AT THE GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE
Because of Winn-Dixie
based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo
June 28 - Sept 5, 2019
See it before it hits Broadway! Because of Winn-Dixie, the new musical by Tony-winning Spring Awakening songwriter Duncan Sheik and Tony-nominated Legally Blonde lyricist Nell Benjamin, John Rando, director( Urinetown, A Christmas Story, On The Town) and Bill Berloni, Animal Director - is based on the (Newberry honor) children's book of the same title. This charming story is all about a dog who brings new life and hope into a family as Opal Buloni and her preacher father settle in a new Southern town full of quirky characters.
Recommended for ages nine and up.
"Guided by animal director William Berloni, Bowdie pretty much carries the show with natural charisma and a big lug of a face that’s impossible not to love." –Frank Rizzo, VARIETY
"Speaking of Bowdie, as the title character, this dog is fantastic. He never misses a cue and performs some great tricks (including one rainstorm scene that elicited applause). He is believable, and unbelievably cute making for a great experience all around."
–Joseph Harrison, BROADWAY WORLD
"[Bill Berloni's] work with “Bowdie” here is nothing short of miraculous (the dog reportedly has over 200 cues)."
–Tom Holehan, CONNECTICUT CRITIC CIRCLE