Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Show Boat Docks at Goodspeed Through September 17 -- Extended Already

Robert Lance Mooney, Mollie Vogt-Welch, Lenny Wolpe, Elizabeth Berg & Jet Thomason set sail for Showboat at the Goodspped. Photo courtesy of the theater.

Production: Show Boat
Set across four decades, Show Boat is a sweeping tale that journeys into the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the mighty Mississippi River.
Music by: Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel “Show Boat” by: Edna Ferber
Goodspeed Opera House. 6 Main St., East Haddam
Director: Rob Ruggiero
Choreographer: Noah Racey

Set Designer: Michael Schweikardt, Costume Designer: Amy Clark, Lighting Designer: John Lasiter, Sound Designer: Jay Hilton, Music Director: Michael O’Flaherty, Assistant Music Director: F. Wade Russo, Orchestrations: Dan DeLange.

Principals: Sarah Uriarte Berry (Magnolia), Ben Davis (Ravenal), Andrea Frierson (Queenie), Karen Murphy (Parthy), Lenny Wolpe (Cap’n Andy), Danny Gardner (Frank), Jennifer Knox (Ellie), David Aron Damane (Joe), Lesli Margherita (Julie), Madeleine Berry (Kim).

Perfromances: Wednesday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Thursday at 7:30 pm, (with select performances at 2 pm), Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm (with select performances at 6:30 pm).

Tickets: Starting at $28 Goodspeed Box Office 860-873-8668 or at http://www.goodspeed.org/. The show, originally scheduled through Sept. 11, has already been extended through Sept. 17 due to demand.

Special Events:
Goodspeed Dining Cruise/Theatre Package: Enjoy summer on the Connecticut River. Includes a leisurely cruise and sumptuous buffet aboard the Lady Katharine and ticket to the show. Sunday 7/10, 4 pm cruise, 6:30 pm show; $99/person.

Teen Nights: July 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm; July 8 at 8 pm. Introduce your favorite young person to the magic of musical theatre. Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket on the specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a teen age 10 to 18. Meet the cast after the July 8 performance for autographs.

Meet the Cast: Take part in a lively discussion with the cast after the Thursday evening performances on July 28 and Aug. 11 and 25. Meet the Cast events are free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Friday Dinner Theatre Package: Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to the Opera House) and a ticket to the 8 pm performance for $69.

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