New London Barn Announces 2018 Summer Season; CAMELOT, NEWSIES, and More
Grab your straw boaters and put on a smile because the New London Barn Playhouse is back again for its 86th Summer Season! Building off the successes of 2017 Summer Season, which broke attendance records and earned the Barn the 2017 New England Theater Conference's prestigious Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater and the 2017 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Professional Musical, the summer tradition continues with more professionally produced, top-quality plays and musicals. The Box Office opens May 26, so come on by to pick up your tickets, greet the company, and grab a t-shirt!
The Main Stage Season begins with Camelot, the Golden Age classic of chivalry and love from Lerner and Loewe, running June 13-24. A timeless tale of the triumph of the American spirit, Little Women tells the story of the resilient March family, running June 27-July 8. Playing July 11-15 comes the howlingly hilarious comedy Sylvia, which answers the question "What's my dog really thinking?" Then, come and meet those dancing feet July 18 - August 5 when the Barn takes you to that famous thoroughfare in old New York, 42nd Street. The New Hampshire premiere of the Broadway smash Newsies leaps its way across center stage August 8-19. To close the historic 86th Summer Season, the Barn presents Murder For Two, a musical love letter to the whodunit murder mystery, running August 22 - September 2.
The 86th season features a dazzling crop of talented new Barnies in the 2018 Acting Intern Company! Producing Artistic Director Keith Coughlin traveled to New York, Boston, and to universities across the United States seeking the best and brightest upcoming talent for this season. After auditioning over 1,000 actors, the cohort of 14 Acting Interns is as dedicated as it is skilled. These actors are world travelers focused on personal missions beyond acting in fields like education and direction. They're already award winning, many with specialized training from outside their college programs and who are already originating roles in new works. Get ready to meet Caroline Didelot and Andrew Nelin from Baldwin Wallace University; Gabriel Florentino from Point Park University; Justine M. Goggin from Dartmouth College; Graham Hancock, Jake Pedersen and Daniel Teixeira from Penn State University; Frenchie Mancuso and Sam Pearson from Elon University; Dean Marchant from The Boston Conservatory; Monica Owen and Alexander Robertson from The Hartt School; Sara Sargent from Emerson College; and Carly Valancy from The University of Northern Colorado. They'll see you on the Porch!
This fresh take on a familiar favorite will give Barn audiences the chance to not only hear from the 2018 Acting Intern Company, but experience one-of-a-kind cabarets with Barn alumni and friends. Tickets are selling out fast for this series, so get them as soon as you can!
Each Spotlight Series evening offers two performances, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm on July 2, July 23 and August 13. Visit www.nlbarn.org/spotlight for the full listings and to purchase tickets, or call 603-526-6710.
The Barn's Junior Intern Company is comprised of approximately 30 dedicated young performers, ages 12-18, who produce and perform the Children's Theater Series. The Series includes five shows, with four presented on the historic Barn stage and one FREE outdoor production. This year the Junior Intern's are tackling Play Ball! June 29, Puss in Boots July 6, Love's Labour's Lost (FREE outdoor performance) July 21, Giants in the Sky July 26, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang August 16 and 18. All performances are 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, and tickets can be purchased at nlbarn.org or 603-526-6710.
Now more than ever, the Barn is proud to continue its commitment to arts education by offering 5 weeks of camps for budding actors and actresses! 2018 camps are geared towards artists aged 6-11, run from July 9 - August 10 with classes in the morning or afternoon, and are taught by Barn Staff, members of the Acting Intern Company, and special Guest Artists. Information and camp descriptions can be found at www.nlbarn.org/summercamps.
The best deals of the summer, right here at the Barn! FlexPasses offer audiences the ultimate in flexibility and savings. These four-pack passes can be redeemed in any combination and at any point, offering big savings and ultimate convenience! Don't want to miss a thing? Purchase a Subscription to the whole 2018 Summer Season. In addition to the savings over single tickets, Subscribers get access to a host of extra benefits like exclusive access to the Spotlight Series, free ticket exchange privileges, discounts on more tickets, and more! FlexPasses and Subscriptions must be purchased before June 13. More info at www.nlbarn.org/prices.