New London Barn Playhouse Ends Historic 85th Season with 2017 Moss Hart Award and Other Accolades

The New London Barn Playhouse has capped its historic 85th summer season by becoming the 2017 recipient of the New England Theatre Conference’s (NETC) Moss Hart Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, for its August production of All Shook Up. This is the second Moss Hart Award won by the Barn in as many years.

According to the NETC, “the Moss Hart Memorial Award has a two-fold purpose: to honor the memory of MossHart, dramatist and director, for his wit and sensitivity, for his unconquerable enthusiasm for life and for his work in the theatre; and to recognize and encourage outstanding theatrical productions throughout New England of playscripts that present affirmative views of human courage and dignity, that have strong literary and artistic merit, and which in their productions, exemplify fresh, imaginative, creative treatment within the intent of the playwright. The New England Theatre Conference, in making the annual Moss Hart Memorial Award, seeks to encourage artistic growth and the highest standards of excellence in theatre.”


The Cast and Crew of All Shook Up

The 2017 Moss Hart Memorial Award recognizes the Barn’s production of All Shook Up, which was directed and choreographed by DJ Salisbury with music direction from Robbie Cowan. All Shook Up brought together Barn veterans and newcomers to create a one-of-a-kind experience that thrilled audiences. Sharing the stage with our stellar 2017 Acting Intern Company were beloved Barn favorites and seasoned Broadway professionals who brought life to the Elvis Presley score. Featuring over 150 individually-created costumes from Costume Designer Beau Hamilton, a whimsical scenic design from Brad M. Carlson, and inventive lighting from Cecilia R. Durbin, All Shook Up was an enormous crowd pleaser, ultimately becoming one of the top five bestselling productions in Barn history and garnering extraordinary word-of mouth in the region.

The Barn previously won the Moss Hart Memorial Award in 2016, for its record-breaking production of Crazy For You. On winning for a second consecutive year Producing Artistic Director Keith Coughlin stated, “We at the Barn are honored to accept this award. It recognizes the hard work and dedication of the whole team, both on and off stage, that helped make All Shook Up and the entire 2017 Summer Season possible. Each year we set the highest possible artistic standards for ourselves, and we are proud to be recognized by the New England Theatre Conference in this way and proud to be a part of this theater community.”

In the three years since Keith Coughlin assumed the position of Producing Artistic Director the New London Barn Playhouse has seen continued growth artistically and throughout the organization. The 2017 Summer Season was one for the record books in several ways:

      • West Side Story broke all existing Box Office records, becoming our bestselling production in history
      • On Golden Pond became our best-selling season-closer in history
      • We enjoyed over 20,000 individual patron visits
      • Over 100 Acting and Technical Interns, Guest Artists, Designers, and Staff were housed and fed over the course of the summer
      • 2017 Summer Camps saw enrollment increase by almost 40% over 2016, introducing over 200 young artists to the magic of live theater
      • The Junior Intern Company presented five glorious Children’s Theater productions, welcoming over 2,000 patrons of all ages to their performances
      • Over $5,000 in tuition forgiveness was distributed across our Education Programs

Additionally, as has been previously announced, the Barn has been deeply honored to receive a $125,000 grant from the Pussycat Foundation, a private foundation affiliated with the legacy of the great Helen Gurley Brown. The gift is part of a larger “Genius Grant” award recently bestowed on the Barn’s Artistic Director Emerita Carol Dunne, whose work at the Barn from 2008-2014 was seminal in transforming the organization into the award-winning regional theater it is today. The Genius Grant has been split in half and directed to both the Barn and to Northern Stage, where Carol has served as Producing Artistic Director since 2014, to honor her extraordinary impact on both organizations, her many years of dedication to the arts in our community and her role as one of the country’s leading female artistic directors.

Looking forward, the Barn is gearing up to ride the momentum from such a successful summer straight into the 2018 season. Details on the upcoming 86th Summer Season will be announced this winter, but subscriptions are already on sale. Visit to see some of the productions being considered and to reserve your subscription today.

Thank You!

Every year we are astounded by the continued support of our community. From the bottom of our hearts, we  want to thank you for continuing to make the New London Barn Playhouse your home for summer theater.

2017 Business Sponsors

2017 Media Coverage

Photos and Video from the 2017 Season

2018 Subscriptions On Sale Now!

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


Place your bids online to support your favorite summer theater! 
Closes TONIGHT at 10:00 PM!

Our 2017 online auction runs through 10:00 pm on July 13, and features a collection of fabulous and unique items: golf packages, delicious dinners, theater and other cultural events, gorgeous handicrafts, vacation destinations, and a handful of extraordinary Barn experiences. 100% of the funds raised through this summer’s auction will go to support the work of the New London Barn Playhouse.

Ticket prices account for only 60% of our annual revenue needs. The funds raised through this auction will help keep our prices affordable, our performances outstanding, and our beautiful old Barn in good condition. So bid high and support your favorite summer theater!

Casting & Hiring

The New London Barn Playhouse employs over 100 positions each summer, including Administration, Artistic & Production Staff, Musicians, and Performers.

Now Casting!

Acting Intern Company Auditions

New London Barn Playhouse seeks non-Equity performers for its Acting Intern Company. The 2018 contract runs from May 27 – August 19 with the possibility of casting in the final show of the summer, which runs until September 2.

Acting Interns form the foundation of the company and play leading roles and/or chorus in each show alongside AEA actors. Compensation is $1,200 for the summer plus EMC points. Tech work is required 3 mornings a week, basic housekeeping chores are assigned, and participation in load-ins and strike is mandatory. Each Acting Intern will be offered a leading role for the season and will audition for the available roles in remaining shows. They will also perform in three original musical revues throughout the summer.

Local Actor Auditions

In addition to the Acting Intern Company, the New London Barn Playhouse seeks local talent each season for a variety of roles in the Main Stage season. Both Non-Union and Equity Performers interested in auditioning  should send their headshots and resume to The New London Barn Playhouse operates under an SPT Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.

The Barn participates in the following auditions:

  • A1 Auditions in New York, New York: January 11-15. Learn more at the A1 Auditions Website.
  • New England Theater Conference Auditions in Natick, MA: March 17-19, 2018. Learn more at the NETC website.
  • Local Auditions: Local AEA and Non-Equity Auditions, April 7 (New London, NH) and 8 (White River Junction, VT). Send headshot and resume to to apply for a slot.
  • New York City EPAs: Time and date TBA.

Junior Intern Auditions

Auditions will be held in on April 7th and 8th.  Check back for more details on audition location. Please sign up for an audition after March 15 by emailing at For auditions, please prepare a short passage of a song, as well as a poem/monologue of your choice (each should be under a minute).

For teens interested in a Backstage Junior Internship, please sign up for an audition slot to interview with the staff. 

If you cannot make these auditions, please email for more information or to learn how to audition at another time.

Directors, Designers & Production Staff

The New London Barn Playhouse continuously accepts resumes for future employment of Production, Design, & Artistic Staff.  Positions may include Scenic Designers, Costume Designers, Lighting Designers, Stage Managers, Carpenters, Stitchers, Wardrobe, Sound Technicians, Master Electricians, Choreographers, Box Office & Administrative Staff.  Specific openings are posted on Playbill.comBackstage Jobs & Artsearch as early as January.  Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to these ads, however, please feel free to address questions or comments to Keith Coughlin, Artistic Director, at


The New London Barn Playhouse typically hires a Main Stage Associate Music Director, a Junior Intern Company Music Director, and at least three additional musicians for the summer season.  Specific openings are posted on Playbill.comBackstage Jobs & Artsearch as early as January. Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to these ads; however, please feel free to address questions or comments to Keith Coughlin, Artistic Director, at

If you have questions about auditioning, please email

If you have questions about applying for a position on our production staff, please email

If you have questions about becoming a musician with us for the summer, please email

The New London Barn Playhouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all persons regardless of age, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression.


