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  • Adam Heller Heads Cast For Goodspeed's 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    Adam Heller Heads Cast For Goodspeed's 'Fiddler on the Roof'
    Adam Heller will be Tevye in the 50th anniversary production of "Fiddler on the Roof" which plays Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. The production, directed by Rob Ruggiero ("Show Boat," "The Most Happy Fella," "Carousel") plays June 27 to Sept. 7....
  • A Roaring Brook Runs Through The Forest

    A Roaring Brook Runs Through The Forest
    Every state seems to have a Middletown in it. You can walk down a Main Street in nearly every city and town. And every forest seems to have a Roaring Brook flowing through it. Lyme's version of Roaring Brook is special, running clear and pristine from...
  • Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin

    Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin
    If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers. That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
  • Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Works Well With Red Sox Twist

    Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Works Well With Red Sox Twist
    The show: "Damn Yankees" at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. What makes it special?: This version of the musical replaces the Washington Senators who battle the New York Yankees in the storyline with the Boston Red Sox. What makes this review...
  • Column: What Price For Goodspeed's Successor?

    Column: What Price For Goodspeed's Successor?
    How do you replace a legend? The answer, of course, is you don’t. You find someone who respects past accomplishments but has his or her own independent vision for the future. Trouble comes, however, when the legend plays a major role in choosing...
  • Some Parents Say No To Their Kids Taking Smarter Balanced Test

    Some Parents Say No To Their Kids Taking Smarter Balanced Test
    As Connecticut prepares to launch a new standardized test that will be taken on computers, some parents are pushing to pull their children out of the exams. "I'm just concerned that this hasn't been reviewed thoroughly," said Candice Cushman, who has...
  • Algunos padres se niegan a que sus hijos tomen el examen Smarter Balanced

    Connecticut se prepara para lanzar un nuevo examen estandarizado que se tomarán en computadoras, algunos padres ponen presión para evitar que sus hijos tomen los exámenes. 'Me preocupa que esto no ha sido revisado a fondo,' dijo Candice Cushman, quien...
  • 'Damn Yankees' Actor Saves Audience From Flying Bat At Goodspeed

    'Damn Yankees' Actor Saves Audience From Flying Bat At Goodspeed
    There's a moment in the Goodspeed Opera House production of "Damn Yankees" that actor Danny Lindgren won't forget. The same goes for the audience. Not to mention the trombone player. It happened during the first preview performance of the baseball-...
  • Farm to Hearth, Haddam

    Farm to Hearth, Haddam
    Todd Solek wakes up around 6 a.m. to chop firewood for his custom brick oven, where it will burn all day. Around 7 a.m., when other bakeries have sold half their stock, he begins mixing doughs by hand. Todd and his wife, Melissa, lovingly refer to...
  • Goodspeed Survives Changes

     Goodspeed Survives Changes
    It was quite a celebration on Oct. 24, 1877. It was the opening of the Goodspeed Opera House — the six-story wooden Victorian structure on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and long before the swing bridge was built. (A ferry...
  • Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'

    Goodspeed's 'Annie' Was At First Labeled 'A Disaster'
    The one show that changed a Connecticut theater's fortunes more than any other was the musical "Annie" that had its world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam in 1976. The opening night was a rough one. If "My Fair Lady" opened in the...