Goodspeed Festival Of New Artists Coming In January
Goodspeed Opera House and Michael P. Price, Executive Director of Goodspeed Musicals
The Seventh Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists, produced by Goodspeed Musicals’Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three-day festival of brand new works on Friday, January 13, at the Goodspeed Opera House with a staged reading of the soulful musicalHarmony, Kansas. On Saturday, January 14 will be Not Wanted on the Voyage from the team who wrote the Goodspeed-to-Broadway tuner The Story of My Life debuts. On the final day of the festival, the engaging musical The Dogs of Pripyat will be presented. Several special events will round out this exciting weekend.
Tickets are available at the Goodspeed Box Office or by calling (860) 873-8668 or online. Tickets are $15 each for one show, $10 each for students. This year’s festival is sponsored in part by the Noel Coward Foundation, lead corporate sponsor RisCassi & Davis, P.C. and The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.
This year, Goodspeed’s ever-popular Festival Package offers a weekend full of special events. The $79 package includes admission to all three staged readings; the New Musical Preview, a short preview of a new musical headed to The Norma Terris Theatre in 2012; the Symposium panel discussion with musical theatre luminaries; “Pick-Three” festival seminar sessions; a Saturday evening pre-show dinner at the Gelston House and a Meet the Writers Reception which will complete the weekend’s festivities. Also included in the special Festival Package is a tour of the expansive Goodspeed Costume Collection and admittance to the Friday Night and Saturday Night Cabarets, informal gatherings showcasing new songs by new and established artists.
Goodspeed Opera House tours will be offered throughout the weekend for both Festival Package and single ticket holders.
“The Seventh Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists, with its expanded programs and wonderful new talents, highlights our commitment to developing new musicals,” said Michael P. Price, Executive Director of Goodspeed Musicals. “It’s thrilling for us to see the Goodspeed campus bustling in wintertime. Our community comes alive when hundreds of musical theatre fans from around the country join the best and brightest new writers and performers as they work together to create the future of musical theatre,” he added.