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“Perfect gem on a theatre in perfect gem of a town”

Norma Terris Theatre
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Chester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Goodspeed Musicals, first regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement, opened The Terris Theatre in 1984 for the development of new musicals. Goodspeed Musicals is dedicated to the preservation, development, and advancement of musical theatre. Goodspeed produces three musicals each season at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn., and additional productions at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Depending on what's playing, the Norma Terris is one of eastern Connecticut's hidden gems. It is set in the charming village of Chester, just north of Old Saybrook off Rte 9. The village is a dream of small shops, fun (and even fancy) restaurants, antique boutiques, and galleries. The theatre is a few minutes walk away, with plenty of free parking.

Virtually all of the shows here are new musicals, often those in development with New York as their destination. A converted mill building, it has comfortable seating, excellent sight lines, and a spacious lobby. Some of the shows which have played here have gone on to great success on Broadway, Off Broadway, or in regional theatres. An ticket prices are WAY below New York - another bonus!

A great day's destination in the Connecticut River Valley.

Thank bulldogNYC
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

wonderful productions three times a year, usually a new work or new revival, always a musical. The talent is uniformly wonderful and last week we saw the Great American Mousical, directed by Julie Andrews and based upon her children's book. - Absolutely delightful.

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