Me and My Girl, the Noel Gay musical comedy about a Cockney lad who discovers he is heir to a fortune, kicks off the season at the Goodspeed Opera House April 25. The 1937 British musical was popularly revived in London and on Broadway in the 1980s under Mike Ockrent's direction. The show has book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, and music by Gay. Scott Schwartz directs. Performances play to July 5.
Jerome Kern's Very Good Eddie, from 1915, was revived by Goodspeed in the 1970s and went to Broadway. It plays July 11-Oct. 4. BT McNicholl directs, Dan Siretta, a onetime artistic fixture at Goodspeed, choreographs after an absence of 14 years. Book is by Guy Bolton, with lyrics by Schuyler Green.
A rare revival of Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Fields' A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the bittersweet 1951 musical based on the novel of the same name, is reserved for the fall slot, Oct. 10-Dec. 14. Elinor Renfield directs.
All performances are at the historic Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT.
The 2003 season at Goodspeed Musicals' developmental space, the Norma Terris Theatre, in Chester, CT, has not been announced.