Barn Life

Barn Life: 2017

Sneak Peaks, Behind the Scenes Footage, and Exclusive Content for our 85th Summer Season!

The Barn Wins Again!

For the second year in a row, the Barn has been awarded the New England Theatre Conference’s Moss Hart Memorial Award for Professional Excellence! Last year, our production of Crazy for You garnered the top prize. This year, we’re incredibly proud that All Shook Up has been honored!

Click HERE to read the full press release


Camps Week Five: Pop Musicals!

Campers in Pop Musicals learned choreography to “C’mon Everybody” from All Shook Up and performed it on the Barn stage.

August 9: All Shook Up Opens!

Our final production with the 2017 Acting Intern Company, All Shook Up is truly  rockin’ the Barn! Enjoy these photos from our celebration on the Porch, and for more production photos click HERE!

The Company of All Shook Up

Keith toasts the Company on their hard work

2017 Acting Intern Julia Bain, Brian Krinsky, Sara Schoch, and Christopher R. Jacobs

Brian Krinsky and the Company of All Shook Up









All Shook Up Rehearsal Preview

Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley®, All Shook Up has it all: mistaken identities, lovesick teenagers, tyrannical adults, and your favorite hits from Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest heartthrob. Based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, you won’t want to miss this hip swivelin’ musical spectacular!

Camps Week Three: Character Corner, Barn’s Best Musicals, and Tech Week

Campers had a full week working both on and off-stage! In Barn’s Best Musicals campers worked their way through some of the Barn’s biggest hits, from Singin’ in the Rain to Crazy for You! Click HERE for more photos from 2017 Camps!

Children’s Theater Series: Stuart Little

Director Brittany Sue Hines brought the classic E.B. White children’s story to life on the Barn stage with our incredibly talented Junior Intern company.

New London Barn Intern Idols #2: The Piano Man

The 2017 Acting Intern Company saluted the work of the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Enjoy these photos, but for more pictures click HERE.

2017 Acting Interns Dalton Bertolone, Elana Valastro, and Peter Garza

2017 Acting Interns Julia Bain, Zack Collins, Dori Waymer, and Robert Cueva

Children’s Theater Series: Romeo and Juliet

The Junior Intern Company did the Bard proud with a stellar production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by former Acting Intern Company Member Andrew Miller (2013). Click HERE for more photos!

Junior Acting Interns Dory Psomas as Tybalt and Robin McDonald as Mercutio

Junior Interns Hayden Christensen as Romeo, Kate Packard as Juliet, and Company

July 19: West Side Story Opens!

Director Keith Coughlin and Assistant Director/Choreographer Michael D. Jablonski toasted to the hard work of the cast and crew that made West Side Story possible! Enjoy these photos from the night, and click HERE for Production Photos!

Children’s Theater Series: The Snow Queen

The second show in the Junior Intern’s Children Series is The Snow Queen, an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Click HERE to see more photos from the production!

The 2017 Annual Gala and Online Auction

Thank you the entire community who came out to support the Barn, and help us raise over $10,000 to support the New London Barn Playhouse!

Sarah Case, Chairman of the Board Steve Ensign, Business Manager Beth Perregaux, Artistic Director Keith Coughlin, and a future Junior Intern

Eve Burton, 2017 Acting Intern Company member Nick Case, and Board Member John Finck

July 12: Souvenir Opens!

This hilarious and heartwarming story of artistic passion and one woman’s quest to pursue her dreams stars Barn favorite Sara Schoch as the delusional diva Florence Foster Jenkins.

Sara Schoch stars as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir

Artistic Dirctor Keith Coughlin toasts to the hard work of the creative and production team that put together Souvenir

4th of July at The Barn

New London Barn Intern Idols #1: Audience Choice!

The winning theme that YOU voted on was At the Movies: Songs of the Silver Screen. Click HERE to see more photos from the show!

2017 Acting Intern Company members Nick Case (Penn State) and Robert Cueva (Dartmouth)

2017 Acting Intern Company members Liza Couser (Dartmouth), Julia Hemp (Penn State), Nadina Hassan (Baldwin Wallace), and Dori Waymer (Florida State University)

The Secret Garden:

Kailey Boyle performs “Hold On”

For photos and more from The Secret Garden, check out this album!

The Secret Garden: YCN Interview with 2017 Acting Intern Company Member Kailey Boyle

The Secret Garden: An interview with Costume Designer Emily Kimball

June 24: Strawberry Festival

Members of the Junior Intern Company performed selections from their first production, Bookworms!, at the New London Historical Society as part of the 2017 Strawberry Festival festivities.

June 21: Welcoming the 2017 Junior Intern Company

Director of Education Josh Feder welcomed the 2017 Junior Interns with an Ice Cream Social, where they met their mentors in the Acting Intern Company and learned about what they would be doing this season!

June 14: GODSPELL Opens!

For more photos from GODSPELL, check out this photo album!

The Company of GODSPELL

The Company of GODSPELL, with Director Carol Dunne and Barn Artistic Director Keith Coughlin

June 8: 60th Annual Straw Hat Revue Opens!

Here are just a few of the pictures from this year’s Straw Hat Revue. For more, check out this photo album!

2017 Acting Intern Dalton Bertolone

2017 Acting Interns Elana Valastro and Kailey Boyle







The 2017 Acting Intern Company

June 2: Open Rehearsal with Lake Sunapee Region Center for the Arts

We welcomed members of the community into the Barn for intimate look at the creative process. Director Carol Dunne, Choreographer Kyle Brand, and the cast of GODSPELL rehearsed and performed some works-in-progress, and afterwards participated in a Q-and-A with the audience.

Choreographer Kyle Brand gives an adjustment during rehearsal

Director Carol Dunne answers a question during the Q&A Session

GODSPELL 2017: An Interview with

Director Carol Dunne

May 28: Welcoming the 2017 Acting Intern Company

Barn Family and Friends welcome the 2017 Company

This year’s Acting Intern Company are the product of over 1,000 auditions held in New York City, New England Theater Conference, and college campuses across the country. Here are some quick facts about our 2017 Interns:

Average Age


Where They’re From

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Male/Female Ratio:


Most Represented College or University

May 27: Box Office Opens!

Lines wrapped around the building for patrons to get their tickets to the 2017 Sumer Season!

Click HERE for the 2016 Blog

Click HERE for previous season updates