| 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.
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:35 AM
"Something's Afoot," a big hit for the Goodspeed Opera House when it produced the British musical whodunit in 1973, will return to the East Haddam theater as the third show of its 2012 season.
The musical, which transferred from Goodspeed to Broadway...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame.
Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Casey Nicholaw, Tony Award-winning co-director of the Broadway smash, "Book of Mormon" will lead a panel discussion on the musical as part of Goodspeed Musicals' seventh annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists next month.
Nicholaw, who also...