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Goodspeed Opera House

6 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-8668
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As good as Broadway!

Goodspeed is as good as Broadway because they actually send show to Broadway. Annie, Man of... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
HistoricTraveler
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Haddam, Connecticut
Great show, but bring your own snacks

I have seen musicals at both Goodspeed Opera House locations and the was really impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
tieknee2017
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New Haven, Connecticut
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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!
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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6 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Goodspeed is as good as Broadway because they actually send show to Broadway. Annie, Man of LaMancha, Shenandoah are just a few that come to mind. This theater has won Tony awards and is consistently fantastic. On top of the high quality productions, the theater...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I have seen musicals at both Goodspeed Opera House locations and the was really impressed by the set design, price, music and of course the show itself. The shows were amazing. There are not really any snacks provided and the only drinks are coffee and...More

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your most recent visit as well as our productions at both theaters. If you visit The Goodspeed again plan to order your intermission drinks before the show at the bar....More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Goodspeed Opera House is a lovely Victorian style building, originally built in 1876 and fully restored in 1963, located on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, CT. The Theater is small compared to modern facilities and the seats are narrow, but...More

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post about Goodspeed Musicals on TripAdvisor! We are pleased to know you enjoy visiting our historical venue and seeing our productions. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Rags at Goodspeed .Seems like a updated “Fidler ”with two good songs “Summer nights “ and “Three sunny rooms,.” seems to drag at times. Great performers in a show that could use a little more fine tuning

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We went to see "Rags" with no preconceived ideas and were really pleased. it's a really good play that combines entertainment with food for thought. Plus Goodspeed is a charming and differ net kind of place. A good experience all around.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful evening this past weekend topped by a performance of ‘Rags’ at the GoodSpeed opera house. It was chilly outside and we enjoyed a delightful production on a quaint unique stage in East Haddam, CT. The theater is a memory from years ago;...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Great play. Everything was nothing short of excellent. The story and the production was very good. They received a standing ovation as soon as it completed.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The history of the Good Speed Opera House and the incredible shows is such a wonderful experience! A beautiful place with amazing productions!

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Goodspeed Musicals on TripAdvisor! We are pleased to learn you enjoy our productions and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

There really isn’t a bad seat in the house. The opera house is such an intimate setting that you feel like you’re part of the play. And sometimes, you are! The actors will walk right by you onto the stage filling the room with their...More

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Goodspeed Musicals on TripAdvisor. We are quite passionate about the work we do and are thrilled to hear when our audience feels the same. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We love going to the Goodspeed Opera House. The productions are always top-notch. The theatre is small and is a gem to behold on the Connecticut River.

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Goodspeed Musicals here AND for your support over the years! We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018

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There are elevators and the staff is friendly. Check their website for more info.
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