2016 Summer Season




2016 Season Subscriptions and Flex Passes available online: Click here for details.

59th Annual Straw Hat Revue
June 9-12

An original musical revue, introducing our 2016 Barnies. This beloved Barn tradition is FREE to the public but fills quickly, so mark your calendars today! Tickets will be available to the public beginning May 28 at 11:00 AM, when the Barn’s physical Box Office facility opens for the season.Performance dates are:

June 9th @ 7:30 PM
June 10th @ 7:30 PM
June 11th @ 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM
June 12th @ 5:00 PM

Please note that Straw Hat Revue tickets are not available online! Reservations must be made in person or by phone, and may be made anytime after May 28.

Straw Hat Revue Sponsors: Snow Building Construction & Anchorage Restaurant at Sunapee Harbor

June 15-26

Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Original Dances Created by Agnes DeMille

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The bewitching tale of two American tourists who stumble upon a mysterious, ephemeral Scottish village that magically appears out of the Highland mists only one day every hundred years. Lerner & Loewe’s timeless musical casts an irresistible spell of fantasy, enchantment and romance.

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Brigadoon Business Sponsors: Sugar River Bank & Chippers

HowToSucceedHow To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
June 29-July 17

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead

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An uproarious musical sendup of big business and the hazards of the corporate ladder that follows the adventures of a shrewd and ambitious window-washer at the World Wide Wicket Company. Winner of both a Pulitzer and multiple Tony Awards, this quick-witted, ironic spoof of office life remains as gleefully irreverent as it was back in 1962.

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How to Succeed… Business Sponsors: Ledyard National Bank & Clarke’s Hardware

SHREKShrek The Musical
July 20-31

Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals
and Neal Street Productions

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A lumbering ogre embarks on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a lovesick dragon, a bad-attitude cookie, and a host of other fairy tale oddballs. Based on the Oscar-winning film and nominated for eight Tony Awards, this ingeniously clever, utterly zany musical adventure will delight adults and children alike.

Click here to meet the artists, or here to read about the making of this production!

Shrek Business Sponsors: Mascoma Savings Bank & LaValley Building Supply

39STEPS-RND2-10The 39 Steps
August 3-7

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock

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Hitchcock meets hilarious! A lightning-paced whodunit that pays riotous tribute to the master of suspense. A virtuoso cast of four portrays over 150 different roles in this comedy tour-de-force that packs it all in: murder, secret organizations, plane crashes, missing fingers, speeding trains, and even a bit of old-fashioned romance!

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39 Steps Business Sponsors: Woodcrest Village & Carroll Concrete

CrazyForYouCrazy for You
August 10-21

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig & Mike Ockrent
Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton & John McGowan
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow & Elizabeth Williams
Original Broadway Choreography by Susan Stroman

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A madcap romantic comedy bursting with the music of the incomparable George Gershwin. This sparkling new adaptation of 1930’s Girl Crazy features jaw-dropping dancing and a cavalcade of immortal melodies, including ‘Slap that Bass’, ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘Nice Work if You Can Get It’, ‘Embraceable You’, and ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’.

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Crazy For You Business Sponsors: Lake Sunapee Bank & Charter Trust Company

DressForDinnerDon’t Dress For Dinner
August 24-September 4

Written by Marc Camoletti

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Hang on to your soufflé pans! A husband’s carefully-laid plans for a romantic weekend rendezvous with his paramour go hilariously awry when his wife appears, scheming for a secret tryst of her own. The laughs fly by at top speed in this deliciously naughty bedroom farce about marital treachery, mistaken identity, and gourmet French cooking.

Don’t Dress for Dinner Business Sponsors: The New London Inn & Clarke’s Hardware

New London Barn Intern Idols!
July 11, July 25, & August 15


A Barn favorite! Our extraordinary Acting Intern Company splits into two teams to perform competing original musical revues, with audiences voting for the winner.

The talent, creativity, and sheer fun of it all will blow you away. Whether your taste runs to Oklahoma, Mamma Mia, or Glee, it’s all in Idols. Don’t miss it!

July 11 – I’ll Be Seeing You: A tribute to the Greatest Generation and the music that got them through World War II.

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July 25 – Sinatra: Celebrating America’s original pop idol and the coolest cat of them all.

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August 15 – Interns’ Choice: The Acting Intern Company puts together their very own farewell revue.

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New London Barn Intern Idols! Sponsors: Tuckers

Children'sTheaterPoster_02Children’s Theater Series at the Barn

The 2016 Children’s Theater Series consists of 5 shows performed by the Barn’s own Junior Intern Company.

Click here for more information about the Junior Intern Program.

Click here for more information on the 2016 Children’s Theater Series.