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Goodspeed Musicals Presents BAND GEEKS!, 5/12-6/3

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two-time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, has announced Band Geeks!, a new musical, that has been confirmed for a spring production at The Norma Terris Theatre. The smash hit from Goodspeed's 2009 Festival of New Artists, this feel-good musical comedy will run from May 13 through June 6, 2010.

A high-stepping tribute to high school marching bands and misfits everywhere! With just nine members and dwindling funds, the Cuyahoga High Marching Beavers are close to extinction. When a troubled athlete is relegated to their ranks, Elliott, the tuba-playing band captain, and Laura, his best friend, must find a way to unite the band, embrace their inner geek and save the Marching Beavers. A rousing and triumphant musical for all ages!

Band Geeks! features Music by Mark Allen, Gaby Alter, and Tommy Newman with Lyrics by Gaby Alter and Tommy Newman, and Book by Tommy Newman and Gordon Greenberg. Concept by Tommy Newman. Band

Geeks! will be directed by Goodspeed audience favorite Gordon Greenberg. Mr. Greenberg returns to Goodspeed where he directed the 2006 production of Pirates of Penzance and the 2008 comedy Half a Sixpence as well as The Norma Terris Theatre and Opera House productions Happy Days: A New Musical. Band Geeks! will be produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Last January, this infectious and fun-loving tuner wowed Connecticut audiences as part of Goodspeed's 2009 Festival of New Artists. Since then the writing team has been working to develop and fine tune this brassy new musical. The team has furthered their progress through work with the Music Theatre Program at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. Most recently Band Geeks! became the highlight of the 2009 National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) Festival of New Musicals in New York.

Tickets for Band Geeks! will go on sale in early 2010. For more information call the Box Office at 860.873.8668 or online at www.goodspeed.org.

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 productions at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals. The only regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement), Goodspeed also maintains the Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in the Musical Theater. Goodspeed gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

 


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