April 9, 2019

THE MUSIC MAN at Goodspeed Musicals, April 12 – June 20

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River City’s about to get the last thing they expected ̶ and the very thing they need ̶ in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin’ dance-filled classic running April 12 – June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.

You got trouble in River City! Professor Harold Hill and Marian the Librarian march into their first appearance at Goodspeed in a rousing new production of this great American musical. When huckster Harold promises to save an Iowa town by selling the dream of a boys’ band, Marian is the only skeptic. Until she starts to buy his pitch. Fall in love all over again with “76 Trombones,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Trouble” and “Till There Was You.” This glorious American classic will have you parading in the streets!

The Music Man features book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson with story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. This spirited musical will be sponsored by Wells Fargo, Masonicare at Chester Village and The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

  • 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.). Added Performances include:
    Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00
    Sunday, June 2 at 6:30
    Sunday, June 16 at 6:30
    Tuesday,  June 18 at 2:00 and 7:30
    Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 and 7:30
    Thursday, June  20 at 2:00 and 7:30

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

Goodspeed Box Office (860.873.8668) or online at

Special Events:

 Teacher Night Out:  Friday, April 12, 8pm
We love teachers! Celebrate the first performance with a discounted ticket and free specialty drink in a souvenir cup. Just $40 per person. Must present valid teacher ID.

Heroes Weekend: April 12 – 14
To honor those who serve our country, we offer $10 off tickets for veterans or active military and their families for the evening performances on April 12 -14 . Limit 6 tickets. USE CODE: HERO10

Drama Nerd Talks: Saturday, April 13, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, April 14, 1pm & 5:30pm
FREE! Join a member of our artistic team in the Members’ Lounge to learn about the history and background of the show you’re about to see.

Kids Nights: April 17 & 18, 7:30pm; April 20, 8pm, April 21, 6:30pm
Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket for the specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a child ages 5 to 18. Meet the cast for autographs after the Saturday, April 20 performance.

Meet the Orchestra: Wednesday, April 24, 7:30pm
FREE! Join members of Goodspeed’s orchestra for a special post-show discussion led by conductor F. Wade Russo.

Lady Katharine Lunch Cruise: Wednesday, May 8
Enjoy spring 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: May 9 & 23, June 6
FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the specified Thursday evening performances.

Open Caption Performance: Friday May 10, 8pm
Text display screen available at this performance. Call the Box Office or choose the pink seats online for the best view.

Mother’s Day Mom-Tini: Sunday, May 12, 6:30pm
Includes a ticket to the show on Mother’s Day plus Mom’s favorite specialty martini in a souvenir cup. Just $51 per person.

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

Friday Dinner Theatre Package:  Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to The Goodspeed) and a ticket to the 8:00 pm performance. Only $79!


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