Goodspeed announced on March 13 that three shows are planned for the Terris in Chester, CT. The new Stephen Schwartz catalog show, Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, was previously revealed. A third will be announced later.
In addition to The Fabulous Lipitones (which will run May 9-June 2), a summer production is scheduled for July 25-Aug. 18, followed by Snapshots Oct. 24-Nov. 17.
Here's how Goodspeed bills The Fabulous Lipitones by Emmy-winning writer John Markus ("The Cosby Show," "The Larry Sanders Show") and award-winning playwright Mark St. Germain (Freud's Last Session, Camping With Henry and Tom), under the direction of Gordon Greenberg: "What happens when a barbershop quartet that has been belting out close harmonies for 20 years loses a key member to a heart-stopping high 'C'? The three surviving members must cease their bickering and race to find a replacement in time for Nationals. Excitement is high when they find someone, BUT he's nowhere near what they expected. You won't want to miss this hilarious and moving story of friendship, prejudice and the power of song!"
The show incorporates songs that are in the public domain.
Schwartz's Pippin is getting a Broadway revival starting this spring.
For tickets (on sale starting March 24) and information, (860) 873-8668 or visit goodspeed.org.