This was our second trip to Goodspeed, and I now wonder what took us so long to visit in the first place!
The show we saw was "Most Happy Fella", and everything including set design, lighting, sound, costuming, was about as perfect as it can get for a venue of this size (small). Additionally, and most important, the acting and singing were truly first rate, Broadway worthy performances.
My only small quibbles (and the reason for four-stars instead of five):
1) The theater is woefully low on restrooms. The ladies room has only a few stalls, and it is in a difficult location to reach; as in, second level, stairs involved, and only one tiny, slow elevator that holds about six people.
2) Seating, while not uncomfortable, exactly, is well, low. As in, the chairs seem "sunken" so you must turn your head and eyes upward during the performance.
3) Exits seem inadequate for the size crowds who attend. God forbid there was ever a fire--the aisles become clogged quickly, and I can't imagine making a quick exit even if your life depended on it.
None of the above is meant to be negative, it is just observations about a building that is old, and historic.
Still, the visit itself, and the play(s) we saw, were delightful both times we visited, and we plan to go again next season, which opens April 11, 2014.
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