 CLICK HERE to purchase 2017 Subscriptions and FlexPasses 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

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

July 12-16Buy-Now-Transparent

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

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

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

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

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.


From Main Street to 42nd Street
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

on the Colby-Sawyer College Quadrangle

Help us celebrate the Barn’s 86th Summer Season. Enjoy delicious food, great music, and fabulous entertainment by our 2017 Acting Intern Company.

$85/person for individuals, or $135/person for “Event Patron” attendees. As always, a portion of the ticket cost will be acknowledged as a tax-deductible donation. For tickets call (603) 526-6710, stop by the Box Office, or email


Sponsored by our great friends at Colby Sawyer College and MJ Harrington & Co.

And don’t forget to place your bids for our


The 2018 Online Auction will go live July 1; stay tuned for updates!

Ticket prices account for only 60% of our annual revenue needs. The funds raised through this auction will help keep our prices affordable, our performances outstanding, and our beautiful old Barn in good condition. So bid high and support your favorite summer theater!



Joseph Allen, Penn State UniversityJOSEPH ALLEN is delighted to join New London Barn Playhouse for the summer. Originally from Salem, Oregon, Joseph is an upcoming senior in the musical theatre program at Penn State University. At PSU he has been seen in Little Women, Be More Chill (by Joe Iconis), Hair, Dogfight, Titanic and American Idiot. Regional: Huck in Big River, Gypsy (Sharon Playhouse) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Hot N’ Cole (Sarasota Opera House), and Forever Plaid. For Cam.

Julia Bain, Ithaca CollegeJULIA BAIN is a recent graduate of Ithaca College’s Musical Theatre program. Past Ithaca credits include Jenny in Company, Tilly in She Kills Monsters, Woman 1 in Songs For A New World, Swing in How to Succeed…, and Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi.  She also recently appeared as Paulina in Green Gables: The Musical at The Hangar Theatre. She is beyond excited to be spending the summer in New London!

Dalton Bertolone, Hartt School of MusicDALTON BERTOLONE is thrilled to be spending his summer at The New London Barn! Dalton is a California native and a recent graduate of The Hartt School with a BFA in Music Theatre.Some of his past credits include West Side Story (Big Deal) and How to Succeed… at Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Hair (Tribe/Claude us) at Playhouse on Park. The Spitfire Grill(Joe Sutter), Curtains (Bobby Pepper), Titanic (Wallace Hartley), The Robber Bridegroom (Big Harp), and Company (Peter) at The Hartt School. Dalton wants to thank his family for their never-ending amount of love and support.

Kailey Boyle, Baldwin Wallace UniversityKAILEY BOYLE just completed her freshman year studying Musical Theatre at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, then snuck in a quick visit home to Middleton, WI. Kailey was last seen on stage in Lizzie (Lizzie Borden) at Playhouse Square and Bring It On (Campbell Davis) at the Beck Center for the Arts. Other favorite credits include Once Upon a Mattress (Princess Winnifred), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Little Women (Joe March), and Anne of Green Gables (Anne Shirley). Last summer Kailey was a finalist at the National High School Music Theater Awards. Kailey is grateful for her BWMT2020 family, her Mom, Dad, and brother Jack.

Nick Case, Penn State University

NICK CASE is thrilled to be spending his summer at the New London Barn! Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Nick is a rising junior Musical Theatre major at Penn State University. Previous credits include American Idiot (Chase), Falsettoland (Mendel), and ‘Swonderful (Harold Lloyd) at PSU; and Sharon Playhouse’s Big River (Ensemble) and Gypsy (Ensemble). Many thanks to the faculty here at the Barn, fellow Barnies, and my family for their endless love and support. Philippians 4:13.

Zachary Collins, Ithaca CollegeZACHARY COLLINS would like to welcome to you all to the New London Barn! As a first time Barnie, he is extremely excited to be working with such a renowned company. He is a Junior Musical Theatre Major at Ithaca College, originally from Folsom, California. His past/favorite credits include Bride/Hartley in Titanic: The Musical and Man 1 in Songs for a New World, both at Ithaca College, and Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie with El Dorado Musical Theatre. When not performing in a musical setting, he alo works as an EmCee at corporate events across the country, most recently at Cisco Live in Las Vegas. He would like to thank his family and friends for the endless support!

Liza Couser, Dartmouth CollegeLIZA COUSER is delighted to be with the Barn this summer. She is a Wisconsin native and a recent graduate of Dartmouth College. Favorite credits include Dartmouth’s Urinetown (Hope) and Chicago (Mary Sunshine) and most recently a run of Mamma Mia at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT. Last summer, Liza studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Summer Shakespeare intensive. She is so grateful to her family for their love and support, and to everyone at the New London Barn for this opportunity!

Robert Cueva, Dartmouth CollegeROBERT CUEVA is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College from Bedford, NH. Last summer, he studied Shakespeare at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts. The summer before that, he studied the stars of the southern hemisphere at an observatory in South Africa. As a physics and theater double major, he has had the opportunity to explore his love for both the arts and sciences. During his time at Dartmouth, Cueva enjoyed acting in a variety of shows ranging from student written plays to fully produced musicals—his favorite role being Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical. Cueva is truly honored to join the Barn this summer; he would like to thank his family, Keith, Sarah, Carol, and all else who have helped him reach this point.

Elijah Dawson, Baldwin Wallace University

ELIJAH DAWSON is a rising sophomore at Baldwin Wallace University and is thrilled to be making his debut here at New London Barn Playhouse. Some previous productions Elijah has been in are Bring it On: The Musical (Ensemble), West Side Story (Shark Swing), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baron), Catch Me If You Can (Roger Strong). Elijah would like to thank God and his family for always supporting him.

Peter Garza, Ithaca CollegePETER GARZA is a rising senior Musical Theatre Major at Ithaca College. Favorite roles include Eliades in Anna in the Tropics, Antonio in The Rover, and Tom in A Chorus Line. Peter has danced in, staged, and co-choreographed several large concerts with Ithaca College Dance faculty with styles ranging from ballet to contemporary musical theater. He was last seen as a ballet ensemble dancer in Opera Ithaca’s production of Cinderella at the Hangar Theatre.  Peter is excited to return to the role of Chino, having previously played it at Interlakes Summer Theater, in addition to Pablo in Sister Act and an Ancestor in The Addams Family.  Peter is grateful for his friends and family for their continued love and support, and excited for the opportunity to work with these artists this summer.

Nadina Hassan, Baldwin Wallace UniversityNADINA HASSAN is ecstatic to be joining the New London Barn Acting Intern Company this summer! She is a rising sophomore music theatre major at Baldwin Wallace University. Nadina hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. During her freshman year she starred as Maria (West Side Story) and performed as a Swing/Cheerleader (Regional Premiere of Bring it On). She has also played Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), Sandy (Grease), and Belle (Beauty and the Beast), among others. Nadina is immensely grateful for her family’s unwavering support and love.

