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Frank Loesser's Musical


Frank Loesser's Musical

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include "Standing on the Corner" and "Somebody, Somewhere." Don’t miss it!

Book, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser | Scenic Design by Michael Schweikardt | Costume Design by Thomas Charles LeGalley | Lighting Design by John Lasiter | Sound Design by Jay Hilton | Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty | Choreographed by Parker Esse | Directed by Rob Ruggiero

The Goodspeed
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Seating Chart

Sept 20 - Dec 1, 2013

Audience Comments

DL said:
On November 25, 2013

A beautiful production, worthy of Goodspeed's best. You're passed from one gorgeous melody to the next. The cast--particularly a (by-turns) tough and radiant Mamie Parris as Rosabella--is superb. Rob Ruggiero's direction is lovingly detailed. A wonderful night at the theater--I'd urge anyone to see this production.

Cindy Allyn said:
On November 4, 2013

We have been going to theater now for 50 years--in NY,Boston, Hartford, Springfield,Providence and Williamstown--many plays and musicals over the years--Most Happy Fella was the best musical I have ever seen in those 50 years--Goodspeed does an outstanding production each and every show--thank you from an ardent supporter.Thank you.

Lynn Gregory said:
On October 25, 2013

Had never heard of this show but decided it sounded good when I got the postcard. It was better than good - amazing. Wonderful show and cast was superb. I cried too. Keep up the good work.

On October 11, 2013

I happened to stop at a rest stop where we found your flyer for "Happy Fella". I thought you might like to know that my father - John Henson - was in the original cast having 2 roles (Jake - "Standing On The Corner" quartet; and Ciccio in the "Abbondanza" trio). I happened to be listening to the cast album on CD at the time we found your flyer. Just HAD to drop you a line to say Thanks!! Was an exciting time of my life and knowing the musical is still being performed gives me a "warm fuzzy"!! Peace, and BREAK A LEG, "YOUSE GUYS"!!

Donna Gestri said:
On September 27, 2013

We've been waiting to see this show live again since 1992. Blown away! Absolutely beautiful...the voices, acting, dancing, staging, direction...all perfection. I cried from the moment Tony got the postcard. We're going to try and come back and see it again before it closes! Thank you for a memorable evening. Please tell the cast and crew!