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A New Musical

A Connecticut Christmas Carol

A New Musical
Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Book by L J Fecho | Music and Lyrics by Michael O'Flaherty
Orchestrations by Dan DeLange | Music Direction by Dan Pardo
Choreographed by Lisa Shriver | Directed by Hunter Foster

11/20: 7:30pm; 11/24: 2 & 8pm; 11/25: 3 & 8pm; 11/26: 2 & 6:30pm

The Terris Theatre
33 North Main Street
Chester, Conn. 06412
Seating Chart

Nov 17 - Dec 24, 2017

There will be no intermission


Family Weekend

Nov 17 - 19, all performances
Bring your whole family! Kids tickets just $25 (ages 5 - 18). Limit 8 kid tickets per family.

Wine Tasting

Sunday, Nov 19, 5pm
Enjoy a sampling of fine wines hosted by Shore Discount Liquors of Deep River, hors d'oeuvres from La Vita at Goodspeed Landing of East Haddam, and a pre-show chat with a member of the creative team - $10 with your ticket to the 6:30pm show.

Girls' Night Out

Friday, Nov 24, 8pm
Gather the girls to enjoy a night out at the theatre! Package includes a ticket to the show and a specialty cocktail in a souvenir cup for just $51 per person.


Nov 18, 30 & Dec 7
FREE! Participate in the process of creating a new musical. Join us for a free post-show discussion with the creative team after the specified Saturday matinees and Thursday evening performances.

Meet the Cast

Thursday, Dec 14
FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the specified Thursday evening performance.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: 2-for-1 Tickets

Monday, Nov 20, 7:30pm
Buy one ticket, get one free for select seats for the 7:30pm performances with a generous non-perishable food donation to benefit the East Haddam Food Bank. Additionally, Goodspeed will be collecting donations at all performances during Thanksgiving week, Nov 20-26.

Book Signing

Wednesday, Dec 3, 6pm

Author Caryn Davis will be in the lobby signing copies of her new book, A Connecticut Christmas. Cross an item off your shopping list!

Sensory-Friendly Performance *SOLD OUT*

Sunday, Dec 10, 2pm

This family-friendly performance is designed and intended for those who are on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory issues. At this performance, the theatre environment will be altered, providing a safe, friendly, comfortable and judgment-free zone that is welcoming for all. This performance is recommended for those families and caregivers who are familiar with and accepting of behaviors exhibited by some individuals with autism—and would like to bring a loved one to the theatre. LEARN MORE

Please email if you'd like to be placed on the waiting list.

Open Caption Performance

Friday, Dec. 8, 8pm
Open-captioning is a service that displays the text of a show simultaneously with the performance without the use of any special equipment by the patron. The words are displayed on a 4-foot by 1-foot LCD screen located near the edge of the stage and are thus “open” to anyone within view. We recommend you book your tickets with a Box Office representative to ensure that you are seated in an area with the best view of the display. Please call 860.873.8668.

Learn more about Open Captioning.
View a list of other Open Caption performances.

Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund

40 Below Tickets

Nov 17 - Dec 3
Patrons ages of 21 - 40 can enjoy $25 tickets for any evening performance during the first 3 weeks of the production. Available in advance by visiting or calling The Goodspeed Box Office. Must present ID at pick-up. Not available for Season Tickets. This program is generously funded by The Burry Fredrik Foundation.

Student Rush

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

Dinner Discounts

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants. Not offered on Christmas Eve.

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 A Connecticut Christmas Carol

Meet the Cast and Creative Team (Coming soon)
Writer's Notes
Audience Guide (coming soon)
Student Guide (coming soon)
Teacher's Instructional Guide (coming soon)
Read the Program (coming soon)

PhotosView Photo & Video Gallery (Coming soon)

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