Goodspeed's 2013 Norma Terris Theatre Season will feature three musicals: a not-so-traditional barbershop quartet entertains in The Fabulous Lipitones; a marvelous summer musical yet to be announced; and Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, an original tuner about trusting your heart and believing in your memories which features well-known tunes from Wicked, Godspell,Pippin and many more. Tickets go on sale for the upcoming season Sunday, March 24th. The Box Office will open at 10 a.m. and audience members are encouraged to call early for the best choice of seats.
What happens when a barbershop quartet who's been belting out close harmonies for twenty years loses a key member to a heart-stopping high "C"? The three surviving members must cease their bickering and race to find a replacement in time for Nationals. Excitement is high when they find someone, BUT he's nowhere near what they expected. You won't want to miss this hilarious and moving story of friendship, prejudice and the power of song!
The Fabulous Lipitones, a comedy about what happens when white bread meets tandoori, is by Emmy-winning writer John Markus, head writer for The Cosby Show and writer/producer of The Larry Sanders Show, and award-winning playwright Mark St. Germain, author of the hit show, Freud's Last Session as well as Camping With Henry And Tom and the musical Stand By Your Man, The Tammy Wynette Story which was a Goodspeed audience favorite at The Norma Terris Theatre.
Snapshots takes place in the attic of Sue and Dan, a couple whose 20 year marriage has begun to drift apart. Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots. Featuring fresh lyrics and orchestrations, Snapshots reveals the humorous twists of how love united the couple and why life has pushed them apart. Songs include: "Popular" (Wicked), "Corner of the Sky" (Pippin), "Endless Delight" (The Baker's Wife), "All Good Gifts" (Godspell), "Fathers and Sons" (Working) and many more.
Snapshots is romantic comedy that blends the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz's Broadway shows plus some of his lesser-known gems with Book byDavid Stern who has written numerous movies including: Geppetto (four Emmy Award nominations), Open Season 2 (Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Feature),Open Season 3, and the upcoming Turkeys (starring Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson). He also wrote the musical My Son Pinocchio with longtime collaborator Stephen Schwartz. Snapshots' Music and Lyrics are by multi-award winner Stephen Schwartz whose numerous credits include Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, and The Magic Showas well as a musical version of Studs Terkel's Working and The Baker's Wife, which was produced at Goodspeed's The Norma Terris Theatre in 2002. His work in film includesPocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Prince Of Egypt, and he most recently collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney's Enchanted. Snapshotswill be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2012, single tickets may be purchased by visiting our Box Office, open seven days a week at 6 Main Street, East Haddam, Conn.; by calling 860.873.8668; or on-line at goodspeed.org. Special ticket packages for only $123 for all three shows are available now. Contact the Box Office for details. Ticket cost may vary by performance; please call for current pricing. All prices are subject to change.