Julia Hemp, Penn State UniversityJULIA HEMP is absolutely blessed to be a part of the New London Barn family. As a rising senior B.F.A. Musical Theater major at Penn State, her recent performance credits include: Sharon Playhouse’s Gypsy (Dainty June), Penn State Centre Stage’s American Idiot (Libby/Extraordinary Girl Cover), Titanic (Caroline), and 110 in the Shade (Hannah/Ensemble). You also might have seen her performing with several classmates in the Cole Porter revue, Hot ‘n’ Cole, at the Sarasota Opera House in Florida. She hopes that you will enjoy summer season! Many thanks to everyone for their support!

Jacob Roberts-Miller, Pace University

JACOB ROBERTS-MILLER is ecstatic to be joining the New London Barn this summer. He is a rising junior Musical Theatre major at Pace University. Some favorite performances include Bobby in A Chorus Line at Pace (directed by Baayork Lee), Ned Danes in Murder At The Gates at Pace New Musicals (Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, directed by Whitney Mosery), Clown 1 in The 39 Steps, and Franky Epps in Parade. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, as well as the community of New London, for their warm welcome.

Elena Valastro, Cornell UniversityELANA VALASTRO is thrilled to be with the New London Barn Playhouse! From South Burlington VT, she is a recent graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Performing & Media Arts and a minor in Science & Technology Studies. Cornell credits include The Glass Menagerie (Laura), Pippin (Leading Player), Far From Canterbury (Agnes), The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Gin), and various dance shows with the Edge of the Gorge Dance Co. Elana has been seen regionally at Saint Michael’s Playhouse in Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), Spamalot, and Sister Act, as well as at the Mirror Theatre in Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie Tate) and Kiss Me, Kate. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support!  

DORI WAYMER is beyond grateful to be a part of New London Barn’s 2017 season! Originally from Atlanta GA, Dori is a rising senior pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre from Florida State University. Favorite credits include Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), A Chorus Line (Connie), All Shook Up (Lorraine). Many thanks to her friends and family for their ongoing love and support.

Alumni Updates

The Barn has a rich history of actors, technicians, designers, and even dietitians that stretches back to 1933. As we look to the future of what the New London Barn Playhouse can be, we are excited to include the many Barn Alumni who have added to the Barn’s story on that journey.

Stay in contact with the Barn by filling out this short, five minute form. We want to hear your Barn story! Occasionally, we’ll feature alums in Alumni Updates.

Tom DeMille


We grieve the loss of our beloved longtime Board President Tom DeMille,
who passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017.

Words cannot fully convey the depth of what Tom gave to the New London Barn Playhouse over his decades of dedicated commitment. He was the beating heart of the place. Come May each year, he would seem to be everywhere at once: hanging up posters, hammering in nails, rehearsing for a show, running meetings, handing out tickets, chatting with patrons. The artistic excellence and financial stability that the Barn has achieved over the past ten years stand as a testament to his sure-handed, understated leadership. And you will never find a kinder boss. Anywhere.

We have lost a leader, a father, and a friend.


We are  proud to dedicate our 85th Summer Season to the memory of Tom DeMille, as a  reflection and a celebration of the incalculable impact of a life well and generously lived in the arts. The best way we can thank him is to make it the most beautiful season we’ve ever had. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
We love you, Tom. Watch over us. We’ll try to make you proud.


Established in support of the New London Barn Playhouse
Honoring Tom and Wynne DeMille’s decades of commitment to our theater

tom_porchsignFor decades, Tom and Wynne DeMille cheerfully rolled up their sleeves and did whatever was needed to keep the Barn moving forward. Successfully leading a non-profit professional theater in a 200-year-old barn means expecting the unexpected, and Tom knew that better than anyone. Whether it was the basement flooding, skunks in the orchestra pit, a Kitchen Manager quitting in the midst of dinner service, or a housing contract falling through mid-May, Tom remained unflappable: calm, composed, and armed always with an unsinkable sense of humor. 
In honor of that legacy, contributions to The DeMille Fund will be simply designated as general-purpose gifts and directed wherever they happen to be needed most. It may be badly-needed capital improvements, or plane tickets for a musician from California, or a plumber’s bill, or new bunkbeds, or any one of a million critically important other things. Whatever it is, you can be sure of one thing: Tom would have taken care of it. 
To make a gift to the DeMille Fund, please click here or send your gift to us at PO Box 9, New London NH 03257. Please remember to designate the fund if sending a check.

Noted Attorney who loved family and the arts passes at age 78
Tom DeMille Obituary

ladder-tomThomas W. DeMille of New London, New Hampshire, died at home surrounded by his loving family on February 24th, 2017. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on October 9, 1938, he was the son of Thomas Martin and Margaret (Ashmore) DeMille. Tom achieved great success as an attorney and later as a preserver, protector and rejuvenator of historic treasures, significantly of summer stock theaters.

Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1961 and was awarded a Juris Doctor Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Connecticut, School of Law and made a Member of The Law Review in 1969. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S Army Signal Corps and stationed at Fort Monmouth, N.J., where he met his love of fifty-five years, Winifred S. Cleaver, a brand new Registered Nurse. Just as in the musical South Pacific, it was love at first sight “across a crowded room,” which led to marriage a few months later.

After military service, Tom & Wynne relocated to Enfield, Glastonbury and eventually Old Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he was one of the Founders of the prestigious law firm of Updike, Kelly and Spellacy, P.C. Regarded as the preeminent real estate counsel in Connecticut, Tom played the leading role in the construction of major projects across the State, particularly with respect to the development of Regional Shopping Centers. He served as Government Affairs Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

mystery-tomVery active in the affairs of his adopted community, Tom served multiple terms as Town Attorney, President of the Wethersfield Historical Society and Founder and President of the Wethersfield Preservation Trust. He chaired the successful conversion of the old High School into the award-winning Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. Also deeply involved in the Greater Hartford cultural scene, Tom served as an Elector of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Chair of the Greater Hartford Chamber Orchestra and on many programs sponsored by The Greater Hartford Arts Council.

Tom and Wynne participated in the amazing rebirth of Old Wethersfield in the 1970s and 80s, restoring, among others, the 1774 Captain Josiah Buck Homestead, on the Wethersfield Cove, raising sons Tom and John, along with Wynne’s Arabians, beloved dogs and assorted barn cats.

Tom DeMille sang God Bless America in front of a live audience at age 3 and became hopelessly hooked on all things theatrical! This fascination led to singing gigs with his brothers and numerous roles with community groups and in college musicals. His theatrical adventures were interrupted by forty years of practicing law which is very much like acting (except you have to write your own material).

From their summer home in New London, New Hampshire (the 1794 Josiah Brown House which they had restored over the years), Tom & Wynne had the privilege of working for decades with theatrical legend Norman Leger who, against all odds, had managed to keep the nationally known summer theater, the New London Barn Playhouse, alive as other theatres fell by the wayside one by one. Upon their retirement to New London in 2003, the DeMilles were able to play a more instrumental role in the successful effort to turn The Barn into a non-profit corporation.

tomThe New London Barn Playhouse continued to thrive under Tom’s direction. Money was raised, deficits were eliminated, Art Deco Seats were refurbished, air conditioning and many other physical improvements were added. But it is the area of artistic performance where the miracles really occurred. First with Carol Dunne and now under the artistic leadership of Keith Coughlin, the New London Barn Playhouse has become the acknowledged leading producer of musicals in the State of New Hampshire and was recently awarded the Winner of the Moss Hart Award for Professional Excellence throughout New England. All this, plus Tom got to play favorite old-guy character roles in over twenty plays at the Barn and the Newport Opera House. “We cannot underestimate the impact that Tom and Wynne’s love and care of the New London Barn Playhouse has had on thousands of peoples’ lives,” says Dunne. “Tom’s belief in and support of the Barnies was personal and limitless.”

