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“A Gem of a Theater with top rate productions”

Goodspeed Opera House
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Owner description: GOODSPEED MUSICALS' Birthplace of the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah, and Annie, and the first regional theatre to receive two Special Tony Awards for its outstanding achievements, Goodspeed Musicals produces America's musical treasures to delight, inspire, and entertain you. Set along the tranquil Connecticut River, our two intimate theatres bring you closer to the excitement of live musicals. The beautiful surrounding countryside is brimming with restaurants, shops, and galleries for a get-away so perfect, you'll want to make it a Goodspeed day!
North Kingstown Rhode Island
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Theater with top rate productions”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Settled in a quaint New England town of East Haddem Ct. lies a jewel of and small theater, dedicated to the preservation of Musical Broadway shows. The casts are first rate, the productions are full and complete, the direction, choreography and the design is always splendid. Every time we see a production we marvel how they can put so much onto the postage stamp size stage. There is nothing small about the productions. Seating in the orchestra level is the best seating. The live show orchestra adds so much more to each production. There is also an elevator to get you to the orchestra level if you need assistance. They operate from April through November or December. Give yourself a treat!

Visited November 2012
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HAMDEN
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Musical lovers delight!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The setting itself is delightful for this beautiful little theater set on the river bank that produces wonderful musicals. The singing and dancing is always a treat. The costumes are well done and the staging is often ingenious! Go and enjoy! I have been a regular subscriber for over 10 years and recommend it highly.

Visited September 2012
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Rhode Island
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76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great theater experience”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Small, intimate theater that evokes simpler times. We recently saw Carousel, and it was a great production with strong voices and good acting. Not a bad seat in the house. What a great thing to do on a late summer day!

Visited September 2012
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Middletown, Connecticut
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nothing else like it.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Michael Price and his staff always pick just the right show with just the right touches. Not a bad seat in this band-box of a theater, and the walk to the car is wonderful!

Visited March 2012
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Madison, Connecticut
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“special occasion”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

unique and scenic location, historic jewelbox theater. consistently excellent productions of old favorites and little known musicals.
I am always dreaming of having season tickets!!!

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