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Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

Goodspeed Opera House

Updated 12/23/2013

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This magnificent 1876 Victorian-gingerbread "wedding cake" theater on the Connecticut River—so called for all its turrets, mansard roof, and grand filigree—is widely recognized for its role in the preservation and development of American musical theater. Well over a dozen Goodspeed productions have gone on to Broadway, including Annie. Performances take place from April to early December.

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6 Main St., East Haddam, Connecticut, 06432, USA

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  • Tours $5
  • Tours June–Oct., Sat. at 11

Updated 12/23/2013


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May 6, 2012

Goodspeed Opera House Review

My husband and I needed a place to stay in Connecticut for just one night, and hoped to find some great entertainment nearby, too. Well, we hit the jackpot in East Haddam, CT. The Goodspeed Opera House presented a wonderful and very professional musical production and the Boardman House was a sophisticated B & B within two easy blocks of the playhouse.

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