But through all his successes, the most important part of Tom’s life was his family. The relationship with wife Wynne and children Tom and John was extremely close for his entire life. He was blessed to be able to see the birth of six grandchildren and experience with them a significant part of their lives. He was most happy to be able to spend many, many summers and holidays with all of them, giving them rides in his classic Model A, swimming or golfing with them. He would travel to South Carolina or Massachusetts to see his grandchildren’s plays, sporting events, or family celebrations.

Besides Wynne, Tom leaves behind son Tom (Andrea) grandchildren Ethan, Cameron and Jason DeMille of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; son John (Carolyn) and grandchildren Emma, Sarah and Alex DeMille of Medfield, Mass., Brother William DeMille (Ann) of Abington, and sisters Lois DeMille of Marlboro, Meg Whitehead (Craig) of Ashland, and Tom’s sister- in-law Evelyn Smith-DeMille, wife of his late brother Jack. Tom’s extended family includes beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins who have been an important part of his life.

60th Annual Straw Hat Revue
The Secret Garden
West Side Story
All Shook Up
On Golden Pond
New London Barn Intern Idols!

57th Annual Straw Hat Revue
A Little Night 
Damn Yankees
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Over The Pub
Kiss Me, Kate
Dial “M” for Murder
New London Barn Intern Idols!

54th Annual Straw Hat Revue
Shakespeare in Hollywood
A Funny Thing Happened…Forum
NL Barn Intern Idols!
Guys & Dolls
Almost, Maine
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Man Who Came to Dinner

51st Annual Straw Hat Revue
I Hate Hamlet
A Grand Night For Singing
Thoroughly Modern Millie
My Fair Lady
Fiddler on the Roof
Unexpected Guest

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59th Annual Straw Hat Revue
How to Succeed…
Shrek The Musical
The 39 Steps
Crazy for You
Don’t Dress for Dinner
New London Barn Intern Idols!

56th Annual Straw Hat Revue
The Student Prince
The Music Man
Singin’ In The Rain
A Legendary Romance
Les Misérables
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
New London Barn Intern Idols!

53rd Annual Straw Hat Revue
The Pirates of Penzance
Side By Side By Sondheim
Hello, Dolly!
Picasso at the Lapin Agile

50th Annual Straw Hat Revue
Barefoot in the Park
Little Shop of Horrors
Always Patsy Cline
Annie Get Your Gun
The Odd Couple

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32nd Annual Straw Hat Revue

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The Sound of Music
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Steel Magnolias
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Forever Plaid
New London Barn Intern Idols!

55th Annual Straw Hat Revue
Legally Blonde
Our Town
The Mousetrap
New London Barn Intern Idols!

52nd Annual Straw Hat Revue
Leading Ladies
She Loves Me
South Pacific
The Producers
Anything Goes
The Fantasticks

49th Annual Straw Hat Revue
Stage Door
Forever Plaid
The Secret Garden
La Cage Aux Folles
West Side Story
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

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2018 Production Photos

Click the image below to see Production Photos for our 86th season.

2018 Straw Hat Revue


Video from the 2018 Season


Press & Media

We’re so proud of our actors and designers and the hard work they put into every show! We want to share these beautiful productions with you, so we have production photos and videos from many of our past productions and what’s currently running on the Barn stage.

Check out pictures and videos here!

And we’re not the only ones who think the Barn is something special. Read what’s been written about the Barn here.

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Junior Intern Company

The Barn’s Junior Intern Company is comprised of 30 young performers aged 12-18 who, over the course of nine weeks, rehearse, build, and perform plays and musicals for young audiences. The Junior Interns not only play all of the roles in each of the productions, but they also help with organizing and planning technical and design elements, as well as help in the running of the shows. JIs also get a chance to work with  professional guest directors, choreographers, and actors, and the Barn’s Artistic Director, Keith Coughlin.

The 2018 Children’s Theater Series,
performed by the Junior Intern Company: 

• Play Ball! • Puss in Boots • Love’s Labour’s Lost • Giants in the Sky • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 

The company rehearses Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (including a lunch break), with performances on select Thursdays and Saturdays. The full program runs from June 18th through August 18th, with each production getting two or three weeks of rehearsals. Junior Intern productions are directed and choreographed by Director of Education, Josh Feder, as well as guest directors. Other events, such as performances at the Market on the Green, “JI Nights” for the Main Stage productions, and outings to other local performances and events will be announced throughout the summer.  

Besides mounting highly professional shows for consistently sold-out houses, this performance-based program fosters individual growth in performance skills as well as nurturing an ensemble experience where each member supports and encourages their castmates. Theater games and educational exercises, in conjunction with the work toward each production, develop the performance skills of each member of the company.

For show dates and descriptions, and to purchase tickets, please see the Children’s Theater Series page


Junior Internship is also available for teenagers in the technical aspects of theater, in the areas of Sets/Lights, Costumes, and Stage Management. Tech JIs will work closely with our Technical Director, Costume Designer, and/or Stage Manager to help with the building and painting of sets and props, running the light board and spot lights, helping to measure and build costumes, and assist in running rehearsals and backstage. Interested students should interview and apply to one, two, or all three categories of our Tech programs. Interviews are held at the same time as auditions for the acting JIs. 


Auditions will be held in on April 7th at Whipple Hall in New London and 8th at Northern Stage in White River. Please sign up for an audition after March 1 by emailing at For auditions, please prepare a short passage of a song, as well as a poem/monologue of your choice (each should be under a minute).

For teens interested in a Backstage Junior Internship, please sign up for an audition slot to interview with the staff. 

If you cannot make these auditions, please email for more information or to learn how to audition at another time.

Visit the Children’s Theater Series page to learn more!

PROGRAM FEE:  The program fee is $900.00 for the full 9 weeks, payable at time of registration. We are able to keep this extraordinarily low fee with help from our Annual Fund.  We feel that it is important that theater education be affordable as we train tomorrow’s theater  lovers and performers.  Additionally, we do have a tuition forgiveness program in place, with partial and full scholarships available. Finally, we are able to pro-rate the fee for partial-season membership on a case-by-case basis. Please email with questions regarding the program fee and/or scholarships. 

LOCAL TALENT:  Please note that this program is intended for those who live in the area, or have local housing options during the summer months (eg: families with summer homes in the area, or who have extended family/friends who live nearby). We are not an overnight camp, and as such we are unable to provide housing. Thank you for understanding.

