Getting Out of Town: Summer Theatre Outside the City

By Carey Purcell
01 Jul 2013

Goodspeed Musicals

Located in East Haddam, CT, the waterfront opera house is currently home to Hello, Dolly! (through Sept. 14) and the forthcoming LMNOP (July 25-Aug. 18). Over the years, 19 Goodspeed productions have transferred to Broadway, receiving more than a dozen Tony Awards. Visit

Adirondack Theatre Festival

This professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY, kicks off its 19th summer season with Heartbreaker – Two Months with Judy Garland (now through July 6). The play tells the true story of John Meyer meeting and falling in love with Judy Garland and features some of Garland's most memorable songs and stars four-time Tony nominee Christine Andreas.

The summer season will also include Filming Office (July 11-20), Second Act Cabaret (July 18-20), Avenue Q (July 25-Aug. 3) and Faraway Nearest One (Aug. 9-10). Visit

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

This musical theatre festival in Auburn, NY, produced by Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, features The Great American Trailer Park Musical (now through July 14), Legally Blonde (now through July 17), Neurosis: A New Muscial (July 18-Aug.10), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (July 24-Aug. 14), CATS (Aug. 21-Sept. 11), Hank Williams Lost Highway (Sept. 18-Oct. 5) and The Pitch (now through Aug. 17). Visit

Goodspeed Opera House