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Join Us to See “Winn-Dixie”

Join NBYT on Wednesday, August 7, for a trip to the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam to see the new musical, Because of Winn-Dixie. Before the show at 11:00 a.m., we’ll get a one-hour tour of the stage, we’ll then have a relaxing lunch by the river. (Bring your own lunch from home or order ahead and purchase a $12 bagged lunch from the Goodspeed with your ticket). We’ll then see the 2:00 p.m. matinee of the show!

Tickets are $35 and include the tour and show, and if you want to add a lunch the price is $47.


Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo
Book and Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Music by Duncan Sheik
Animal Direction by William Berloni
Choreographed by Chris Bailey
Directed by John Rando

Not since Annie has a stray dog inspired such joyful noise! In a Southern town filled with lost souls, a new leash on life is just around the corner when a preacher and his daughter take in a mutt named Winn Dixie. The beloved, award-winning novel about a quirky community learning to get along now sings for the first time in this uplifting new musical. Let Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls) take you on a heartwarming adventure for all ages!


The birthplace of the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah, and Annie, and the first regional theater to receive two Special Tony Awards for its outstanding achievements, Goodspeed Opera House produces America’s musical treasures to delight, inspire, and entertain you.

Set along the tranquil Connecticut River, two intimate theaters bring you closer to the excitement of live musicals. The beautiful surrounding countryside is brimming with restaurants, shops, and galleries for a get-away so perfect, you’ll want to make it a Goodspeed day!


Email Darren ( or Nicki ( to reserve your spot! Payment can be made by check, credit card, or paypal ( Tickets are limited, so act soon!


Group tickets

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