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2023 Terris Theatre Season

2023 Terris Theatre Season

The Terris Theatre has been dark for the past three years, but we're opening the doors of our beloved little Chester stage once again this year!

For almost 40 years, The Terris Theatre has been Goodspeed’s home for developing fresh, innovative and original new musicals. Many new and reimagined musicals have been developed in Chester, Conn., before moving on to Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and other Regional Theatres. Because this is a developmental theatre, the show can change on a day-to-day basis. New scenes are added, songs are moved, costumes are changed, dialogue is tweaked—all based on audience response and feedback.

This season, audiences will enjoy two brand new musicals at the Terris.

Season tickets are just $90 per person!

You can order your Terris Theatre Season Tickets online or by calling 860.873.8668.

To order single tickets, click the "BUY TICKETS" buttons below

July 26 - August 27

By Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre and Tricia Paoluccio
Featuring Songs Written or Recorded by Dolly Parton (And Others)
Directed and Choreographed by Gabriel Barre

This rollicking and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose imaginary version of Dolly Parton gets him through a trying time. With her wit, humor and trademark charm, she teaches him a whole lot about life, love and how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps… even if your bootstraps don’t have rhinestones! Packed with hits like “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “Islands in the Stream” and more, this is one musical that is sure to make you smile!

Age Rating: PG


Oct 13 - Nov 5

Written and Directed By Marshall Pailet
Director of Artistic Sign Language Alexandria Wailes
Music Direction by Madeline Benson
Choreographed by Misha Shields

Private Jones is inspired by the true story of a deaf soldier in World War I who displays remarkable skill as a sniper while hiding his profound hearing loss. Driven by an ensemble of deaf, hearing and hard-of-hearing actors and a dynamic Celtic score, witness how one man’s journey through war becomes all the more treacherous because he?and we?can’t hear what’s coming next.

Age Rating: 15+ (strong language, depictions of war)


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How to order season Tickets

See the instructions below to order online:
  1. Click the "ORDER ONLINE" button below, then click the blue "BUY" button to the right.
  2. Enter the quantity of packages you'd like to order (each package includes one ticket for each of the two shows).
  3. Chosse the dates you would like to attend by clicking the dropdown arrow next to each show title. You can preview the seat map for each performance in this step, but won't be able to choose your seats until the next step. After you've selected your dates for both shows, click “Select Seats.”
  4. Now you can choose your specific seats for each of the selected performances (one show at a time). Hit "Confirm Seats" to select your seats for the next performance.
  5. Before you check out, make sure the dates and seats are correct by clicking "see details." Then enter your information to complete the purchase.
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