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Goodspeed production to feature songs from creator of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell

January 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News No Comments
Teal Wicks and James Snyder in the 2012 production of Carousel at Goodspeed Opera in East Haddam, CT.  Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT and additional works at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals.

Teal Wicks and James Snyder in the 2012 production of Carousel at Goodspeed Opera in East Haddam, CT. Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT and additional works at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals.

The two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Opera House announced today (Jan. 19) – at Goodspeed’s 8th annual Festival of New Artists – plans to produce a new musical, “Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook.”

“With book by David Stern and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz – the creator of nearly a dozen hit musicals – it is unique storytelling at its best,” Goodspeed states in its press release.

“Snapshots” takes place in the attic of Sue and Dan, a couple whose 30-year marriage has begun to fall apart. Together they discover a box of photographs that leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.

“Featuring fresh lyrics and orchestrations, ‘Snapshots’ reveals the humorous twists of how love united them and why life has pushed them apart,” the release states.

Songs include: Popular (Wicked), Corner of the Sky (Pippin), Endless Delight (Baker’s Wife),That’s How You Know (from the film “Enchanted”), All Good Gifts (Godspell), Fathers and Sons (Working), and many more.

“This six-character musical is different from any other compilation piece, in that some of the lyrics are new, rewritten in order to stay true to the story and characters,” the release states.

The production will run in the fall at the Norma Terris Theatre, Goodspeed’s home for new musicals, located at 33 North Main St. in Chester which was recently voted “Best Small Town in Connecticut” by Connecticut Magazine.

Tickets will be available through the Goodspeed Box Office in the spring.

For more information call the Goodspeed Box Office at 860.873.8668 or visit www.goodspeed.org

The first regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement), Goodspeed celebrates another milestone, its 50th Anniversary in 2013.

Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT and additional works at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals.

In addition to the two theatres and production facilities, Goodspeed maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre.

Goodspeed Musicals gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Posted January 19, 2013

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