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Be in the Know!

Looking for a little more insight into Goodspeed's productions? Enrich your theatre-going experience with our comprehensive selection of educational 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: Everyone from kids to teenagers will enjoy Goodspeed's Student Guide. 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.
  • DIRECTOR'S VISION: Delve into the minds of the Directors as they discuss the inspiration behind each production.
  • WRITER'S NOTES: Learn about the process of writing new musicals with the shows' creators.
  • PROGRAM NOTES: Shares various insights into the show's history and background.

2019 SEASON

Goodspeed Musicals' The Music Man

April 12 - June 20
Audience Insights (Click Here for Printable Version) 
Student Guide  
Director's Vision

Goodspeed Musicals' HI, MY NAME IS BENMay 17 - June 9
Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version)
Writers' Notes 



Goodspeed Musicals' BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIEJune 28 - Sept 5
Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version)
Student Guide



Goodspeed Musicals' Passing ThroughJuly 26 - Aug 25
Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version
Writers' Notes



Goodspeed Musicals' Billy ElliotSept 13 - Nov 24
Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version) 
Student Guide  
Teacher's Instructional Guide
Director's Vision

2018 SEASON

Goodspeed Musicals' Thoroughly Modern MIllie

April 13 - June 21

Audience Insights (Click Here for Printable Version) 
Student Guide 
Teacher's Guide 
Director's Vision

Goodspeed Musicals' YOU ARE HEREMay 18 - June 10
Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version)
Writers' Notes 
Director's Vision

 

Goodspeed Musicals' Oliver!

June 29 - Sept 13

Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version)
Director's Vision


Goodspeed Musicals' CYRANO

Aug 3 - Sept 2

 Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version)
Director's Vision
 


Goodspeed Musicals' THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Sept 21 - Nov 25

Audience Insights (Click Here for Printable Version) 
Student Guide  
Director's Vision

 

Goodspeed Musicals' A Connecticut Christmas CarolNov 30 - Dec 30

Writer's Notes 
Audience Guide (Click Here for Printable Version)

 

2017 SEASON

Goodspeed Musicals' Thoroughly Modern MIllie    
Goodspeed Musicals' THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT    
Goodspeed Musicals' Oklahoma!
   
Goodspeed Musicals' Darling Grenadine
   
Goodspeed Musicals' Rags
  
   
Goodspeed Musicals' A Connecticut Christmas Carol

April 21 - July 2

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

  

June 2 - July 2

Audience Insights
  Printable Version 
Writer's Notes
 

  

July 14 - Sept 27

Audience Insights
   Printable Version
Director's Vision
Program Notes

 

Aug 18 - Sept 17

Audience Insights
  Printable Version
Writer's Notes 


Oct 6 - Dec 10

Audience Insights
  Printable Version 
Director's Vision
Writer's Notes
 
Student Guide
Teacher's Guide   


Nov 17 - Dec 24

Writer's Notes
Audience Guide
  Printable Version
     

Goodspeed Musicals The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre