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Study Guides

Be in the Know!

Looking for a little more insight into Goodspeed's productions? Enrich your theatre-going experience with our comprehensive selection of eductational resourses. Learn about the writing and directing processes, delve into show history, and explore thematic background information.

  • AUDIENCE INSIGHTS: Want to learn more about the shows at Goodspeed? Access tons of background and historical information about each production with Goodspeed's Audience Insights guide.
  • STUDENT GUIDE TO THE THEATRE: Everyone from kids to teenagers will enjoy Goodspeed's Student Guide to the Theatre. This comprehensive guide includes a plot and character summary, accessible historical and thematic background information, a behind-the-scenes look at the production, fun facts, activities, and more!
  • TEACHER'S INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE is intended for use by teachers who will bring their school groups to attend performances at Goodspeed Musicals. The TIG provides background historical information, teaching ideas, and prompts to facilitate students' knowledge and appreciation of the show’s themes and characters. Activities are influenced by state and national standards associated with the arts, language arts and social studies for middle school and high school levels.
  • DIRECTOR'S VISION: Delve into the minds of the Directors as they discuss the inspiration behind each production.
  • AUTHOR'S NOTES: Learn about the process of writing new musicals with the shows' creators.
  • PROGRAM NOTES share various insights into the show's history and background.

CURRENT SEASON

Goodspeed Musicals' DAMN YANKEES    
Goodspeed Musicals' Fiddler on the Roof    
Goodspeed Musicals HOLIDAY INN    
   

   

 April 11 - June 21

Audience Insights 
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Director's Vision

Author's Notes
Program Notes

  

 June 27 - Sep 7

Program Notes
Audience Insights
 
Director's Vision 
Read the Program

  

Sept 19 - Nov 30

Director's Vision

 

 


 

2013 SEASON

Goodspeed Musicals' Good News!    
   
Goodspeed Musicals HELLO, DOLLY!     Goodspeed Musicals' LMNOP    
Goodspeed Musicals THE MOST HAPPY FELLA    
Goodspeed Musicals' SNAPSHOTS

 April 12 - June 22

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Creative Vision
Program Notes

  

 May 9 - June 2

Audience Insights
Author's Notes
  

June 28 - Sept 14

Audience Insights
Director's Vision
Program Notes

 

July 25 - Aug 18

Audience Insights
Director's Vision
Authors' Notes

 

Sept 20 - Dec 1

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Director's Vision
Program Notes

 

Oct 24 - Sept 17

Audience Insights
Director's Vision
Author's Notes

2012 SEASON

MAME    
   
Carousel     The Bikinis    
Something's Afoot    
Mousical

April 20 - July 7

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Director's Vision
Program Notes

  

 May 17 - June 10

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Director's Vision
Authors' Notes

  

July 13 - Sept 29

Audience Insights
Director's Vision
Program Notes

 

Aug 9 - Sept 9

Audience Insights
Creative Vision

 

Oct 5 - Dec 9

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Creative Vision

 

Nov 8 - Dec 9

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide 
Director's Vision
Authors' Notes

2011 SEASON

 My One And Only    
Cutman    
Show Boat      Samantha Brown    
City of Angels    
Hello! My Baby

April 15 - June 25

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide

Program Notes

  

 May 12 - June 5

Audience Insights
Author's Notes

  

July 1 - Sept 18

Audience Insights
Director's Vision

Program Notes

 

Aug 4-28

Audience Insights
Author's Notes

 

Sept 23 - Nov 27

Audience Insights
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide

Director's Vision

Program Notes

 

Nov 3-27

Audience Insights
Author's Notes
Student Guide

2010 SEASON

 Annie Get Your Gun    
 Band Geeks!    
 Carnival!      Radio Girl    
 How To Suceed in Business Without Really Trying    
 James and the Giant Peach

April 16 - July 3

Director's Vision
Teacher's Guide
Program Notes

  

 May 13 - June 6

Director's Vision
Student Guide

  

July 9 - Sept 18

Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Director's Vision

Program Notes

 

July 29 - Aug 22

Director's Vision

 

Sept 24 - Nov 28

Director's Vision
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide
Program Notes

 

Oct 21 - Nov 10

Author's Notes
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide

2009 SEASON

Goodspeed Musicals' 42nd Street

Lucky Guy  
Camelot   A Funny Thing Happened...Forum  

Emmet Otter

 
 
   
 

April 17 - July 4

Study Guide

  

 May 14 - June 14

Director's Vision

  

July 10 - Sept 19

Director's Vision
Program Notes
Teacher's Guide

 

Sept 25 - Nov 29

Director's Vision
Teacher's Guide

Program Notes

 

Dec 5 - Jan 3

Director's Vision
Teacher's Guide

Program Notes

 

2008 SEASON

 Goodspeed Musicals' Happy Days    
 Goodspeed Musicals' Half a Sixpence    
 Goodspeed Musicals' BIG RIVER      Goodspeed Musicals' THE STORY OF MY LIFE    
 Goodspeed Musicals' EMMET OTTER    
 

April 11 - July 4

Study Guide
Director's Vision 
Program Notes

  

 July 11 - Sept 19

Study Guide
Director's Vision

  

Sept 26 - Nov 30

Study Guide
Director's Vision 
Program Notes

 

Oct 10 - Nov 2

Director's Vision
Program Notes

 

Dec 7 - Jan 4

Director's Vision
Program Notes

 
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