Goodspeed Musicals reopens with tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein

Opera music

“The evening promises to be an emotional celebration. I hope our magnificent theater can contain the excitement,” Goodspeed artistic director Donna Lynn Hilton said in a press release.

The event will run from September 24 to November 28 and tickets start at $ 29. Goodspeed will require proof of vaccination as well as mandatory masks for everyone.

The opening show was originally slated to be “South Pacific,” but the company posted a post online saying changing the show was a safety decision.

“‘South Pacific’ is one of the greatest musicals a theater can undertake and it’s just too big a show for us to produce at this particular time,” the message indicates.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have composed and written many famous songs for musicals such as “Oklahoma!”, “The Sound of Musical,” The King and I “and” Cinderella “.

Some of the cast members include artists who have performed in musicals such as “Broadway Bounty Hunter”, “On Your Feet!” and “Mum Mia.”

Last summer the Goodspeed Opera House received a $ 2 million grant from the Small Business Administration after being shut down for over a year and a half.

“We have waited a long time to say these words and look forward to seeing you all and coming together again to enjoy the live theater in our iconic building,” said an online statement.