Goodspeed Presents Musical Adaptation of Christmas Classic Christmas in Connecticut

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“We got the rights to the film two years ago and immediately felt like it was going to be a musical,” Pacheco said. “It was very appealing to do a show based on a film set during World War II, at a time when the country was uniquely united as opposed to our time of division.”

American actress Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) dabs Dennis Morgan's face with a washcloth in a still from the 1945 film 'Christmas in Connecticut' directed by Peter Godfrey.  (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy Getty Images)

American actress Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) dabs Dennis Morgan’s face with a washcloth in a still from the 1945 film ‘Christmas in Connecticut’ directed by Peter Godfrey. (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy Getty Images)

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Jackson added that screwball comedy has always been one of both writers’ favorite genres, and the idea of ​​marrying romance and screwball comedy, exploring nostalgia around the holidays and giving it a very strong contemporary resonance, came to fruition proven irresistible.

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