November 14, 2017

Goodspeed’s New Musical A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Terris Theatre beginning November 17

A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut’s own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O’Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol will run November 17 – December 24, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn.

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. A Connecticut Christmas Carol is supported in part by The Burry Fredrik Foundation.

Scrooge/William Gillette will be played by Lenny Wolpe, who performed in Broadway’s Bullets over Broadway, Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Sound of Music. Wolpe returns to Goodspeed, where he previously appeared in Show Boat and The Baker’s Wife. In addition, Wolpe has appeared in National Tours of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and South Pacific. Off-Broadway, Wolpe has appeared in Mayor (Mayor Koch), Brownstone and Company.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol will run November 17 – December 24, 2017. Curtain times are Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Thursdays at 7:30 pm (select dates at 2:00 pm), Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm (select dates at 6:30 pm).

Tickets are available through the Box Office (860.873.8668), open seven days a week, or online at For show highlights, exclusive photos, special events and more, visit us at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @goodspeedmusicl, Instagram and YouTube.

Special Events & Offers:

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

Talkbacks: Participate in the process of developing a musical. Join us for a post-show discussion with the creative team after the 3pm performance on Saturday, November 18 and the 7:30pm performances on Thursdays, November 30 and December 7. FREE.

Meet the Cast: A lively discussion with the cast after the performance on December 14. FREE.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Monday, November 20, at 7:30pm. Buy one ticket, get one free with a generous non-perishable food donation to benefit the East Haddam Food Bank

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.

40 Below Tickets: Patrons ages 21-40 can enjoy $25 tickets for any evening performance between November 17 and December 3. Must present ID at pick-up. Not available for Season Tickets. 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 present student ID at pick-up.

Wine Tasting: Sunday, November 19, 5pm. Hosted by Shore Discount Liquors of Deep River. $10 with a ticket to the show.

Girls’ Night Out Ticket & Drink Special: Friday, November 24, 8pm. $51 per person.

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