To make sure you are on our list for email updates, please email

How to Contact the New London Barn Playhouse

Ticket sales or questions:
General email inquiries:
Casting questions:
Questions about Youth Education Programs:

Senior Staff Directory

Keith Coughlin, Producing Artistic Director:
Milena Zuccotti, Managing Director,
Mitch Marois, Sales and Marketing Director,
Beth Perregaux, Business Manager,
Joshua Feder, Education Director,
Elliott Cunningham, Company Manager,
Wynne DeMille, Director of Friends of the Barn,
Martha Bristol, Usher Coordinator,

Mailing Address
New London Barn Playhouse
PO Box 9
New London, NH 03257

Street Address
New London Barn Playhouse
84 Main Street
New London, NH 03257

Phone: 603-526-6710

New London Barn Playhouse Senior Staff

Keith Coughlin
Producing Artistic Director

Keith Coughlin is proud to be a part of another wonderful season, celebrating his 11th summer here at the Barn. He has worked as a performer, director, choreographer, and master class teacher across the country. Directing/Choreography: West Side Story (2017 NH Theatre Award, Best Professional Musical), Crazy for You (2016 Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical, 2015), Kiss Me Kate (NH Theatre Award nomination, Best Musical, 2014), The Drowsy Chaperone (Cape Repertory Theatre), Click Clack Moo! (Theatreworks, U.S. National Tour). Choreography: 5-time NH Theatre Award winner for Best Choreography, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Singin’ In The Rain, Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pirates of Penzance, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live (U.S. National Tour), Mary Poppins, White Christmas (Northern Stage), Urinetown, Chicago, Spring Awakening, Hairspray (Dartmouth College). Associate Choreography: The Toxic Avenger (Outer Critics Circle Best Off-Broadway Musical, 2009), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Detroit Company). He also serves as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theater at Dartmouth College. Special thanks to my family and friends for their unending support. Sarah, Samuel, and Luna our black Lab, I couldn’t do it without you.

Jody Cooper
Interim Director of Development / Managing Director

Jody is excited and honored to return to her beloved Barn in her new “off stage” role after having played the role of Gretl in The Sound of Music in 1964 at the tender young age of 8 and repeating the same role again when it returned to the Barn the following summer. She also appeared in Annie Get Your Gun at the Barn in 1967 as Nellie and in 2011 in The Man Who Came to Dinner. After returning to the stage many years later, she has appeared in many community productions including Carousel (Carrie) and Brigadoon (Fiona) at the Newport Opera House, Nunsense (Sr. Mary Amnesia) in Franklin and Newport, Company (Susan) at the Lebanon, NH Opera House and The Medium, City of Angels (Donna/Oolie), Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs. MacAfee) and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette) at Colby-Sawyer College. Most of her “performing” time is now spent singing with the Kearsarge Chorale, the Sunapee Singers and most recently playing percussion in the Kearsarge Community Band. Jody holds her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Colby-Sawyer College and, after working for 20 years in corporate America in account management, received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Plymouth State University. Jody spends much of her time as a professional organizer, rentals manager at New London Historical Society and as a customer service/service advisor at Marshalls Garage as well as many other volunteer and fundraising activities. She was raised in Bedford, NY, summered all her life on the shores of Little Lake Sunapee and has lived in New London, NH for 40 years.

Joshua M. Feder
Director of Education & Artistic Associate

Josh is honored to be calling the Barn his home for his 11th summer. In addition to directing, choreographing, and overseeing the Junior Intern Company since 2008, he directed Over the Pub and three Straw Hat Revues, choreographed The Student Prince and Side by Side by Sondheim, and has taught several acting classes here. Locally, he directed Cymbeline (Hanover High); choreographed The Liar (Dartmouth College), Anything Goes (NCCT Teens), and South Pacific (Opera North); and assistant directed Trick or Treat and Mamma Mia! (Northern Stage). Other favorite productions include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Legally Blonde, The Heidi Chronicles, The Learned Ladies, Sweeney Todd, How I Learned to Drive, Time Stands Still, and The Last 5 Years. Assistant Director: 1776 (Paper Mill), Pirates! (Huntington), and Dramatis Personae (Cherry Lane), and The Sisters Rosensweig (South Coast Rep). He has worked with Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, and Goodspeed Musicals. He spent three years as the Director of Theater at the Kingswood Oxford School, teaches at Terpsichore Dance and Theatre Company, and is a member of the Educational Theatre Association. Josh received his BA from Dartmouth College and is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at UC Irvine. Love and thanks to friends, family, and Philip.

Mitch Marois
Director of Marketing and Sales 

Mitch Marois is thrilled to have joined the Barn in 2017 as Marketing Associate, then to step into the position of Director of Marketing and Sales for the 2018 Season. Mitch is Founding Associate Producer with JAG Productions, based in the Upper Valley of Vermont. Productions with JAG include August Wilson’s Fences, JAGFest2017, and Choir Boy. As a teaching artist, Mitch has worked with Northern Stage’s Shakespeare in the Schools program, the National Dance Institute in New York, and MTCA: Musical Theatre College Auditions. Mitch has also worked as an AEA Actor and Stage Manager, and as a director and choreographer. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University.

Elliott Cunningham
Company Manager, Artistic Associate

Elliott is happy to be back ‘on the porch’ for his fourth consecutive year. Last season he came on as Company Manager and is continuing that this summer and performing in Little Women. Barn credits include: Crazy for You, Shrek, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Souvenir, and All Shook up. Other favorite credits: Lead Production Singer, Cunard Line Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, Altar Boyz, Urinetown, The Secret Garden, Addams Family, Hairspray, My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, The Shadowbox and Brigadoon among others. BFA, Musical Theatre, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. LTMDGBR.

Beth Adele Perregaux
Business Manager

Beth is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College. Beth is very happy to be celebrating her 13th season at the Barn! She joined the staff in 2006. Beth has been coming to the Playhouse for many years and cherishes the history of the Barn and is very proud to be a part of the current team. She also enjoys helping Wynne with many of her Barn projects, while also working at Hudkins Law and with several other local businesses using her accounting skills. Beth enjoys being outdoors – walking, skiing, snowshoeing, and kayaking on Pleasant Lake. Beth is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Timothy and Paul. Beth looks forward to seeing everyone on the Porch this summer. With love and thanks to all my friends and family.

Martha Bristol
Usher Coordinator

Martha Bristol is excited to begin her 10th season on staff at the Barn as Usher Coordinator!  She has been involved with the usher group for 29 years.  There are about 120 incredible volunteers looking forward to seating our patrons this summer.  During the day she is a customer service representative at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  She is also the Treasurer for SKIT and appeared on stage this past April in Skit’s comedy The Red Velvet Cake War. See you on the Porch and enjoy the show!

Wynne DeMille
Chair of the Friends of the Barn

A Registered Nurse by profession and theater buff by preference, Wynne DeMille has been involved in the operation of the Barn Playhouse for over four decades. As one of “Norman Leger’s girls”, Wynne has served in many different capacities over the years, from publicity to costuming to marketing to working backstage. Wynne and her husband Tom were instrumental in the successful effort to preserve the Playhouse as a non-profit corporation. As Founder and Chair of the Friends of the Barn Playhouse, she led the campaign to refurbish the 302 Art Deco chairs and other interior features of the Playhouse and each year manages a major fundraising event. Her role as archivist of Playhouse activities plays a vital role in preserving the Barn’s history for future generations. After all these years, Wynne finally made her on-stage debut in 2012’s Our Town, which fittingly was presented in recognition of the Barn’s 80th Season. Wynne looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving the Playhouse as its Director of Front of House and Chair of the Friends.


