Goodspeed Musicals has announced four exciting productions for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s 2022 season. Now in her second season as Goodspeed’s Artistic Director, Donna Lynn Hilton shared, “It is truly thrilling to announce a new Goodspeed season filled with engaging and moving musicals that will appeal to our loyal audiences and attract new theatregoers to the Goodspeed experience. We begin with an intimate production of a classic musical that is both engrossing and familiar, then the long awaited world premiere musical from a story loved by multiple generations, continue with a new production of a tap dance extravaganza and finish out the year with a brand new holiday show created just for the Goodspeed stage. The year promises to be Goodspeed at its best!”
Goodspeed will operate at full capacity in 2022. Additional safety protocols may be implemented based on CDC guidelines when the season begins.
Season tickets for all three shows at The Goodspeed start at $108. Advance season ticket packages go on sale Wednesday, November 10 through the Box Office (860.873.8668), open weekdays at 10am and weekends at 11am.
Single tickets go on public sale beginning March 13, 2022.
May 13 – July 3
FIRST TIME AT GOODSPEED!
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by James Vásquez
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome… to Cabaret, Kander and Ebb’s legendary musical about British nightclub singer Sally Bowles, American writer Cliff Bradshaw, and the decadence of 1929 Berlin. With mounting fear and uncertainty outside, the bawdy Emcee lures you into the world of the Kit Kat Club where your troubles are left at the door. Featuring the treasured songs “Maybe This Time,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Cabaret,” this Tony Award®-winning masterpiece dazzles onto the Goodspeed stage for the very first time!
Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical
July 15 – September 4
Book & Lyrics by Matte O’Brien
Music by Matt Vinson
Directed by Jenn Thompson
Choreographed by Jennifer Jancuska
Anne Shirley just arrived on Prince Edward Island and she’s already making waves. Adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, Anne is feisty, smart and eager to find her own place in the world. But is the world ready for her? Fall in love with the spirited redhead of the classic novel, now reimagined as a vibrant folk-rock musical for all generations. With bold choreography, witty humor and a revolutionary spirit, this is Green Gables as you’ve never seen it before!
Produced by Special Arrangement with Justin Nichols, Eric Cornell, and Jack Sennott. Anne of Green Gables was initially developed and produced by The Rev Theatre Company (formerly Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival) in July 2018. Brett Smock, Producing Artistic Director
September 16 – November 6
THE TAP DANCE SPECTACULAR!
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes
Directed and Choreographed by Randy Skinner
42nd Street – the big, bright tap dancing extravaganza – is coming to Goodspeed in a fresh, newly imagined production. This love letter to Broadway is the ultimate show biz fairy tale of the chorus kid who becomes an overnight star. A 1930s backstage musical packed with plenty of pizazz, it will set your heart pounding with its rhythmically tapping feet and a hit parade of songs, including “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re In The Money,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” and of course, “42nd Street.” It’s tap dance heaven!
World Premiere Holiday Event
November 18 – December 30
A GOODSPEED ORIGINAL!
Join us for this never-before-seen holiday show at The Goodspeed! Filled with humor, song and dance, it’s bound to be a family event you’ll remember for years to come. More details will be announced soon.