THE BARN PLAYERS 2014 SEASON
Our 59th continuous season of great plays and musicals!
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON February 28 – March 16
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman RATED R
Book by Alex Timbers
This musical tells the story of America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States--who cares if he didn't have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, the show recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as Commander-in-Chief.
FOLLIES April 18 – May 4
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim RATED PG
Book by James Goldman
The year is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby." Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, this show uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY May 30 – June 15
By Tracy Letts RATED R
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
NOISES OFF July 18 – August 3
By Michael Frayn RATED PG-13
Called the funniest farce ever written, this play presents a manic menagerie of characters as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop play called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
HAIR September 19 – October 5
Music by Galt MacDermot RATED R
Lyrics & Book by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
This classic rock musical tells the story of Vietnam-era youths awkwardly but exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the confusion around them. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience Hair illustrates the '60s generation's search for meaning through various "be-ins," "love-ins" and protests. Phenomenal musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Hair, I Got Life, Let The Sunshine In and Easy To Be Hard.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES November 7 - 23
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman RATED PG
Book by Harvey Fierstein
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a transvestite nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the "star" performer 'Zaza'. When Anne's parents want to come and meet Jean-Michel's mother and father, chaos ensues.
BARN JUNIOR PRODUCTIONS…
SHREK: THE MUSICAL A Barn Jr. Production January 17 - 26
Music by Jeanine Tesori RATED PG
Book & Lyrics by David Linsday-Abaire
Based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.
DISNEY'S CINDERELLA, KIDS A Barn Kids Production Session 1: June 17 - 19
Music and Lyrics By Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston Session 2: July 22 - 24
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler RATED G
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love!
BARN BENEFIT CONCERT 2014 August 15 - 17
THE 7th ANNUAL 6 X 10:
Original Ten-Minute Play Festival December 12 – 14
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