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July 16, 2015 • The Westfield News
review: goodspeed's la cage aux folles
Something happened to me tonight at Goodspeed Musicals’ La Cage aux Folles. I got totally drawn into Harvey Feirstein’s wise and witty script, Jerry Herman’s hummable melodies, Ralph Perkins’ dazzling choreography, and swept away by great performances, the laughs, and the tears. Read more

July 16, 2015 • South Shore Critic
Goodspeed's "la cage": glitter and be gay
The current Goodspeed Musicals version has a stupendously talented cast of twenty-one and an awesome creative team who've pulled out all the stops for this one. Read more

Theatre Circuit WMNR Fine Arts Radio
Once again this amazing theater has mounted a production that is fresh, naughty, witty, and very musical – all thanks to a team of pros on and off stage that transport the audience to a little Saint Tropez night club and attached residence for an evening of uncontrollable laughter and shouts of bravo throughout the show. Read more

The People's Critic
A Brilliant “LA CAGE” from Goodspeed Opera House
There are rare times in the world of the theatre that all the elements just seem to come together perfectly. The current Goodspeed Opera House production of La Cage Aux Folles is one of those times... Read more

July 20, 2015 • Reminder News
'La Cage aux Folles' is a celebration
You can pinpoint a truly commanding stage performance to a particular moment when an actor has patrons hanging on his every word and movement, truly experiencing his emotions. Read more

July 17, 2015 • The Examiner
a Five-Star ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ sparkles at Goodspeed Musicals
This is the definitive La Cage - in the kind of a setting in which it was destined to be seen– the intimate, dazzling jewel-box theater of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. Read more

 
July 3, 2015
The Examiner
Cagelles enjoy 'best of times' in Goodspeed's la cage aux folles
For two of the dancers in the Goodspeed Musicals’ current production of “La Cage aux Folles,” these are indeed “the best of times,” as one of the production’s songs indicates, as they are experiencing the thrill of being in a production at one of Connecticut’s most esteemed regional theaters but getting to perform—for the first time in their lives—in high heels, boas, and dresses. Read more 
 
June 30, 2015
VIVE LA VIE! GOODSPEED’S NEW MUSICAL MY PARIS EXPLORES THE LIFE AND ART OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
East Haddam, Conn.: Discover the story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the man whose art evoked the spirit of a changing society. Experience the vibrant nightlife of turn-of-the-20th century Paris and... Read More ...
 
June 26, 2015
Extended by Popular demand - six performances added -  La Cage aux Folles Begins This Friday!
From the writer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame, La Cage aux Folles is the only musical that has won the Tony Award for Best Production (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions.  Read More ...
 
June 22, 2015
Hartford Business Journal

gennaro leads goodspeed musicals into new era
Michael Gennaro's first act as the new executive director of Goodspeed Musicals is off to a fast and relatively smooth start. Gennaro, who took over the East Haddam nonprofit theater... Read more
 
June 12, 2015
GOODSPEED TO LAUNCH MONTH-LONG PHOTO CONTEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH CT OPEN HOUSE DAY
Goodspeed Musicals is on the hunt for the best, most unique new photo of the historic Goodspeed Opera House. Enter your image in our “Picture It” contest and you could win... Read More
 
 
June 11, 2015
goodspeed's new leading man, michael gennaro
The picturesque Goodspeed Opera House on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam is one of the state's most celebrated seasonal treasures and new executive director Michael Gennaro is eagerly anticipating his first summer as head of the theater. Read more
 
June 6, 2015
Guys and Dolls in East Haddam Revives the World and Patois of Damon Runyon’s New York

You know you’re in good hands even before the show starts, as two rough-hewed voices reeking of New Yawk street life ask that you turn off your cellphone — you know, those gadgets meant for use in your jail cell. Read More
 
May 15, 2015
“THE BEST OF TIMES” ARE AT GOODSPEED MUSICALS
EAST HADDAM, CONN.:  Get ready for “a little guts and a lot of glitter” as Goodspeed Musicals delivers a sassy, joyous production of La Cage aux Folles Read More ...
 
