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Wed, Feb 21st -
Thinking about seeing a show at Barter Theatre? We have created a virtual tour of Gilliam Stage to help share the experience with you. See virtual tour videos in the link below.
Wed, Feb 21st -
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Thu, Sep 27th -
“The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time”
Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures
“Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You Are My Lucky Star,” “You Were Meant for Me,” “All I do is Dream of You,” and, of course the title song, “Singin’ in the Rain,” are but a few of the wonderful songs from one of the most celebrated and beloved musical films ever made. Live and onstage, these unforgettable scenes, songs and dances will make you laugh, make you sing, wow you with the spectacle of it all, and leave you with a night to remember for the rest of your life.
Thu, Sep 6th -
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave you breathless. With a soaring score, this powerful musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if...?”
Fri, Sep 14th -
Adapted by Catherine Bush
From the original book by Charles Dickens
In a humorous and moving adaptation of Dickens’ tale, Barter’s Playwright-in-Residence Catherine Bush amazes audiences as the story comes bursting to life in a stylized and fast-paced world that is sure to leave you gasping for breath and on your feet with excitement. Pip, a poor orphan child in 19th century England, is mysteriously plucked from obscurity by the wealthy and decaying Miss Havisham, changing his life forever. A secretive benefactor, unrequited love, and a series of great expectations plague Pip as he attempts to discover whether people can change who they truly are.
Fri, Aug 17th -
The Fats Waller Musical Show
Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller
Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz
The joint is jumpin’ with the new Swing beat to the music of the inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs of “Fats” Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The intoxicating music of Fats Waller will delight and energize audiences as well as provide great insight into a vibrant time in American history and music.
Tue, Jun 19th -
Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Catherine Bush
One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealously threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarves who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.
Tue, Jul 17th -
Adapted from C.S. Lewis by Joseph Robinette
Rights granted by Dramatic Publishing
Join the Barter Players in a magical world where anything can happen. When the four Pevensie children slip through the old wardrobe and into the wondrous land of Narnia, they face a dangerous White Witch and her evil spells. It will take all of the children’s bravery and the love of a Lion named Aslan to help save themselves and the land of Narnia.
Thu, Jun 7th -
A Barter Audience Favorite
By Ross Carter
It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. A struggling opera singer has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But she finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men —agents clash, people panic, and the singers erupt at the worst of possible moments in one of the funniest musicals you will ever experience.
Tue, May 29th -
Book and Lyrics by Gwen Edwards
Music by Ben Mackel
The musical tale of three goat brothers – Billy, Goat, and Gruff – who go in search of food before the winter snow descends upon their mountain. On their travels they encounter many dangers, escape a nasty troll, and discover that if they follow their hearts, anything is possible. Don’t miss this incredible adventure!