July 9, 2019

Heartwarming new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed thru Sept. 1

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Not since “Annie” has a stray dog inspired such joyful noise! This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical “Because of Winn Dixie”. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 – September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
In a Southern town filled with lost souls, a new leash on life is just around the corner when a preacher and his daughter take in a mutt named Winn Dixie. The beloved, award-winning novel about a quirky community learning to get along now sings for the first time in this uplifting new musical. Let Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik (“Spring Awakening”) and Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”, “Mean Girls”) take you on a heartwarming adventure for all ages.

(860) 873-8668

Dates: June 28 – September 1, 2019

Performances:  Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., (with select performances at 2:00 p.m.), Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (with select performances at 6:30 p.m.).

Tickets: Start at $29.00. All prices subject to change based on availability.

Goodspeed Box Office (860.873.8668) or online at

Special Events:


Friday Dinner Theatre Package: Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to The Goodspeed) and a ticket to the 8pm performance. Only $79!


Rustica Dinner Theatre Package: Enjoy a night filled with homemade pasta and first-class theatre! Package includes a three-course dinner at Rustica Ristorante in Chester and a ticket to a Wednesday 7:30pm performance. Only $85! Reservations must be made prior to noon on the Monday before you plan to attend.

Lady Katharine Lunch Cruise: Wednesday, July 24.  Enjoy summer on the beautiful Connecticut River! Add a leisurely cruise and sumptuous buffet aboard the Lady Katharine to your theatre ticket for just $45. Pair an 11am lunch cruise with the 2pm performance.

Meet the Cast: July 25, August 8 & 22.  FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the specified Thursday evening performances.

Open Caption Performance: Friday, July 26, 8:00p.m. Open-captioning is a service that displays the text of a show simultaneously with the performance without the use of any special equipment by the patron. The words are displayed on a 4-foot by 1-foot LCD screen located near the edge of the stage and are thus “open” to anyone within view. We recommend you book your tickets with a Box Office representative to ensure that you are seated in an area with the best view of the display. Please call 860.873.8668.

Student Rush: $15 tickets available for any evening performance, beginning at 10am on the day of the show. Must present student ID at pick-up.

Dinner Discounts: Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

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