Barn News

Can’t Wait until Summer? Join us for a Barn event this Spring!

Curtains Up: a preview of the Barn’s 82nd Summer Season
Tuesday April 22
7 pm doors open; 7:30 pm performance
NL Historical Society Meeting House
$4 NLHS members; $6 non-mem.
Join Artistic Director Carol Dunne and Board President Tom DeMille for a sneak peek at our upcoming season. Get the scoop on what’s in store with songs, scenes, backstage tidbits and insider stories.

Thursday’s Child at the Coach House Restaurant: New London Barn Night
Thursday, May 15
5:30-9:00 pm
New London Inn
Reservations highly recommended

Enjoy a delicious meal, catch up with friends, and support the Barn all at the same time! Our friends at the Inn will donate 50% of all net proceeds from their May 15 dinner service to the Barn. Call 603-526-2791 or visit the Inn’s website for reservations.


The Barn produces New Hampshire’s Best Musical – for the 4th year in a row!

For the fourth consecutive year, a New London Barn production has been named “Best Musical” by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards.

The 2013 winner was our hit production of Singin’ In The Rain. The show joined a string of past winners: 2012′s Ragtime, 2011′s Drowsy Chaperone, and 2010′s Pirates of Penzance. We also racked up five additional awards and a total of 31 nominations in 13 different categories!

So did you miss the sold-out Singin’ In The Rain? Don’t make the same mistake twice: click here to get your tickets now for our 2014 season!


 

Northern Stage’s White Christmas brings together years of Barn alumni!

Directed by Carol Dunne & Choreographed by Keith Coughlin (whose work has been seen at the Barn in Singin’ in the RainRagtime, and The Drowsy Chaperone, among others)

White Christmas features…

Jamal Shuriah (2010, Seaweed in Hairspray)

Alex Syiek (2011, Aldolfo in The Drowsy Chaperone)

Edward Tolve (2011, Amos in Chicago)

Rachel Brawley (2011, Roxy in Chicago)

Chloe Tiso (2011, Janet Van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone)

Jacob Tischler (2012, Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde)

Check out more about the show and get your tickets today by visiting www.northernstage.org


Winter Classes are back!

Based on last year’s popularity, we are excited to be offering five winter acting classes!

Classes will be held at the New London Outing Club Indoor Center (at the former middle school, location of our summer camps) for six weeks after school, with sessions on either Wednesday OR Friday, and run from January 8 through February 14. CLICK HERE to learn more!


Announcing the 2014 Summer Season

Straw Hat Revue, June 5-8
A Barn tradition! Meet our 2014 Acting Intern Company in an original musical revue

A Little Night Music, June 11-22
Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim’s wildly romantic chronicle, starring our own Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne

Damn Yankees, June 25-July 13
The devilishly funny home-run hit about one fan’s ultimate devotion to America’s favorite pastime

Monty Python’s Spamalot, July 16-27
A gloriously irreverent romp, lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Over the Pub, July 30-August 3
A heartwarming and hilarious look at one family’s struggle to maintain normalcy amid the daily dramas of life in 1960′s Ireland

Kiss Me Kate, August 6-17
Cole Porter’s most successful musical and a true American masterpiece

Dial M for Murder, August 20-31
A spine-chilling evening of unbearable suspense and Hitchcockian thrills

Remember, season subscriptions are available for purchase NOW by calling the box office at 603-526-6710. Single tickets will go on sale Monday, January 6.


New London Barn Playhouse Welcomes Milena Zuccotti

The New London Barn recently announced the hiring of Upper Valley-based arts administrator Milena Zuccotti as their new Managing Director. She will be working closely with the Barn’s Artistic Director Carol Dunne.

Zuccotti comes to the Barn with over 12 years of non-profit and arts management experience, including time at Boston’s Wang Center for the Performing Arts and Vermont’s Dorset Theatre Festival. She also spent more than 5 years in various management roles at the professional regional theater Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, which is where she first met Carol Dunne. “It’s an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to work with Carol,” Zuccotti said. “The New London Barn has always been a force to be reckoned with in the New England theater scene, but under her leadership it has emerged better known and better respected than ever before. It’s a great theater for a great community.”

