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Darling Grenadine

Meet fun-loving jingle composer Harry. In modern Manhattan, his charmed life with girlfriend Louise, brother Paul and beloved Labrador Retriever (also Paul!) sparkles with the fizz of romantic comedies and the whimsy of MGM musicals. But will it all go flat when reality interrupts Harry’s tenderly orchestrated fantasia? A rich contemporary score explores the friction between romance and reality, bitter and sweet, high and low. Raise a glass to a musical serving something magical, moving and boldly new.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik
Scenic Design by Edward T. Morris | Costume Design by Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design by Ben Stanton | Sound Design by Jay Hilton
Music Direction by David Gardos
Choreography by Chase Brock | Directed by Kristin Hanggi

Development of Darling Grenadine was supported by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center during a residency at the National Music Theater Conference of 2016. Preston Whiteway, Executive Director; Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director

The Terris Theatre
33 North Main Street
Chester, Conn. 06412
Seating Chart

Aug 18 - Sept 17, 2017

2 hours 35 minutes (including intermission)

for some strong language
and adult themes



1. Renewable Series: Want great seats? Lock them in! Become a Member and purchase a Renewable Series - you're guaranteed the same great seats for all your shows on a specified date, year after year. It doesn't get any better than that!

2. Flexible Date Series: Need a little wiggle room when picking your dates? With the Flexible Date Series, you still get great seats, but they may not be in the same location for all your shows.

3. Super Saver Series - Only $108!: Never bought Season Tickets before? The Super Saver Series is the best way to take us for a test drive. Super Saver tickets are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.


NEW! Thursday Dinner Theatre Package

Enjoy a night filled with homemade pasta and first-class theatre! Package includes a four-course dinner at Rustica Ristorante in Chester and a ticket to the 7:30pm show. Only $79! View Menu

Wine Tasting

Sunday, Aug 20, 5pm
Enjoy a sampling of fine wines hosted by Shore Discount Liquors of Deep River, hors d'oeuvres from La Vita of Goodspeed Landing in East Haddam, and a pre-show chat with a member of the creative team - $10 with your ticket to the 6:30pm show.

Girls' Night Out

Friday, Aug 25, 8pm
Gather the girls to enjoy a night out at the theatre! Package includes a ticket to the show and a specialty cocktail in a souvenir cup for just $51 per person.


Aug 19, 24 & 31
FREE! Participate in the process of creating a new musical. Join us for a free post-show discussion with the creative team after the specified Saturday matinees and Thursday evening performances.

Meet the Cast

Sept 7 & 14
FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the specified Thursday evening performances.

Lady Katharine Lunch Cruise

Wednesday, Aug 30
Enjoy summer on the beautiful Connecticut River! Add a leisurely cruise and sumptuous buffet aboard the Lady Katharine to your theatre ticket for just $43. Pair an 11am lunch cruise with the 2pm performance. The ship departs from and returns to the dock at The Goodspeed in East Haddam.

40 Below Tickets

Aug 18 - Sept 3
Patrons ages of 21-40 can enjoy $25 tickets for any evening performance during the first 3 weeks of the production. Available in advance by visiting or calling The Goodspeed Box Office. Must present ID at pick-up. Not available for Season Tickets. This program is generously funded by The Burry Fredrik Foundation.

Open Caption Performance

Friday, Sept. 8, 8pm
Open-captioning is a service that displays the text of a show simultaneously with the performance without the use of any special equipment by the patron. The words are displayed on a 4-foot by 1-foot LCD screen located near the edge of the stage and are thus “open” to anyone within view. We recommend you book your tickets with a Box Office representative to ensure that you are seated in an area with the best view of the display. Please call 860.873.8668.

Learn more about Open Captioning.
View a list of other Open Caption performances.

Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund

Student & Teacher Tickets

$15 tickets for any evening performance are available in advance by calling the Box Office. Must have valid student or teacher ID. One ticket per ID.

Dinner Discounts

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

For more details on any of these offers or to purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668. All offers valid on select seats for new purchases only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.

Be In The Know!

Check out these resources to learn more about Darling Grenadine:

Audience Insights (Click here to download printable version)
Writer's Notes
Meet the Cast and Creative Team 

Read the Program

Listen CLICK HERE to listen to a medley of demo songs from the show

PhotosView the Photo & Video Gallery  

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