Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at the Gelston House restaurant (which Goodspeed Musicals also owns), the longtime executive director says there is plenty of material that could lend itself to the larger-than-life dynamics of a musical.
Drama? There was the time when the banks of the Connecticut River overflowed in the '80s — twice — and flooded the basement of the theater.
Cliff-hangers? There was the time in the early days when the theater was on the...