THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON
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Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally produced on the New York stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan, and Joseph Beruh
A timeless musical celebration of friendship, compassion, tolerance, and love. The Gospel according to St. Matthew unfolds on our stage, bursting with the music of our most famous Barnie, Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked). A deeply compelling story for all ages and for all times.
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The Secret Garden
June 28-July 9
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the beloved Victorian classic. Lonely and spoiled, an orphaned girl sent to live on the windswept Yorkshire moors with her reclusive uncle unexpectedly discovers the magic of the natural world. An enchanting tale of redemption and renewal for the whole family.
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by Stephen Temperley
A majestically awful opera singer and her long-suffering accompanist take center stage in this hilarious play about the infamous Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy New York socialite whose earsplitting singing was matched only by her unconquerable delusions of greatness. A funny and poignant look at artistic passion, the meaning of music, and the true source of beauty in our world.
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West Side Story
July 19-August 6
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince, by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
A landmark of American musical theater, with unforgettable dancing and a Bernstein-Sondheim score widely acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time. A pair of star-crossed lovers struggle to survive in a city disfigured by violence and hate in this profoundly innovative musical. As powerful, heartbreaking, and relevant as ever.
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All Shook Up
Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY
Book by Joe DiPietro
Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard. Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.
The ultimate jukebox musical, featuring the hip-swiveling melodies of the King himself: Elvis Presley. A small-town girl with big dreams joins forces with a motorcycle-riding stranger to bring the power of rock ‘n roll to a sleepy Midwestern backwater. Includes classic tunes like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock”, “Come On, Everybody”, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.
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On Golden Pond
August 23-September 3
by Ernest Thompson
A funny and bittersweet story about the complex, deeply felt ties binding one American family together. The tranquility of the idyllic New Hampshire lake where Ethel and Norman Thayer have spent the past 48 summers is about to be broken by the arrival of their daughter and her entourage. Love, family, and the passage of time intertwine in this Tony Award-winning play.
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New London Barn Intern Idols!
July 3, July 24, & August 14
– MONDAY SHOWS; PERFORMANCES AT 5:00 and 7:30 PM –
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!
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Children’s Theater Series at the Barn
The 2017 Children’s Theater Series consists of 5 shows performed by the Barn’s own Junior Intern Company. The full Children’s Series will be announced in January 2017.
Click here for more information about the Junior Intern Program.