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The Will Rogers Follies

Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines and never met a man he didn’t like. The rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved stage, screen and radio star bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. Family, fame and fate are center stage in Will’s rise from obscurity to stardom. Along the way he’s arm-in-arm with vivacious showgirls and a slew of cowboys. Curtain up on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that captures the American spirit at its up-tempo best.

Book by Peter Stone | Music Composed and Arranged by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Inspired by the words of Will and Betty Rogers
Scenic Design by Walt Spangler | Costume Design by Ilona Somogyi
Lighting Design by Rob Denton | Projection Design by Michael Clark
Sound Design by Jay Hilton | Orchestrations by Dan DeLange
Wig & Hair Design by Mark Adam Rampmeyer
Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty
Choreographed by Kelli Barclay | Directed by Don Stephenson

The Goodspeed
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Seating Chart

Wed & Thurs 2:00 & 7:30pm, Fri 8:00pm, Sat 3:00 & 8:00pm, Sun 2:00 & 6:30pm
Sunday evening through 5/13; Thursday matinees begin 5/17

April 13 - June 21


Friday Dinner Theatre Package

Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to The Goodspeed) and a ticket to the 8pm performance. Only $79! View Menu

Kids Nights

April 25 & 26, 7:30pm; April 27, 8pm
Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket for the specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a child ages 5 to 18. Meet the cast for autographs after the Friday, April 27 performance.

Mother's Day Mom-Tini

Sunday, May 13, 6:30pm
Includes a ticket to the show on Mother's Day plus Mom's favorite specialty martini in a souvenir cup. Just $51 per person.

Meet the Cast

May 10 & 24, June 7
FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the specified Thursday evening performances.

Open Caption Performance

Friday, May 11, 8pm
Text display screen available at this performance. Call the Box Office or choose the pink seats online for the best view.

Lady Katharine Lunch Cruise

Wednesday, June 13
Enjoy summer on the beautiful Connecticut River! Add a leisurely cruise and sumptuous buffet aboard the Lady Katharine to your theatre ticket for just $45. Pair an 11am lunch cruise with the 2pm performance.

Student Rush

$15 tickets available for any evening performance, beginning at 10am on the day of the show. Must have valid student ID.

$25 Saturday Evening Lottery

Visit to enter our $25 Saturday Evening Lottery Tickets for The Will Rogers Follies. Plus, check the webiste or mobile app regularly for some great last-minute deals!

Goodspeed Dinners

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

For more details on any of these offers or to purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668. All offers valid on select seats for new purchases only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.

Be In The Know!

Check out these resources to learn more about The Will Rogers Follies

Meet the Cast and Creative Team
Director's Vision 
Audience Guide 
(CLICK HERE to download a printable version)
Student Guide 

Teacher's Instructional Guide 
Read the Program 
(coming soon)

Who Was Will Rogers?

PhotosView the Photo & Video Gallery 

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