Friday, May 18, 2012

Barn Players 2013 Season

A Barn Junior Production
January 11 - 20
Book by Joe DiPetro
Inpired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley RATED PG
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that'll have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel."

9 to 5
February 22 – March 10
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton RATED PG-13
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 1980 feature film
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business... it's about getting credit and getting even…featuring a complete musical score by country music legend and star of the original film, Dolly Parton!

April 12 - 28
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson RATED PG-13
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Richard Nelson
The collaborators on Chess (Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA and lyrics by Tim Rice of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita) have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes "One Night in Bangkok" and "Heaven Help My Heart."

May 31 – June 16
By Del Shores RATED R
A black comedy about white trash! The author of Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. We become intimate with the "Sordid Lives" of a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the sister and her best friend (who live in delightfully kitschy homes), and the two daughters (one strait-laced and one quite a bit looser).

DANGEROUS LIAISONS (Les Liaisons Dangeruses)
July 19 – August 4
By Christopher Hampton RATED R
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a play by Christopher Hampton adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The plot focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who amuse themselves by using sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes.

A Barn Kids Production
Session 1: June 18 - 20
Session 2: July 23 - 25
Music and Lyrics By Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Music adapted and arranged / Additional Music by Will Van Dyke
Book by Cheryl Davis
Based on the stories of A. A. Milne and the 2011 Disney Animated feature film.
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks! Based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.

August 16 - 18

September 20 – October 6
Music by Duncan Sheik RATED R
Lyrics & Book by Steven Sater
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical that celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years, it has been hailed as the "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer and USA Today. Featuring music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.

November 8 - 24
Music, Lyric and Book by Rupert Holmes RATED PG-13
Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. The show, performed by members of London's Music Hall Royale, tells the story of the upstanding young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered. But who did it? Was it his drug-addicted, romantic rival John Jasper? The infamous Princess Puffer? Reverend Mr. Crisparkle? Helena or Neville Landless, immigrants from Ceylon? Someone else? In the end, the audience gets to vote to decide who done it!

Original Ten-Minute Play Festival
December 13 - 15

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