THE CIRCUS IN WINTER
Music & Lyrics by BEN CLARK
Book by HUNTER FOSTER & BETH TURCOTTE
Inspired by the novel by CATHY DAY
Meeting an elephant can change a man’s life. The Circus in Winter is a folk/rock musical inspired by the novel by Cathy Day, where 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.
|Goodspeed Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre under the direction of Michael Price, produced the professional premiere of The Circus in Winter October 23-November 16, 2014 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut, Goodspeed’s home for new musicals. The piece was produced in special arrangement with Center Ring Theatrical. Visit Goodspeed’s website for production photos and videos.|
|The Circus in Winter was honored as one of eight new musicals for the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals. In the 2012 Festival, Circus premiered in New York starring two-time Tony® Award Winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, ABC’s “Bunheads”), Broadway star Steel Burkhardt (Hair) and Broadway sensation Kate Rockwell (Bring It On, Hair, Rock of Ages).|
|In 2012, Circus debuted at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as the recipient of 11 Kennedy Center National American College Theatre Festival Awards, including:
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A NEW WORK
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A NEW WORK
OUTSTANDING SCENIC DESIGN
|Inspired by the novel by Cathy Day: The connected tales of The Circus in Winter display the rise and fall of an American circus. Cathy Day follows the performers and their progeny into history, vividly bringing the everyday lives of circus people to the page.“Redolent of sawdust and tinsel and rich in the particulars of circus history, this lovely book reminds us that the conflict between the desire for freedom and the need for security, between wanting to invent a new identity and knowing who you are, takes place in every human heart.”– The Los Angeles TimesPurchase the book on Amazon.com|
The Circus in Winter is currently in full commercial development by Center Ring Theatrical, LLC.
For production or investment inquiries, please contact Sean Cercone