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A Sign of the Times


1965. The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the day. "I Know a Place," "The Shoop Shoop Song" and "If I Can Dream" are among the fabulous favorites on an eye-opening ride from innocence to experience. Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares—go "Downtown" and find out who you are!

Book by Bruce Vilanch | Story Created by Richard Robin  
Scenic Design by Paul Tate dePoo III | Costume Design by Jennifer Caprio
Lighting Design by Ken Billington | Projection Design by 59 Productions
Sound Design by Jay Hilton  | Music Supervision by Joseph Church
Music Direction by Rick Fox | Choreographed by JoAnn Hunter
Directed by Gabriel Barre

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

July 29 - Sept 4, 2016

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Audience Insights (printable) 
Director's Vision
Author's Notes
Meet the Cast and Creative Team


Playbill Photo Blog with cast member Crystal Lucas-Perry

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Watch this interview with A Sign of the Times writer Bruce Vilanch

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Audience Comments

Eldon Cody said:
On September 4, 2016

Outstanding performance !

Dennis G. Murphy said:
On September 1, 2016

One of the best I have seen. It should definitely go to Broadway!!! Loved every song and scene!! Congratulations to a Great Cast!!

Brendan K. said:
On August 29, 2016

Fantastic performance. What a great show with amazing talent by Ephie Aardema and the whole cast. Terrific songs tied in with a wonderful storyline. MAke sure you go see Sign of the Times.

Cathy A. Briggs said:
On August 26, 2016

Great, fun, memorable show! Best of luck as it moves forward!! :)

LJ said:
On August 24, 2016

I saw this on Aug. 21st with my 85 year old aunt and my 16 year old daughter. We all enjoyed every moment of it. Fantastic production!!

E. Arkin said:
On August 15, 2016

Funny..Funny..Funny! The entire cast is superb, the lead Cindy (played by Ephie Aardema) is a powerful liitle dynamo. Tonya (Crystal Perry) is another standout. Outside of a few noticeable staging blunders, this show is Broadway ready !!

E. Bethke said:
On August 13, 2016

This show is hot. The entire cast is superb, and Ephie Aardema is off-the-charts talented! I can't wait to see where this lands next -

Noname said:
On August 11, 2016

LOVED IT!! This show has legs!! I think it will be on Broadway. Of course, Norma Terris is a work in progress and our performance was almost 3 hours. They will need to cut that down. GO SEE THIS!

P Gilbert said:
On July 31, 2016

My first show at the Terris Theater. A small venue with a good view of the stage from anywhere. A Sign of The Times just opened on 7/29 so we were among the first to see it on 7/30. The show was pretty good. I would give it 3 1/2 out of 5. The music was well performed and kept your foot tapping. I knew a few of the songs but my 20 yr old son and daughter had never heard of any of them. They generally enjoyed the show. There were several good performers, I would say Tanya (Crystal) was the best. Cindy (Ephie) did a good job and well represented the role of a midwest girl moving to the big city. That said I think it would have worked better with a bigger voice in the lead role. She sang well but doesn't have a big stage presence you would expect in the lead spot. The breakup scene between Cindy and Matt towards the end needs some work. A little awkward (a few rather rude people behind me were laughing). A couple spots where the audio tech wasn't keeping up with transitions but I'm sure that will improve after a couple more shows. Not going to see this on Broadway soon but it was worth the price of admission at the Terris.