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In Conversation with Goodspeed Musicals: "The Circus in Winter", a new musical inspired by the novel by Cathy Day

Join us as we welcome novelist Cathy Day and Composer/Lyricist Ben Clark to discuss this brand new musical beginning this fall at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. Ben will preview a few songs from the show and the pair will share stories about the novel that inspired this new musical and the process of adapting Ms. Day’s stories into songs for the stage production. You will be amazed at this new musical’s journey - one as extraordinary as its character’s lives. Enjoy an evening of wine & cheese, original music and even a chance to win 2 free tickets to the show!

Step right up for a brand new musical where legend and lore collide under the big top.  Love, lust, betrayal and tragedy unfold in a series of interwoven stories that reveal the private lives of a death-defying acrobat, sideshow African queen, lonely circus owner, disheveled clowns and more. With a rootsy, folk/rock score, this is one musical that you must not miss!

The Circus in Winter will run October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn.

For 30 years, The Norma Terris Theatre has been Goodspeed’s home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals that have then moved on to New York and other theatres. Because it is a developmental theatre, audience reaction and feedback can cause the show to change on a day-to-day basis. New scenes are added, songs are moved, costumes are changed, dialogue is tweaked.

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm EDT
Event address: 
768 Boston Post Rd.
06443 Madison
The Circus In Winter By Cathy Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156032025
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 6th, 2005