Every musical got its start somewhere—for many, it was at Goodspeed. Don’t miss your chance to see the next big hit at Goodspeed’s 14th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Hundreds of musical theatre lovers will gather on the Goodspeed campus for staged readings of brand new works as the brightest new writers and performers collaborate to create the future of America’s greatest art form. It’s something different…come join us!
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STAGED READINGS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 | 7:30pm
The Peculiar Tale Of The Prince Of Bohemia
And The Society Of Desperate Victorians 

Book and Lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall
Music by Julian Blackmore
When Prince Florizel learns that his father the King of Bohemia is dead, he seeks to escape the throne. He and his chaperone Colonel Geraldine are invited to join a secret society – The Suicide Club. Club members play a deadly card game nightly with higher stakes than the Prince has ever known. Realizing the deck is stacked against them, the Prince and Geraldine become inextricably linked to the club’s members in a darkly hilarious new musical.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 | 7:30pm
The Proxy Marriage 
Book & Lyrics by Michele Lowe  |  Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon
In Montana, a lawyer performs proxy marriages – marriages, primarily of military couples, in which both parties are not physically present. The lawyer’s popular teenage daughter Bridey and her awkward friend William stand in for the bride and groom. When senior year is done, they leave Montana to pursue their separate dreams. Over the next 13 years, life pulls them apart and then together again, and as the world changes, so do William and Bridey. In time, they realize that perhaps what they were longing for all along was each other.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 | 1:00pm
Devotion 
Music, Book and Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick
Wanda Lee, a young woman in the fictional town of Braxton, Ohio, feels totally lost. Paul, a football star who became addicted to painkillers after a career-ending injury, feels much the same. When Wanda Lee’s ten-year-old brother tells both of them he’s been recruited for a divine mission, Paul and Wanda Lee must decide whether to bring him to his senses or join him on the journey. A story about addiction (not just to drugs) and belief (not just in religion), Devotion is a heartfelt, uplifting musical set against an American crisis of community.
Single Tickets for Readings:
Regular $25 | Student $15 (not available online)
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FESTIVAL PACKAGES
Festival Packages give you access to exclusive events all weekend long! Get the full festival experience with our Gold Package or choose our Silver Package. They sell out fast, so don’t wait to order!
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Gold Package – Just $149!

  • 1 ticket for all 3 Staged Readings
  • Choose: Friday OR Saturday Cabaret
  • 3 Seminars
  • 2 Symposiums
  • Choose: Dinner at the Gelston House OR La Vita
  • Meet the Writers Q&A
Silver Package – $80

  • 1 ticket for all 3 Staged Readings
  • 2 Symposiums
  • Meet the Writers Q&A
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Call the Box Office to order your Package: 860.873.8668
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