Goodspeed Musicals Will Present Hunter Foster's The Circus in Winter This Fall

Goodspeed, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre, has announced that it will produce The Circus in Winter this fall at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, Goodspeed’s home for new musicals.

Hunter Foster
Hunter Foster

Inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Cathy Day, The Circus in Winter features a book by Hunter Foster and Beth Turcotte and music and lyrics by Ben Clark.

"Meeting an elephant can change a man’s life," according to press notes. "Legend and lore collide under the big top filled with disheveled hustlers, death-defying acrobats and a dreamer named Wallace Porter searching for redemption and grace."

Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.

The Circus in Winter was originally developed at Ball State University by students participating in the spring 2010 Virginia C. Ball seminar led by Beth Turcotte.

The Norma Terris Theatre is located at 33 North Main Street in Chester. For more information call the Goodspeed Box Office at (860) 873-8668 or visit