Rags Revival 2017

Opened: October 25, 2017
Closing: December 10, 2017

Rags - 2017 - East Haddam, CT (Regional) History , Info & More

Goodspeed Opera House
PO Box A, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT 06423

Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life 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 Annie and Wicked 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.

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Cleveland Play House is presenting the regional premiere of the international hit comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong. Check out photos here!

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