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Terris Theatre in Chester Announces 2024 Season

Submitted by Goodspeed Musicals

(January 25, 2024) — Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals announces its return to a full season of three new musicals at the Terris Theatre in Chester. Opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals, Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre will celebrate 40 years and welcome audiences with a new musical with a golden age score, a diabolical musical comedy abounding with madness and hilarity, and a third exciting musical to be announced soon.

The season will open with the intriguing new musical A Complicated Woman, which will run May 10, 2024-June 2, 2024.  John Kenley was a theatre impresario who brought Hollywood stars like Gene Kelly and Ann Miller to Ohio’s summer stock stages. But when summer ended, he wintered in Florida where John disappeared… and Jean came to life. A Complicated Woman is a new musical that features a Golden Age score and a gender-diverse cast.  Join us for the intriguing story of a theatre legend who had to navigate the joy, pain and pitfalls of leading a double life.

A Complicated Woman features a book by Ianne Fields Stewart, music by Jonathan Brielle (Broadway: Foxfire, Off-Broadway: Himself and Nora), and lyrics by Sam Salmond and Jonathan Brielle. It will be directed by Tony Award-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway: NewsiesBonnie & ClydeJekyll & Hyde, Grey Gardens, Deaf West’s Big River, Grease).

The summer production will be the zany and madcap new musical Ask for the Moon! running July 19, 2024 – August 11, 2024.  Set sail on the Jewel of the Sea ocean liner with a scheming widow, a vengeful lawyer, and a volatile nurse. Enjoy the vocal stylings of Misha and Grisha, the squabbling Carpathian twins. Get the latest fashion tips from Persimmon De Vol, stylist par excellence. But venture into the Poseidon Suite at your own peril… Madness and hilarity abound in a diabolical new musical comedy that is sure to make waves. Bon voyage! Ask for the Moon! features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, who will also direct the production (Goodspeed: City of AngelsCarnival!A Little Night Music; The Terris: Amour; Broadway: Anastasia, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) and music by Oran Eldor.

The season will conclude with an exciting new musical that will run September 27, 2024-October 27, 2024. The title and creative team will be announced at a later date.

For more information, contact the Goodspeed Box Office at 860-873-8668.

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