Goodspeed Musicals Has New Line Producer

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Goodspeed Musicals has named Donna Lynn Cooper Hilton as line producer of the Connecticut not-for-profit theatre devoted to the revivals of musicals and the development of new work.

In this position Hilton will join executive director Michael P. Price and associate producer Bob Alwine in producing musicals for the Goodspeed Opera House and The Norma Terris Theatre.

As Goodspeed Musicals' production stage manager, Hilton has been a part of over 50 Goodspeed productions. Through the years, she has successfully helped transfer several Goodspeed Musicals productions to Broadway, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1994.

Price stated, "Her deep knowledge, experience and passion for musical theatre, and the people who create it, are a winning combination that will help us to continue to provide our audiences with the most imaginative and enjoyable theatrical experience."

A native of North Carolina, Hilton graduated from East Carolina University. After graduation, she worked for several different opera companies, including San Diego Opera, Central City Opera and the Spoleto Festival, USA. In recent years, she has lectured on stage managing musical theatre at Yale University School of Drama and Southern Connecticut State University.

Hilton now resides with her husband, Goodspeed lighting and sound supervisor Jay Hilton in East Haddam. Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, as well as productions at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals.

The only regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement), Goodspeed also maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in the Musical Theater.


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