde has everything a turn-of-the-century Parisian housewife could want. Everything, that is, except for a husband who lavishes her with attention in bed. Doubting his fidelity, she gets a "flea in her ear," sending all involved on a wild ride of accusations, mistaken identities, and riotous confusions.
With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic of classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist and vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist and keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist and guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.
A standing double date in Damascus quickly escalates into farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But as civil war rages outside, nothing is really what it seems to be. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally resonant exploration of what gets lost in translation: the unfathomable human toll taken on a nation in chaos.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and based on Cervantes' masterpiece, this "Impossible Dream" comes to life in an imaginative journey with Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills and battles for good and the love of his fair maiden Aldonza.
Chicago's South Side, the 1930s. Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seals his fate. Native Son is an unforgettable theatrical experience that captures the power of Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice.
A college student hides behind dark glasses, a baseball cap pulled low, and writings that disturb and provoke. Is he just venting, or is he really troubled? Gina, his writing professor, is the only one willing to get close, to try to understand what he's going through. But at what peril to herself? The newest play from Obie Award-winning playwright Julia Cho is a thrilling ride through the psyches of two people learning to empathize with one another.
Charles Dickens's beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home, and happiness before it's too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world "Where Is Love?", "Food! Glorious Food!", and "As Long As He Needs Me."
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will come to Waterbury as part of a brand new North American tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is "bigger and better than ever before" and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.
The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score — with songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You," and "Masquerade" — will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.
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.
Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents School for Elves, a new musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. Welcome to Yule School, where the faculty and elfin students do their best to impress jolly old Santa Claus. But as the holiday approaches, something's amiss! Watch as these small but mighty elves save the day!
Thanksgiving feels hollow this year to the families of a small suburban town where the memories are still too fresh. Nothing is the same since the day when Thousand Pines Junior High School was on every news channel and in everyone's hearts. This important and uplifting tale of redemption shows that everyone is the same in wanting to feel safe and in wanting to heal.
Audiences mob the theater when a Hollywood action star takes the Broadway stage in a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. But what if he can't go on? Enter Harry, the understudy, a journeyman actor who has the chops but not the résumé. This hilarious look at life backstage gets even crazier when Harry reunites with the stage manager (his ex-fiancée) and dukes it out with the film star as obstacles mount and tensions rise.
Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines, and never met a man he didn't like. The rags-to-riches story of America's beloved stage, screen and radio star bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. Family, fame, and fate are center stage in Will's rise from obscurity to stardom. Along the way, he's arm-in-arm with vivacious showgirls and a slew of cowboys. Curtain up on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that captures the American spirit at its up-tempo best.
A celebration of one of the giants of American music, Woody Sez is a story of struggle, activism, patriotism, and commitment. This musical portrait of the folksinger and songwriter Woody Guthrie was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007 and has since played London's West End and off-Broadway, where it was a hit in the summer of 2017. This joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale is told with Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Union Maid," "Deportees," and "This Train Is Bound for Glory."
The four actors in the cast play more than two dozen acoustic instruments, including guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jaw harp, harmonica, and dulcimer. Featured in the title role is David M. Lutken, the show's deviser, who won Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Awards for his performance. He also appeared in Broadway's Inherit the Wind.