THE BARN PLAYERS 2016 SEASON
The Barn Players are seeking…
Our 61st Anniversary season
of plays and musicals.
Submit a letter of application to The Barn Players, along with your resume. Please indicate your choice of show in the application letter, include your vision for the production and your reasons for applying for that particular show. In addition, please include a second show that you would like us to consider during the interview process.
An interview will then be scheduled with the Artistic Director, the Assistant Artistic Director and one other members of The Barn board of directors
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 30th, 2015
INTERVIEWS: Will be scheduled from July 1st – July 31st, by appointment only.
Directors will be announced following the August 11th board meeting.
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
February 26 – March 13
Industry Night: March 7th
RATED PG - 13
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
April 15 – May 1
Industry Night: April 25th
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte
The haunting retelling of the Charlotte Bronte classic about an orphan girl who grows up to become the governess of Thornfield Hall. There she meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Edward Rochester, an Earl with a dark secret. Having overcome the obstacles brought on by an abusive childhood, the death of a childhood friend and the prejudice inherent in a relationship between two people socially worlds apart, Jane marries Rochester. Her wedding day is marred when she discovers his secret: he already has a wife, a half-crazed lunatic hidden in the attic.
May 27 – June 12
Industry Night: June 6th
Adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the Novel by Charles Webb and
The Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry
By Special Arrangement with CanalStudio
A hit in the West End and a popular show on Broadway starring Kathleen Turner, this adaptation brings the inspired movie hit of the Sixties vividly to life on stage. Benjamin Braddock, recent college graduate and prodigal son, returns home and promptly becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his father's business partner, one Mrs. Robinson, but soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
A Barn Players Benefit
June 24 - 26
RATED PG - 13
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Inspired by a concept by David Kernan
His story. His inspiration, His genius. The tapestry of creativity that characterizes Stephen Sondheim remained largely undiscussed, especially by the man himself, until the creation of Sondheim On Sondheim. Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the carefully selected two-dozen songs hang from a framework of in-depth video interviews delving into Sondheim's personal life and artistic process. Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim On Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at famed composer Stephen Sondheim's personal life and artistic process.
THE ELEPHANT MAN
July 29 – August 14
Industry Night: August 8th
RATED PG - 13
By Bernard Pomerance
Based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century, a horribly deformed young man, victim of rare skin and bone diseases, has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati only to be denied his ultimate dream, to become a man like any other.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
November 4 - 20
Industry Night: November 14th
Music by George Gershwin / Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
Set in the 1920s, the musical is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.
To submit an application or for more information, please contact
Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players
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