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Abyssinia show poster


Sep 30 – Dec 4, 2005 / The Goodspeed - 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423 view map

A young girl’s voice can heal the world… Set in rural Oklahoma at the turn of the century, Abyssinia is an uplifting tale of a young girl’s joys, sorrows and triumph of faith. Born during a terrifying tornado, Abyssinia is given the gift of song and a healing spirit to inspire her entire community. An exuberant musical that resounds with plenty of spiritual thunder and melodic lightning, Abyssinia packs an emotional power that surely will bring joy to your heart.

Music by

Ted Kociolek

Lyrics by

James Racheff

Book by

James Racheff and Ted Kociolek

Based on the novel “Marked by Fire” by

Joyce Carol Thomas

Choreographed by

Todd L. Underwood

Directed by

Stafford Arima


Sep 30 – Dec 4, 2005


The Goodspeed