| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The play Annie, based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie dating all the way back to 1924, premiered in East Haddam, Connecticut at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1976. Now, Music Theatre of Connecticut's School of Performing Arts students...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:04 AM
- The Gravel Pit, Sucking on a Holiday Treat. An avowed tribute to the bubblegum pop of The Archies (who didn’t release their own Christmas album until just a few years ago), this mid-‘90s pop confection arrived as The Gravel Pit was...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:13 AM
Everything has its exceptions, and this column is no different.
For years, I've been exploring all corners of the state looking for places to escape — places where civilization disappears. Places where you forget you are in one of the most...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The Great American Mousical
Through Dec. 9, The Norma Terris Theatre, 33 North Main St., Chester, goodspeed.org
In the 1960s comedy Bedazzled, Julie Andrews' name is invoked like an incantation. Instead of "Abracadabra," it's "Juuullllie...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 9:35 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Originally part of Haddam, and named for Little Haddam in Hertfordshire, England, the eastern side of town was settled around 1685 and incorporated as a separate town in 1734.
LANDMARKS: East Haddam is home to two of Connecticut's...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Characters & Costumes, 260 River St., Guilford, (203) 453-6036, readamusements.com. Costumes for adults and kids, for sale or rent.
Fashionista Vintage & Variety, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 777-4434, fashionista-vintage-variety.com....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail.
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:57 PM
It can't be an easy time to be rich, super rich or filthy rich in America, the three prime readings on the International Richer Scale.
There is so much pressure on these "job creators" ever since income tax rates for the wealthy dropped a decade ago...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 11:50 AM
It's good to be a Goodspeed Musicals member.
Members get to see private readings/workshops at the two theaters (Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam; Norma Terris Theatre in Chester).
Like the new musical in development "Tuck," based in the 2002...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:08 PM
A few days after the musical "Carousel" opens at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddan, its Julie Jordan will hit the road.
Teal Wicks, who co-stars in the show which is now in previews at the East Haddam theater, will exit the show shortly after...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Casey Hushion (associate director of Broadway’s "Elf," "In the Heights" and "The Drowsy Chaperone") is tapped to stage the revival of the musical "Something's Afoot" this fall at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The British musical hall...