Goodspeed Festival of new Musicals – JAN 13-15, 2017
12TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals – 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 Twelfth Annual Festival of New Musicals.
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
FRIDAY, JAN 13, 7:30 PM – Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals
Book, Music & Lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik
Adapted from the novel by Joan Lindsay
Valentine’s Day, 1900. Victoria, Australia. The girls from the prestigious Appleyard College are released from their studies to take a day trip to Hanging Rock, an ancient geological rock formation.
SATURDAY, JAN 14, 7:30 PM – Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals
Music by Mark Hollmann
Book by Greg Kotis
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis
Can a sandwich turn people into zombies? ZM follows two teenaged fast-food workers as they struggle to live, and love, during a food-borne catastrophe that might well destroy Humanity.
SUNDAY, JAN 15, 1:00 PM – Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals
Book by Daniel Goldstein
Music & Lyrics by Dawn Landes
Based on “A Pearl in the Storm” by Tori Murden McClure
In June, 1998, Tori Murden left her job as a project manager in Louisville, Kentucky, and embarked on what no woman had ever done: row across the Atlantic.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• Exclusive Silver Package Event
• Exclusive Gold Package Event
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
SEMINAR TICKET DISTRIBUTION | 5:00 – 7:15 p.m. | Porch Bar, The Goodspeed •
All Gold Package holders will be able to pick up their Seminar tickets before Friday’s staged reading.
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK | 7:30 p.m. | The Goodspeed
FESTIVAL CABARET: MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON | 9:30 p.m. | Gelston House •
Matthew Lee Robinson was a writer in residence at the 2016 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
SEMINAR TICKET DISTRIBUTION | 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. | Gelston House Lobby •
SEMINAR SESSION I | 10:00 a.m. | Gelston House or La Vita •
SEMINAR SESSION II | 11:00 a.m. | Gelston House •
SEMINAR SESSION III | 12:00 p.m. | Gelston House •
MOVIE SCREENING: GOODSPEED’S STRIKE UP THE BAND | 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. | The Scherer Library
LIBRARY EXHIBIT: BEFORE THE WERE FAMOUS | 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. | The Scherer Library
TOUR OF THE GOODSPEED | 1:30 p.m. | The Goodspeed Lobby
NEW MUSICAL PREVIEW | 3:30 p.m. | The Goodspeed ••
FESTIVAL DINNER | 5:00 p.m. | Gelston House or La Vita •
ZM | 7:30 p.m. | The Goodspeed
FESTIVAL CABARET | 10:00 p.m. | Gelston House •
Mark Sonnenblick, a 2016 and 2017 participant in the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, has been a Dramatists Guild fellow and a librettist for the Kennedy Center’s American Opera Initiative.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
ROW | 1:00 p.m. | The Goodspeed
MEET THE WRITERS Q&A | 3:30 p.m. | The Goodspeed ••
Gain insight into the inspirations and processes of the writers.