2017 Summer Season

THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON

 CLICK HERE to purchase 2017 Subscriptions and Flex Passes online.


60th Annual Straw Hat Revue
June 8-11

June 8-9 @ 7:30 pm
June 10 @ 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
June 11 @ 5:00 pm

 Meet the 2017 Acting Intern Company! A time-honored and beloved Barn tradition ushering in the start of the summer season. Complimentary tickets available beginning May 27, via phone or in-person sale only. Tickets go quickly!

Straw Hat Revue Business Sponsors


June 14-25

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.

Godspell Business Sponsors


June 28-July 9
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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.   

The Secret Garden Business Sponsors


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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.

**NOTE: Raymond Sage, one of two members of the cast of Souvenir, has been taken ill and will be unable to perform. Elliott Cunningham will be stepping into the role of Cosme McMoon, performing with script in hand. Elliott is a Barn veteran, most recently seen in last season’s Shrek The Musical and Crazy for You. Music Director Kathleen Castellanos will accompany on piano.**

Souvenir Business Sponsors


July 19-August 6
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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 profoundly innovative American masterpiece, featuring 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. As powerful, heartbreaking, and relevant as ever. 

West Side Story Business Sponsors


August 9-20
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Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Book by Joe DiPietro

The ultimate jukebox musical, featuring the hip-swiveling melodies of the country’s most iconic rock ‘n’ roll heartthrob. 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”.

All Shook Up Business Sponsors


August 23-September 3
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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.

On Golden Pond Business Sponsors


New London Barn Intern Idols!
July 3, July 24, & August 14

– MONDAY SHOWS; PERFORMANCES AT 5:00 and 7:30 PM –
Idols! Tickets go on sale Saturday May 27, 2017

A Barn favorite! Our extraordinary Acting Intern Company splits into two teams to perform competing original musical revues around different themes, 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!

85th Season Idols! Themes
July 3 ▪ Audience Choice: A first for the Barn. Cast your vote in June for that Idols! theme that you’ve been dying to see! Whatever the winning theme, it’s guaranteed to bring the house down.

July 24 ▪ The Piano Man: A rock ’n’ roll celebration of the tough kid from Hicksville, Long Island who grew up to become the magnificent Billy Joel.

August 14 ▪ Interns’ Choice: The 2017 Acting Intern Company puts together their very own farewell revue.

New London Barn Intern Idols! Sponsor


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. Click here for Series details, or here for more information about the Junior Intern Program.