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Goodspeed Opera House

6 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-8668
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First-rate musicals in legendary venue

If you like musicals in a unique, historical venue, this is for you! Best "Oklahoma" I've ever seen... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katherine L
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Hartford, Connecticut
Great Anniversary Matinee

We went to see Oklahoma which was excellent. Having sung the songs for years now have a much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria3387
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Groton, Connecticut
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GOODSPEED MUSICALS' Birthplace of the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah, and Annie, and the first regional theatre to receive two Special Tony Awards for its outstanding achievements, Goodspeed Musicals produces America's musical treasures to delight, inspire, and entertain you. Set along the tranquil Connecticut River, our two intimate theatres bring you closer to the excitement of live musicals. The beautiful surrounding countryside is brimming with restaurants, shops, and galleries for a get-away so perfect, you'll want to make it a Goodspeed day!
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6 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like musicals in a unique, historical venue, this is for you! Best "Oklahoma" I've ever seen (and the Wall Street Journal agrees!). Small (relatively) and ornate, just like theaters used to be, but right on the Connecticut River. How they can pull off...More

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see Oklahoma which was excellent. Having sung the songs for years now have a much better grasp of how they fit into the stories. Dancing and music was wonderful. It had been held over which was the best recommendation we could think...More

Thank Victoria3387
GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and our production of OKLAHOMA. We do hope you'll return again (expert tip: there are more bathrooms on the lobby level (including in the bar) in addition to upstairs!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very intimate setting. Total seating is perhaps 400 or so, so there really is not a bad seat in the house. And every seat appeared occupied so the shows are well received as well. We dropped in for "Oklahoma", and it was wonderful.

Thank William O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A revival of Oklahoma that was fantastic. The cast was amazing in song and dance Extremely well directed and performed. To bad if it goes to broadway they will get named actors for lead roles. This cast was as good as it gets!

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss visiting. Cute town, amazing place, beautiful views. Check out the Blue Oar down the street during nice weather. Major Gem you just don't fine anywhere else.

Thank alison33821
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II was the musical Oklahoma! The show is recognized as the first to integrate book, score, and choreographed numbers seamlessly into a musical. A spirited revival of the ground-breaking production opened last week at the Goodspeed...More

Thank W-Hartford_CT
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We went to the Goodspeed Opera House recently to see Oklahoma. It was my first time at the Goodspeed and I was very impressed. The facility is awesome, and the location is perfect... on the Connecticut River. I love the quaint theater and was pleased...More

Thank Retired662013
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Recently saw production of Oklahoma and it was terrific. HIgh energy, talented cast, great music from live musicians, wonderful authentic ambiance remembering old theater days. But, be cautious of where you sit. We had seats in the balcony, left side, seats A19 and 21. A...More

Thank kenneth g
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We planned a weekend getaway to see the Gillette castle so we added on a show and it turned out to be such a highlight. The opera house was built in the 1800s and has undergone several revivals. We did a boat tour and could...More

Thank sharronc413
GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for sharing - we're so pleased you decided to visit us and see OKLAHOMA! and hope you'll return again some day. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Our family visited CT for the first time and had tickets to see Oklahoma! at Goodspeed Opera House. It was like walking back in time. The building was exquisite, the production was top notch and the acoustics were spot on. Goodspeed sits on the beautiful...More

Thank Sara M
GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Goodspeed Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are so please to learn you enjoyed your first visit to The Goodspeed and our production of OKLAHOMA! Thank you for sharing your experience here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Response from Rich C | Reviewed this property |
There are elevators and the staff is friendly. Check their website for more info.
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