2017 Summer Staff


Elliott Cunningham, Company Manager
Elizabeth Faust, Box Office Manager
Rylee Pauling, Box Office Assistant
Mitch Marois, Marketing & Administrative Associate
Danielle N. Piacentile, Sales & Marketing Assistant
Kayla May, Director of Camps Programs
Noah Shapiro, Kitchen Manager


Andrew Miller, Education Associate and
Director, Romeo and Juliet
Dana LoBuono, Stage Manager
Amanda Lee, Costume Designer
Grace Arrowood,
Scenic/Props Designer & Technical Director
Aaron Carson, 
Assistant Director/Assistant Stage

Kayleigh Campo,
Director, The Snow Queen
Brittany Sue Hines,
Director, Stuart Little


Ann Kiley & Lindsey Tompkins, Graphic Designers
Lisa Crockford of Crockford Gardens, Gardens
Glen Lohmann, Maintenance


Shay Garber, Production Manager
Brian R. Sekinger*, Production Stage Manager

Ben Montmagny, Resident Sound Designer
& Engineer
Ashley Green, Master Electrician
Cori LaPinsky, Scenic & Electrics Intern
Serena Yau, Scenic & Electrics Intern
Emily Duncan Wilson, Sound Intern
Colleen Doherty, Electrics Intern

Eleanor Seaman, Costume Shop Manager
Ashton Montgomery, Wardrobe Supervisor
Lisa Fuhr, Draper & First Hand
Jesenia Rodriguez, Costume Intern & Stitcher
Emily Wilson, Costume Intern & Stitcher

Derek Alley, Props Master
Saylor Novonglosky, Props Master
Kallen Eckert, Assistant Technical Director
& Master Carpenter
Vincent Gunn, Scenic Artist
Daniel Smith, Scenic Carpenter

Kristin Herrick*, Stage Manager
Julia Bates, Assistant Stage Management Intern
Katie Cecil Cairns, Assistant Stage Management Intern

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

A Brief History of the New London Barn

by Tom DeMille

Notable Barn Alumni
Past Seasons

The New London Barn Playhouse is the oldest, continuously operating Summer Stock theater in New Hampshire, a distinction which has gained it inclusion in the state’s Register of Historic Places.

In the summer of 1933, Mrs. Josephine Etter Holmes, Chair of the Department of Speech at Mount Holyoke College, came to New London with four female students and, with the assistance of colleagues at Colby Junior College and male actors drawn from the community, established the New London Players of New Hampshire. A disciple of the Little Theater Movement then sweeping the country, Mrs. Holmes aimed “to establish…a theater group presenting dramas of stimulating artistic & literary merit” and began pursuit of this high minded goal on July 11th at a sold out Whipple Memorial Hall. Three one act plays were presented that night. Tickets were 50 cents; pillows a nickel. Props, costumes and ushers were provided by the local citizenry. According to the New London News the show “aroused great enthusiasm…and set a new gauge for dramatic art in the region”.

That winter she purchased the Everett Barn on Main Street. Built around 1820, it sat empty as the town had long before absorbed most of the original farm for use as its hospital. Local carpenter Horace Stanley was hired to turn the hayloft into a balcony and add a box office window under the front stairs. Patrons sat on long wooden benches the evening of July 12, 1934 to see Milestones, a drama of industrial conflict in England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Not exactly an evening of song, dance and laughter but a wonderful evening was had by all. Dr. H. Leslie Sawyer, President of Colby Junior College, was the Barn’s first usher.

The advent of World War II brought significant change. Most Summer Stock theaters closed (many never to reopen) but the Barn Playhouse soldiered on with a slimmed down schedule. Mrs. Holmes sold the Playhouse in 1948 to N. Warren Weldon who downplayed experimental and classic plays in favor of “Old Chestnuts” like Life With Father and The Philadelphia Story. In typical Summer Stock fashion, each show would run for one week only with serious drama and mystery sprinkled among the many comedies.

In 1955, Norman Leger, a Nebraska native and graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, purchased a majority interest in the theater which he would guide for the next half century. The Playhouse that evolved under Norman had the feel of an old Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie. The dominant theme: “Hey kids, let’s put on a show”. He introduced musical comedy by producing Finian’s Rainbow the last week of the 1956 season and little by little the emphasis switched from the “Old Chestnuts” to the primarily musical comedy format of today. The physical plant underwent great changes with the addition of front and back porches and improvements to seating, stage and production areas.

The mission of the Playhouse also evolved over time with Norman stressing the education of young artists interested in pursuing a career in theater. Today, a typical Playhouse Company consists of a small cadre of theater professionals together with more than a score of participants in our Intern Program. Each year Interns, primarily college students majoring in theater, are selected after a careful casting process to take part in what is nothing less than Broadway Boot Camp. For fourteen weeks these young people eat, sleep and breathe theater while living together in the former Nurse’s Residence next to the Playhouse. They build sets, sew costumes, rehearse and perform, sometimes working on as many as four shows in various stages of production at the same time.

The 1992 Acting Intern Company, featuring a young Taye Diggs

Many “Barnies” have gone on to great acclaim in the entertainment business. Sandy Dennis won two Tony Awards on Broadway and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Steven Schwartz, famed composer of Godspell, Pippin, Wicked and much more served as the Playhouse’s Musical Director in the 1960s. Emmy Award winner Phillip Rosenthal was the Creator and Chief Writer for Everybody Loves Raymond and multiple winner Tom Fontana created, wrote and produced the long running TV series St. Elsewhere. Choreographer and Director Casey Nicholaw received three Tony Award nominations for his work on The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, and The Book of Mormon. Judy Kuhn, also a three time Tony Award nominee, was the original Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway. Taye Diggs starred on stage in Rent and in major roles in the movies Chicago and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. And there are hundreds of other Barnies active in theater today that owe their much of their success to the training received at the Playhouse.

Shortly before his death, Norman created a non profit corporation to carry on his work. The Board of Directors is committed to the Playhouse’s mission of “producing vibrant theater created by emerging artists, in collaboration with accomplished professionals, within and in order to preserve one of the most cherished and historic summer stock theaters in the country”.

Tom DeMille (1938-2017) was Chair of the New London Barn Playhouse, a devoted Barnie,
and a beloved friend.

New London Barn Playhouse
Board of Directors

Steve Ensign, President
New London, NH

Kimberly Bonin
New London, NH

Wynne DeMille
New London, NH

John Finck
New London, NH

Bob Odell
New London, NH

Pam Perkins
New London, NH

Vahan Sarkisian
New London, NH

Dan Schneider
Sunapee, NH

Daniel Snyder
New London, NH

Peg Theroux
New London, NH

Michael Wood
New London, NH

“Barnie” Legacy

Since 1933, thousands of young artists at the start of their careers have passed through . The New London Barn Playhouse is dedicated to the growth and education of these artists, and through the years each Intern, Apprentice, and Guest Artist has left their mark on the Barn. Here are just a few of the Barnies who have gone on to stellar careers in the industry.

If you’re a Barnie who has stories to tell, updates to share, or just want to say Hi we invite you to reach out via our Alumni Updates page!

Talene Monahon, Actor (Acting Intern, 2010)

Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector, The Wild Party


Colton Ryan, Actor (Acting Intern, 2014)

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen

Kathryn Allison, Actor (Acting Intern, 2014)

Broadway: Aladdin

Kennedy Caughell, Actor (Acting Intern, 2011)

Broadway: Natasha, Pierre…, National Tour: Wicked, American Idiot


Taye Diggs, Actor (Acting Inter, 1992)

Television: Private Practice, Day Break; Film: Chicago, House on Haunted Hill

Broadway: Rent, Headwig and the Angry Inch, Off-Broadway: The Wild Party

Casey Nicholaw, Director/Choreographer

Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Something Rotten

*Tony Award Winner*

Lewis J. Stadlen, Actor (Acting Intern, 1966)

Broadway: Minnie’s Boys, The Time of Your Life , The Sunshine Boys, CandideThe Odd Couple, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Man Who Came to Dinner, 45 Seconds from Broadway The Producers, The People in the PictureThe Nance, Fish in the Dark, The Front Page

*Three Tony Award Nominations*

Judy Kuhn, Actor

Film: Pocahontas

Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home, Chess, Les Miserables, Chess, She Loves Me, Rags, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

*Four Tony Award Nominations*

Matt Cavenaugh, Actor (Acting Intern, 1999)

Broadway: West Side Story, A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy

Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist (Music Director, 1967)

Broadway: Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden, Wicked

Film: The Prince of Egypt, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted

*Three Grammy Awards, Three Academy Awards, and One Tony Award*

Mission Statement

The New London Barn Playhouse produces vibrant theater created by emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals within, and in order to preserve, one of the most cherished and historic summer stock theaters in the country.

