Tuesday, January 17, 2012


          The creative team of "The Great American Mousical"
               Photo by Diane Sobolewski
Forget winter doldrums and wind chill factors.  The weekend of January 13-15, the Goodspeed Festival of New Artists, was one hot rockin’ event.  It featured three new musicals, “Harmony Kansas,” ”Not Wanted on the Voyage” and “The Dogs of Pripyat” as well as an introduction to a new musical “The Great American Mousical” coming to the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester in the fall.

Add to all those good treats two cabaret evenings stuffed with new songs about penguins and Pinocchio and everything in between, a trio of great theater talks, a concert of Noel Coward music and a tour of Goodspeed’s theater building as well as its amazing 300,000 costume collection.  The weekend ended with a Writers Reception at the Gelston House, next door, when the three writing teams shared their ideas and insights.

Don’t be left out in the cold next year.  The Festival dates are Friday-Sunday, January 18-20, 2013.  Mark your calendars now!  Musical theater is alive and well and thriving on the stage of the Goodspeed.

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