April 28, 2015
juLIE ANDREWS TO PRESENT DESIGNER/DIRECTOR TONY WALTON WITH GOODSPEED MUSICALS AWARD
On June 6th, Designer and Director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals’ Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Read More...
 
 
April 17, 2015
GOODSPEED TO HOLD NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
East Haddam, Conn.:  Calling all children!  Here’s your chance to join a professional acting company.  Goodspeed Musicals is holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors... Read More ...
 

April 1, 2015
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY
East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, original new works with the engaging musical The Theory of Relativity. Read More ...

 
March 23, 2015
SEE THEM HERE FIRST- GET TICKETS TO THE HOTTEST BRAND NEW MUSICALS NOW!
 East Haddam, Conn.: Be a part of it! Audiences at The Norma Terris Theatre not only see the hottest new shows first but they help shape the next big musical. Tickets go on sale Read More ...
 
 
March 23, 2015
GOODSPEED TO HONOR OSCAR, EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING SET / COSTUME DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR TONY WALTON
Visionary behind the unique and beautiful productions A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Chicago, Pippin and many others will be presented with The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Read More
 
March 10, 2015
New Production Announced for Goodspeed 2015 Season-A Wonderful Life will delight audiences this fall
A new title has been added to Goodspeed Musicals’ 2015 main stage season. A Wonderful Life, adapted from the beloved Frank Capra film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will begin this fall. Read More...
 
February 27, 2015
GOODSPEED’SGUYS AND DOLLS IS A SHOO-IN!
East Haddam, Conn.:Luck be a lady tonight! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Read More...
 
February 12, 2015
DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD - GET THE HOTTEST TICKETS NOW!
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Don’t miss your chance to getthe best seats at the greatest values for each of the three fantastic musicalsduringthe upcoming 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season... Read More
 
January 20, 2015
46 Writers Head to 3rd Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony

EAST HADDAM, CONN.:In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus later this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 25 new musicals... Read More
 

January 17, 2015
Goodspeed Musicals Will Produce Three Brand New Musicals at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Today at Goodspeed’s 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015. Read More

 
December 17, 2014
GOODSPEED’S 10th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
East Haddam, Conn.,: The 10th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals’ Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House... Read More
 
November 18, 2014
GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GENNARO AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
After an extensive national search, Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that they have selected Michael Gennaro as the new Executive Director of the two-time Tony Award-winning theater. Read More
 
November 10, 2014
Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN EXTENDED AGAIN DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND
Now playing through DECEMBER 28TH Read More
 
October 28, 2014
GOODSPEED MUSICALS ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASON
World premiere of The Honeymooners, a new musical comedy based on the legendary cbs television series, and two beloved classics, Guys and Dolls & La Cage aux Folles Read more
 
October 20, 2014
Examiner
This re-envisioned for the theatre production of “Holiday Inn” will not only please everyone who’s a fan of the Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire classic, but will surely charm approaching the material for the first time. Read more
 
October 20, 2014
The Reminder
The world premier of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is a dazzling and delightful finish to the Goodspeed Opera House's 50th anniversary season as well as an impressive finale to Michael Price's 46-years tenure as its executive director. Read more
 
October 19, 2014
Two on the Aisle
Gordon Greenberg has done a fine job directing this piece. But the it is one specific piece of choreography by Denis Jones almost stops the show. Read more
 
October 17, 2014
Variety
The Connecticut farmstead setting in “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” isn’t the only thing that receives a makeover in this charmer of a tuner preeming at Goodspeed Musicals’ Opera House (and produced in association with Universal Stage Prods.). The 1942 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire gets an impressive and stylish re-do, too. Read more
 
October 16, 2014
Hartford Courant
behind the scenes of 'circus in winter' at goodspeed's chester
Running away to join the circus is one of the great romantic ideals. "The Circus in Winter," a new musical about how circus folk spend their downtime, has run away from Indiana to seek fame and fortune on the East Coast. Read more
 
October 16, 2014
The Westfield News
 Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, the current Goodspeed Musicals offering, is an evening of show-stopping dance numbers, some great Irving Berlin standards, a fun book, fantastic performances, costumes for days, and an entertainment quotient of 150 percent. Read more
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