Board of Directors
Senior Staff
Barn History

NOMINATED for over
100 New Hampshire Theater Awards


WINNER of the New England Theatre Conference 2016 AND 2017 Moss Hart Award for Theatrical Excellence



Proud Member of and Supporter of

Our 2016 Season Newsletter is here!

Coming soon to your mailbox: the 2016 Barn Newsletter….
Keith’s letter to the community, alumni updates, a first glimpse of the 2016 Acting Intern Company, and much more. Check it out HERE!

The 2015 Season sweeps New Hampshire Theatre Awards!

We’re so honored to have been awarded multiple wins at the 2015 NHTAs, including a win for Best Professional Musical. CLICK HERE to read our press release about the event with a full list of award winners. Congratulations to our entire 2015 summer company!

The 2015 Season recognized with 27 New Hampshire Theatre Award nominations!

Our 2015 Season has received a record 27 nominations from the New Hampshire Theatre Awards, the state’s preeminent theatrical alliance. Recognition came in every available category, including acting, directing, choreography, and design work.

A complete list of 2015 NHTA nominees can be found here. We send our congratulations to all the nominees and our deepest thanks to every member of our outstanding 2015 Barn Company. You are all winners!

2016 Season Subscriptions Now on Sale!

It’s officially that time of year again: time to purchase your subscription for the 2016 season! Whether you’re renewing your subscription from 2015 or looking to become a new subscriber, don’t miss your chance to get tickets to all of our mainstage productions for the 2016 season. Subscriptions can be purchased over the phone by calling (603) 526-6710 or by visiting the box office anytime after 11 AM for the rest of the 2015 season.

 Tuesday July 7: “Fells Night” at the New London Barn!

The Fells is a historic 83.5 acre estate in Newbury, NH. Each year, thousands of people enjoy the history and natural beauty of the gardens, trails, and the lovely home itself. In appreciation of this New London treasure, Tuesday, July 7 is “Fells Night” at the Barn! Fells members will receive a 20% discount to the show that evening, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to support the Fells organization.
Join us and help support this wonderful place!

Join us for a Master Class with Mama Rose!

Crafting Your Performance: A Master Class in Acting with Theater Professor Anne Torsiglieri
Saturday, June 20, 1:00-3:00 PM
At the New London Outing Club

Join us for a master class with the extraordinary Anne Torsiglieri! Anne will lead an intimate group through a two-hour workshop designed to develop basic acting technique and cultivate performance skills. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue. For more information and to register, please call 603-526-6401.

Check out our Spring 2015 Newsletter!

Details on the upcoming season, a first look at the 2015 Intern Company, Barn alumni updates, and much more…. Take a look at our latest newsletter here!

 New London Barn Night at the New London Inn
Thursday, May 14
5:30-9:00 pm

Enjoy a delicious meal, catch up with friends, and support the Barn all at the same time! As part of their Thursday’s Child program, our friends at the Inn will donate 50% of all net proceeds from their May 14 dinner service to the Barn. Call 603-526-2791 or visit their website for reservations.

 Curtains Up!

Wednesday, April 22
at the New London Historical Society
Doors open 7 pm; performance 7:30 pm

Join our new Artistic Director Keith Coughlin and Board President Tom DeMille for a sneak peek at our upcoming season, hosted by our great friends at the New London Historical Society. Get the scoop on what’s in store with songs, scenes, backstage tidbits, and insider stories. This very popular event was absolutely packed last year – don’t miss it!

 The Barn’s 2014 Season recognized with 19 Award Nominations!

Nominations for the state-wide New Hampshire Theatre Awards have just been announced, and it’s been another great year for the Barn! The nominees are (drumroll, please):
Best Musical
A Little Night Music; Kiss Me, Kate
Best Director
Lily King, A Little Night Music; Keith Coughlin, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Musical Direction
Andy Roninson, A Little Night Music & Kiss Me, Kate
Best Choreography
Jen Jankuska, A Little Night Music; Keith Coughlin, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Actress
Carol Dunne, A Little Night Music; Sara Schoch, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Actor
David Bonanno, A Little Night Music; Ryan Andes, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Supporting Actress
Sara Masterson, A Little Night Music; Kathryn Allison, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Supporting Actor
Colton Ryan & Taylor Wright, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Lighting Design
Sarah Cogan, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Costume Design
Amy Sutton, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Scenic Design
Jordan Janota, Kiss Me, Kate
We proudly congratulate this year’s nominees, as well as our entire extraordinary company of outstanding artists and dedicated staff. Winners will be announced in late January – we’ll keep you posted!

 The New London Barn welcomes New Producing Artistic Director, long-time Barnie Keith Coughlin. Click here to read about the Barn’s future.

2015 Season Subscriptions On Sale Beginning Wednesday August 6!

Get your subscription today to lock in the best possible deal for next summer. Titles under consideration include The Sound of Music, Gypsy, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Showboat, and Steel Magnolias. Whatever the final shows turn out to be, one thing is guaranteed: it will be another spectacular summer. Call the Box Office at 603-526-6710 for details on how to subscribe for our 2015 season!

Check out this fantastic feature article from their June 2014 issue.
Thanks so much to a great publication for featuring the oldest continuously operating summer theater in the state!

Read All About It:
The 2014 Season Newsletter is here!

Artistic Director Carol Dunne’s season message, a first look at the 2014 Acting Intern Company, fantastic Barnie alumni updates, and more…… Click here to read up on everything that’s coming your way this summer!

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

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 Rain, Ragtime, 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

 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!

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)

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


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!


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

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!

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The Drowsy Chaperone
Carol Dunne – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
B.T. McNicholl – The Drowsy Chaperone
Joel Mercier – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Joel Mercier – The Drowsy Chaperone
Ralph Perkins – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sarah Case & Keith Coughlin – The Drowsy Chaperone
Tom Ford – Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Tom Ford – Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
Anne Torsiglieri – The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone
Jason Moody – Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone
Alex Syiek – Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone
Chloe Tiso – Janet Vandergraf in The Drowsy Chaperone
Clare Eisentrout – Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Allison Crutchfield – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Valerie Bart – The Drowsy Chaperone
Nathan Rux – The Drowsy Chaperone


Click HERE to make your gift online!

The New London Barn Playhouse is a historical landmark and a cultural resource within the Lake Sunapee area of NH. Like most theatres, the New London Barn Playhouse cannot survive on ticket sales alone.  As an IRS recognized 501 (C)3 Non-Profit Corporation, all donations are tax-deductible and help support an establishment that provides over 70 jobs a year, arts education, and strong community ties and activities.