Dunne herself, who has served as the Barn’s Artistic Director since 2008 and recently signed a new contract with the theater, has also just accepted the position of Artistic Director at Northern Stage. The Northern Stage October-May season dovetails well with the Barn’s summer programming, and Dunne envisions a more collaborative and symbiotic future for the two theaters. “As Artistic Director of both companies, I have a unique opportunity to work with the staff of each institution to share resources, compliment each other’s unique artistic product, and develop a stronger relationship with far reaching benefits to donors and audience members alike,” she said.

Both women will be gradually easing into their new roles over the course of the next six months; Zuccotti and her husband are expecting their second daughter in May, while Dunne will officially take up artistic leadership of Northern Stage this September.


NLBP wins 9 NH Theatre Awards for RAGTIME!

We are so proud of our productions of  RAGTIME and HAIR. Nominated for a dozen awards between the two, RAGTIME brought home 9 awards, including Best Musical, marking the third year in a row the New London Barn Playhouse has won for Best Musical at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards! Congratulations to everyone involved in making our productions top notch!

RAGTIME WINNERS
Best Musical
Best Director(Rich Roland)
Best Music Director(Joel Mercier)
Best Choreographer(Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin)
Best Costume Design(Allison Crutchfield)
Best Actor(Bradley Gibson)
Best Actress(Sara Schoch)
Best Supporting Actor(Raymond Sage)
Best Scenic Design(Jordan Janota)

TOP 3 FINALISTS
Best Leading Actor in a Musical:  Phil Tayler – Berger in HAIR
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Andrew Garret Karl – Claude in HAIR
Best Choreographer:  Gregory Daniels – HAIR

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Tom DeMille (President of the Board) accepting our award for Best Musical Production


NLBP wins 6 NH Theatre Awards for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE AND A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM!

We are so proud of our productions of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.  Not only did we win 6 awards, but we earned an additional 9 Top 3 Finalists!  Congratulations to everyone involved in making these productions top notch!

WINNERS

Best Musical:  The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Director of a Musical:  B.T. McNicholl – The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Music Director:  Joel Mercier – The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Choreographer:  Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin – The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Leading Actor in a Musical:  Tom Ford – Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Leading Actress in a Musical:  Anne Torsiglieri – The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone

TOP 3 FINALISTS
Best Musical:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Director of a Musical:  Carol Dunne – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Music Director:  Joel Mercier – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Leading Actor in a Musical:  Tom Ford – Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical:  Jason Moody – Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Chloe Tiso – Janet Vandergraf in The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:  Clare Eisentrout – Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Best Costume Design:  Valerie Bart – The Drowsy Chaperone

 
From Left to Right:
Tom Ford (Best Leading Actor in a Musical)
Keith Coughlin (Best Choreographer)
Sarah Case (Best Choreographer)
Carol Dunne (Artistic Director; Top Finalist for Best Director)
Joel Mercier (Resident MD; Best Music Director)
Tom DeMille (President of the Board)


NLBP Receives 18 Nominations at the NH Theatre Awards!

After last year’s nine awards for THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, NLBP has been honored with 18 Top 5 Nominations for our 2011 productions of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at this year’s NH Theatre Awards.  We will find out the final results on Friday, February 3rd, but either we are proud of our Barnies!

BEST PRODUCTION (MUSICAL)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST DIRECTOR (MUSICAL)
Carol Dunne – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
B.T. McNicholl – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
Joel Mercier – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Joel Mercier – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Ralph Perkins – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Tom Ford – Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Tom Ford – Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Anne Torsiglieri – The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Jason Moody – Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone
Alex Syiek – Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Chloe Tiso – Janet Vandergraf in The Drowsy Chaperone
Clare Eisentrout – Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allison Crutchfield – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Valerie Bart – The Drowsy Chaperone
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Nathan Rux – The Drowsy Chaperone