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Norma Terris Theatre

33 N Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1201
+1 860-873-8668
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Great theater!

Great intimate space in an old remodeled factory. Fantastic atmosphere with a powerhouse of talent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jordan B
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Second stage for Goodspeed with new works

You may or may not the plot or the music but the ticket prices are low. Very intimate theater... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BillL64
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Glastonbury, CT
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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33 N Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great intimate space in an old remodeled factory. Fantastic atmosphere with a powerhouse of talent putting out Broadway-caliber theatre.

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Norma Terris Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Goodspeed's home for developing new musicals! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit and the work we produce at The Terris. We look forward to welcoming you back again this season!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You may or may not the plot or the music but the ticket prices are low. Very intimate theater with no bad seats. Most plays are being worked on and may change from one performance to the next. Don’t expect big production numbers; it’s a...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Norma Terris Theatre is an intimate setting for live performances. The plays I have seen here are always original, well written and welll performed. The well known "A Christmas Carol" comes alive in a new way when it is transported to 1925 CT. The...More

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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Norma Terris Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for taking thew time to share your thoughts about A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL here. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed our new musical and you visit to The Terris Theater. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

My girlfriend and I loved this show! The cast members are talented singers and actors. Mark Twain was hilarious, definitely worth the ticket price just to see him do his thing. We got the 40 below price at $25. I would suggest looking into this...More

Thank Ryan D
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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Norma Terris Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased to learn you enjoyed our newest musical and that you were able to snag the 40Below deal. We will have that same program thanks to underwriting from the foundation...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This theatre is run by the Goodspeed Opera. We saw a Christmas Carol by Dickens there(with a CT twist). Utterly amazing. Broadway performance in a little CT town. I will make it a point to watch whatever I can here when I am in this...More

Thank ziggyrock
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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Norma Terris Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our newest musical. Goodspeed Musicals has made a reputation of developing new works at our Terris Theatre with the same caliber of artistry as those award-winning musicals born or revived at The Goodspeed. We are pleased to learn...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was our first time at this theatre and it was quite an enjoyable experience. The play, Darling Grenedine, was quite good and the cozy feeling of the theatre added to it's enjoyment. The cast was good and they had lovely voices. It's located in...More

Thank Lauren J
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GoodspeedMusicals, Public Relations Manager at Norma Terris Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit to Goodspeed Musicals venue for new works - The Terris Theatre - as well as our production of DARLING GRENADINE. We hope you'll visit...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This was the first time we came to this theatre. The lobby was nice, but it was a small theatre. We had good seats, 3rd row. The play was very good. The actors and actresses performed and sang very well.

Thank bilasi
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

A great play about a young man in New York looking to make the big time writing songs and commercials but gets carried away with his drinking. Losing his friends and also his faithful dog. The story has a little bit of everything. Both good...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

That's the thing about edgy theater. This is one of the few places in the provinces that tries new, untested works. So you may love it, and you may say, "This was an expensive nap." In terms of quality of production, though, the Norma Terris...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Not a bad seat in the house . We have been going here for years and this show was the first one we didn't particularly like. The rest of the audience seem to like the show which by the way was well acted

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Response from Tristan B | Reviewed this property |
"Deathless" just ended its run. "Darling Grenadine" runs from August 18 - Sept. 17 and "A Connecticut Christmas Carol" runs November 17 - December 24. The Goodspeed still has "Oklahoma!" and "Rags" to present this... More
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