Become an Usher

The New London Barn is always in need of volunteer Ushers for our Summer Seasons.  If you are interested in donating your time in exchange for complimentary tickets, please contact Martha Bristol, House Manager / Usher Coordinator, at for more information.

Attend Our Shows

As a performing arts theatre, our number one hope is that you will support us by seeing our work.  Consider becoming a Season Subscriber.

Volunteer Your Time

The Barn would never have survived all these years if it weren’t for our Friends & Volunteers.
For ways to volunteer your time, contact Wynne DeMille, Director-Front of House at

Donate an Item on our Wish List

As we grow and continue to strive for excellence, so does our Wish List. Your gift is tax-deductable and a great way to contribute. For more information on how you can donate, Please email our Company Manager Elliott at

Wish List

The Barn needs to replace an aging Honda CR-V and an even-older pickup trick. They are becoming too expensive to fix, so if you have an older dependable station wagon, a small suv, or a truck, we would be thrilled to put them to great use!

For our kitchen:
Commercial-use 20-cup food processor ($675)
Commercial-use meat slicer ($700)
Quality knife set and block ($300)

For our production departments:
Dust mops for stage management ($40 each)

Portable speakers for the rehearsal room ($100 each)
Music Stands ($25 each)

Gently used bicycles for our company to use in the summer. Unfortunately, we do not have tune-up funds so we would appreciate them being in good riding order!

Business Sponsors:
Supporting the Theater you Love

The businesses below have helped make our 2018 Summer Season possible via a significant sponsorship of a production or program. Show your gratitude: thank them, patronize them, support them!

For information on supporting the Barn in our 2018 Summer Season through a Barn Business Alliance Membership, a Business Sponsorship, or a playbill advertisement, please contact
Interim Director of Development/Managing Director Jody Cooper at

Our 2018 Season Sponsors

Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor

71 Main Street, Sunapee

The only restaurant on Lake Sunapee, with great food, friendly staff, and spectacular views. Open 7 days a week, with live entertainment and trivia every week. The freshest seafood delivered daily, hand-cut steaks, award-winning clam chowder, and more!

116 Newport Road, New London 

Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank offering a full-range of financial services for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Featuring 35 branches in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as 14 convenient branches along the coast of Maine, we recognize, appreciate, and support the unique people and culture in the places we call home.

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8 Reeds Mill Road, Newport

Proudly serving customers throughout NH and VT since 1973. We are your one-stop solution, offering a wide variety of products and services, including quality concrete and aggregate materials, concrete pumping, retaining walls and construction supplies.


331 Main Street, New London

Working with clients since 1984 to create and manage wealth through asset allocation, investment management, charitable giving, estate planning and business succession strategies. Focused on achieving your financial goals, and working every day to earn your trust.

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Serving New London since 1986

Professional arborists, turf & plant health care specialists, horticulturalists and land-care experts caring for trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens and fields. Accredited by the BBB of NH as an A+ Rated company and by the Tree Care Industry Association. We’re All About Your Life Outside.


257 Newport Road, New London

Our great staff makes all the difference, building stronger organizations and healthier communities. Welcoming the opportunity to help solve your problem, they take the time to understand your specific needs, standing behind our products and services and helping you to get that job right.


541 Main Street, New London

Colby-Sawyer College integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. With an emphasis on learning outcomes, including breadth and depth of knowledge, self-growth, critical thinking, and effective communication, we prepare students to make a positive impact on the world.

13 Labombard Road, Lebanon

Dartmouth Coach offers convenient, quality bus service between the Upper Valley and Boston, Logan Airport, and New York City. Work or relax onboard our comfortable, modern coaches, featuring amenities such as free on-board Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, movies, music, and refreshments.  We work hard to provide a hassle-free, enjoyable travel experience and friendly, professional customer service.  Want to learn more? Visit us at

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351 Sunapee Street, Newport

The largest independent family owned Building Material/Home Center in NH & VT; founded in 1962, family owned and operated for over 50 years. Offering High Quality and Value with an experienced staff committed to customer and community.


 Local Branch: 178 County Road, New London

Offering full-service banking and personalized guidance for individuals and businesses seeking to make confident decisions about their finances, as well as a premier locally-owned wealth management firm.  At Ledyard we help you plan well so you can live well.

330 Old Rte 11, Elkins

Marshall’s Garage has been providing automotive service and repairs to the Kearsarge, Lake Sunapee area for over 71 years. Our ASE Certified Technicians have the technology and knowledge to service your Foreign or Domestic vehicle. We provide convenient and thoughtful advice for all of your automotive needs.

259 Newport Road, New London

We are proud to announce that Mascoma Bank is now a Benefit Corporation®. As a mutually owned bank without shareholders, we have always been committed to remaining independent and to re-investing profits in our community. Our first priority has always been—and always will be—you, our customers. Now, as a B-Corp, we will take that commitment even further.

35 Main Street, Newport

M.J. Harrington Jewelers proudly celebrates their 70th anniversary this year! Their commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and thoughtful customer service go hand-in-hand with a deep dedication to the community. Visit their website to experience the hand-crafted New Hampshire Heritage Collection, available exclusively at M.J. Harrington Jewelers.

253 Main Street, New London

A step into Morgan Hill Bookstore reveals almost 2,000 square feet of floor space and shelves well stocked with knowledgeable and interesting selections of books in all categories.


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A historical village in the heart of New London where the past is preserved for the future. Dedicated to the protection of our history through the collection and conservation of artifacts, collaboration with other regional organizations, and educational programming for all ages

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353 Main Street, New London

A grand old New England Inn boasting a rich history dating back to 1792. Capturing the spirit of yesterday but offering the luxuries of today, with unique features and ample amenities including an exceptional onsite restaurant and newly renovated tavern.


394 Main Street, New London

Locally owned and operated by the Souliotis family for 23 years. Open 7 days a week, with an expansive menu offering something for everyone including pastas, salads, subs, a wide variety of sides, and of course, all kinds of pizza!

196 Newport Road, New London

Your hometown community bank, locally owned and operated since 1895. A mutual institution offering full-service banking services to both business and individual customers, and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our customers, employees and communities.

353 Main St. – Under New London Inn

Come on over to the other best seat in the house. We’ve got a lighthearted atmosphere where you can kick back, relax and ponder the finer things in life — like going to the dump or talking to Murray at Clarke’s. We’re excited to have been voted best barbershop in the state by readers of New Hampshire Magazine. And, like the Barn, we now have air conditioning. See you on this Porch and ours!


New London- Hooksett – Concord

Classic favorites for breakfast and lunch; creative surprises on the menu; smiling faces at the door. It’s a lot of small things, but we know it’s the small things that add up to big smiles and a better experience. “Good Eats & Great People!”

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356 Main Street, New London

An assisted-living residence with both historic charm and modern amenities, reflecting the look and feel of a private home. Offering various levels of personal care in a warm, intimate setting in order to provide greater independence, individuality, and a nurturing spirit.

The Barn Business Alliance:
Enriching the fabric of life in New London

The Barn Business Alliance is a coalition of businesses united by their dedication to and support of the theater. In addition to the businesses listed above, 2018 Season Alliance members include:


Allioops! Flowers and Gifts Bonin Architects Capitol Alarm Systems
Colby Insurance Group Grounds Coffee Shop McGray & Nichols
New Hampshire Public Radio Northcape Design The Rowley Agency
Rum Brook Market Soonipi Magazine Stiles & Associates
Uniquity Pilates & Training   YCN: The Kearsarge Chronicle