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Goodspeed Opera House - Theater Information

Address:
PO Box A, 6 Main Street

East Haddam, CT 06423

BUILT: 1876

SEATING CAPACITY: 398


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Goodspeed Opera House History

Goodspeed’s beginnings date back to 1963 when it opened its doors as a professional musical theatre in a historic building on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam. Under the direction of Michael Price from 1968 to 2014, Goodspeed transformed from a struggling entity into a non-profit arts organization with a mission. At first, Goodspeed’s commitment was to discover rarely produced musicals from the repertoire, reworking them and bringing them to life. In Goodspeed's history, they have produced over 250 musicals, including over 70 world premieres, and exported 21 productions to Broadway. Goodspeed stands as the first regional theatre in America to earn two special Tony Awards, one in 1980 for outstanding contributions to the American musical and a second in 1995 for distinguished achievement for a regional theatre.

What Shows Played the Goodspeed Opera House

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Because of Winn Dixie (2019)
? - ? Bullets Over Broadway (2018)
8/21/2018 - 11/25/2018 The Drowsy Chaperone (2018)
? - ? Oliver! (2018)
? - ? The Will Rogers Follies (2018)
? - ? Rags (2017)
4/20/2012 - 7/7/2012 Mame (2012)
9/28/2007 - 12/2/2007 1776 (2007)
7/13/2007 - 9/22/2007 High Button Shoes (2007)
4/20/2007 - 7/1/2007 Singin' in the Rain (2007)
11/1/2006 - 12/10/2006 The Pirates of Penzance (2006)
8/9/2006 - 9/24/2006 Pippin (2006)
4/21/2006 - 7/2/2006 Li'l Abner (2006)
9/30/2005 - 12/4/2005 Abyssinia (2005)
8/3/2005 - 9/24/2005 The Boy Friend (2005)
4/22/2005 - 7/3/2005 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (2005)
10/1/2004 - 12/12/2004 Mack & Mabel (2004)
8/11/2004 - 9/25/2004 Where's Charley? (2004)
5/19/2004 - 7/3/2004 Call Me Madam (2004)
11/12/2003 - 12/14/2003 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2003)
8/2/2002 - 9/28/2002 Babes in Arms (2002)
11/3/2000 - 12/31/2000 Red, Hot and Blue! (2000)
7/1/1998 - ? Mirette (1998)
9/24/1997 - 12/14/1997 Houdini (1997)
7/9/1997 - 9/19/1997 Lucky in the Rain (1997)
4/25/1997 - 7/4/1997 Finian's Rainbow (1997)
10/17/1996 - ? By Jeeves (1996)
4/10/1996 - 6/21/1996 Sweeney Todd (1996)
4/27/1995 - ? Honky-Tonk Highway (1995)
? - ? Paint Your Wagon (1992)
6/28/1989 - ? Madame Sherry (1989)
11/10/1987 - ? Butterfly (1987)
10/7/1987 - 12/20/1987 The Little Rascals (1987)
7/8/1987 - 10/2/1987 Lady, Be Good (1987)
4/22/1987 - 7/3/1987 One Touch of Venus (1987)
10/1/1986 - 12/7/1986 Carnival! (1986)
10/2/1985 - ? Leave It to Jane (1985) [Pre-Broadway]
10/12/1984 - ? Mrs. McThing (1984)
7/10/1984 - ? Harrigan 'n Hart (1984)
3/28/1984 - 6/8/1984 The Boys from Syracuse (1984)
4/6/1983 - ? Gay Divorce (1983)
3/30/1982 - 6/12/1982 Lock Up Your Daughters (1982)
9/16/1981 - 11/22/1981 Bloomer Girl (1981)
6/17/1981 - ? Funny Face (1981)
4/8/1981 - ? Noel (1981)
11/28/1980 - 12/21/1980 The Five O'Clock Girl (1979)
6/19/1979 - 9/8/1979 The Five O'Clock Girl (1979)
8/10/1976 - ? Annie (1976)
8/19/1975 - ? Cowboy (1975)
7/19/1971 - 8/14/1971 Girl Crazy (1971)
6/24/1968 - ? After You, Mr. Hyde (1968)
7/26/1965 - ? Purple Dust (1965)
? - ? Arthur (1991)
? - ? The King of Schnorrers (1970)
? - ? Babes in Arms (1979)
? - ? Little Johnny Jones (1980)
? - ? Holiday Inn (2014)
? - ? Bells Are Ringing (1990)
? - ? Bloomer Girl (1971)
? - ? She Loves Me (1978)
? - ? A Connecticut Yankee (1989)
? - ? El Capitan (1973)
? - ? Oh, Boy! (1983)
? - ? It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman (1992)
? - ? Here's Love (1991)
? - ? Ankles Aweigh (1988)
? - ? Hit the Deck (1977)
? - ? Follow Thru (1984)
? - ? Sweet Adeline (1977)
? - ? Tip-Toes (1978)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Goodspeed Opera House?
Goodspeed Opera House's current show is Because of Winn Dixie which opened on 7/27/2019.

What when was Goodspeed Opera House built?
Goodspeed Opera House was built in 1876.

How many seats does Goodspeed Opera House have?
Goodspeed Opera House has 398 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Goodspeed Opera House?
The Five O'Clock Girl which ran from 6/19/1979 to 12/21/1980, Leave It to Jane which ran from 10/2/1985 to 1/18/1986, Abyssinia which ran from 8/25/2005 to 12/4/2005, Lady, Be Good which ran from 7/8/1987 to 10/2/1987 and Houdini which ran from 9/24/1997 to 12/14/1997,