The Circus in Winter, Cowritten by Hunter Foster, Joins Goodspeed Musicals’ 30th-Season Lineup

Theatre Mania | January 21, 2014

Hunter Foster

Goodspeed Musicals of East Haddam, Connecticut, has announced that a new musical, The Circus in Winter, will join its 30th-anniversary season with a production in fall 2014. Inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Cathy Day, the musical features a folk/rock score by Ben Clark and a book by Beth Turcotte and Tony nominee Hunter Foster, who is currently performing on Broadway in the musical adaptation ofThe Bridges of Madison County.

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Goodspeed Musicals Will Present Hunter Foster’s The Circus in Winter This Fall | January 20, 2014

Hunter Foster

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.

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

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Goodspeed to Premiere New Musical THE CIRCUS IN WINTER, Fall 2014 | January 18, 2014

goodspeed musicals Today at Goodspeed’s 9th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for the production of a new musical, The Circus in Winter. Featuring a Book by Hunter Foster and Beth Turcotte and Music and Lyrics by Ben Clark, The Circus in Winter is inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Cathy Day. The production will run this fall at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut, Goodspeed’s home for new musicals.

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“Amazing” Original lyrics


This is the return of the little book! A friend gave me a small moleskin notebook when I started this project, it ended up being the reference to scribbles and ideas in the first semester Circus was in development. This page in particular is the first draft of the “Amazing”, the show opener. It took me three completely different tunes to find this one. The first two I wrote were terrible. When this happened, I knew we were good.

I found this in the back of my Dad’s pickup truck while home for Christmas. Lost for two years. I was looking for a scarf, didn’t find it, but I’ll take this. I scanned all I could, and will continue to share :)

VIDEO: The Circus In Winter

WFYI Art of the Matter | December 24, 2013

WFYISince 1999, The Art of the Matter has connected public radio listeners to the central Indiana arts community, presenting lively stories and interviews about the creative work that abounds in our region. Learn about “The Circus in Winter” as it heads from student project to Broadway production.

Watch video – begin at 10:38