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John’s music directing/ conducting credits include LES MISERABLES, SOUND OF MUSIC, SOUTH PACIFC, SUNSET BLVD, MAN OF LA MANCHA, ROCKY HORROR SHOW, SPAMALOT, WEDDING SINGER, LEGALLY BLONDE, CURTAINS, BIG RIVER, CHICAGO, BLOOD BROTHERS, PHANTOM, CATS, INTO THE WOODS, MUSIC MAN, BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, 1776, ZORBA, OLIVER!, and five tours of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Regional theatres include: GREAT LAKES THEATRE FESTIVAL (OH), IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, BARN THEATRE (MI), OCEAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY (RI),GALVESTON OUTDOOR MUSICAL THEATRE (TX) ROUND BARN THEATRE (IN), NEBRASKA THEATRE CARAVAN, SIERRA REP THEATRE (CA), THEATREWORKS(CA), and Diamond Circle Melodrama (CO). As an actor he’s appeared as Archibald: SECRET GARDEN, Narrator: ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Pseudolus: FORUM, Madam: PACIFIC OVERTURES and several productions of PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Major Gen) MAN OF LA MANCHA (Sancho) PUMP BOYS AND DINNETTS (L.M.) and GREATER TUNA. John studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has been a proud member of Actors Equity for two decades.

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The Barn Theatre School to Kick Off 2024 Summer Season with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

The Barn Theatre School kicks off its 2024 summer season with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, featuring guest artist and alum Eric Peterson. Enjoy a night of comedy and mishaps now through Sunday.
CLUE Comes to The Barn Theatre Beginning This Week

The Barn Theatre brings the classic, thrilling, board game to life on stage in the adaptation of CLUE starring Lance Barber of CBS’s Young Sheldon and Robert Newman of Guiding Light fame. Learn more about the upcoming production here!
KEN LUDWIG'S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY Comes to the Barn Theatre This Month

The Barn Theatre brings a hilarious thriller to the stage with KEN LUDWIG’S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY. From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. The mystery’s afoot!
ANYTHING GOES Comes to The Barn Theatre This Month

The Barn Theatre sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning ANYTHING GOES July 5 - 16. 
ROCKY HORROR SHOW is Back at The Barn Theatre

Back with gender-bending abandon, the Barn Theatre School presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, playing October 21 - 23 & 28 - 30. Do the Time Warp again!
Barn Theatre to Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN This Week

The Barn Theater will present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for one week only, August 30 through September 4. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 5:00 PM.
Barn Theatre Presents CINDERELLA This Month

The classic fairytale dreams come true in the Barn Theatre’s production of the family friendly delightful musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, playing July 12 through 24.
Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
BIG The Musical Comes to The Barn Theatre

The Barn is bringing this classic 1987 motion picture fantasy to the stage! With laughter, music, and heartfelt moments, Josh learns to be careful what you wish for because being big isn't child's play.
The Barn Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD

The Barn Theatre presents Sweeney Todd this July! The story of the demon barber of Fleet Street is a dark, witty and Tony Award-winning musical tale of love, murder and revenge. Playing July 2 - 14.
Photo Flash: Sierra Rep Serves Up Non-Stop Fun With ROUTE 66!

Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid, and you've got the high-octane fun of Route 66! Roger Bean's Route 66 is a jukebox comedy about a gang of rowdy Chicago service station attendants who take an imaginary road-trip from Chicago to L.A. singing tunes by Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller and The Beach Boys, just to name a few. They sing, they dance, and they 'act up' in this fast-paced, dynamic show for the entire family.
The Barn Theatre Presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

Woody Allen's sharp-edged musical farce BULLETS OVER BROADWAY comes to the Barn Theatre August 14 - 26!
The Barn Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Disney's smash hit musical BEAUTY AND THE BEAST comes to the Barn Theatre July 31 to August 12! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this very child-friendly musical extravaganza is filled with dazzling production numbers and memorable songs.
Barn Theatre Presents Of RUN FOR YOUR WIFE

Get ready for side-splitting hilarity as The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training presents the superb British farce RUN FOR YOUR WIFE playing now through July 29! 
Barn Theatre Production Of BONNIE & CLYDE Opens July 3rd

Fearless, shameless, exciting…The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training presents the sexy and compelling musical BONNIE & CLYDE playing July 3 through July 15!
Barn Theatre Production Of HAIRSPRAY Opens Tuesday, June 19th

Ready for something big??? The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training presents the family-friendly musical HAIRSPRAY starring Robert Newman playing June 19 through July 1!
Barn Theatre Announces Production Of NOISES OFF

The dizzying farce comedy NOISES OFF opens at the Barn Theatre June 12th! Playing just one week through June 17, Robert Newman joins the Barn company for this second production.
Barn Theatre Announces Production Of NOISES OFF

The dizzying farce comedy NOISES OFF opens at the Barn Theatre June 12th! Playing just one week through June 17, Robert Newman joins the Barn company for this second production.
Barn Theatre Announces THE CIVIL WAR Starring Robert Newman

The Barn opens its 72nd season with Frank Wildhorn's musical extravaganza playing one week only -  June 5 - 10!

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