Goodspeed and Hartford Symphony Celebrate 50 Years of Goodspeed Musicals Tonight

February 23
12:30 2013

"We are thrilled to kick off Goodspeed's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary with this one-of-a-kind concert event," said Michael Price, Executive Director of Goodspeed Musicals. "It is a rare occasion when two of Connecticut's cultural treasures join together but when they do, the result is a magical collaboration that will be remembered for many years to come."

HSO President & CEO Carrie Hammond says, "It truly is a dream for us to collaborate with Goodspeed's incredible talents. Goodspeed has been a driving force behind the development and excellence of American Musical Theatre. This concert will bring together two of Connecticut's cultural treasures and ambassadors for the arts to this community."

Celebrating The Impossible Dream - 50 Years of Goodspeed Musicals will take place tonight, February 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring Michael O'Flaherty, conductor, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Quentin Earl Darrington, James Snyder, soloists, and performers from The Hartt School Musical Theatre Department, Class of 2013, with Alan Rust, Director and Michael Morris, Director of Music.

Tickets range in price from $20-$67.50. Student tickets are $10 and
$25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact HSO ticket services at (860) 244-2999 or visit

Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., and additional works at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals. The first regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement), Goodspeed celebrates another milestone, its 50th Anniversary, in 2013. In addition to the two theatres and production facilities, Goodspeed maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. Goodspeed gratefully acknowledges the support of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

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