2023 with The Barter Players

All productions pending rights approval.

Classic Theatre for Kids of ALL Ages

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Gilliam Stage

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed. Junie’s friend Lucille doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Junie is also having trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. There’s a lot to write about in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal!” Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students!

Robin Hood

Barter’s Smith Theatre

Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men are determined to save their fellow citizens from the clutches of the wicked Prince John. One day, while robbing from the rich to give to the poor, Robin meets the beautiful Lady Marian, who is being forced to marry the prince against her will. Can Robin rescue her before it’s too late? Join us for an action-packed adventure through Sherwood Forest as we relive the most famous English legend of all.

Rapunzel

Barter’s Smith Theatre

An angry Witch is keeping the beautiful maiden Rapunzel prisoner in a tower with one window and no door. When Prince Frederick discovers Rapunzel’s predicament, he climbs her golden braid of hair in order to rescue her. But Rapunzel has a few surprises of her own, including a lesson in girl-power and a super-cool haircut. With Frederick at her side, Rapunzel is able to convince the Witch and the world that True Love does indeed conquer all.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Barter’s Smith Theatre

Billy Colman is a young boy growing up in the Ozark Mountains during the Depression. His family can’t afford hunting dogs, so Billy saves his dimes and pennies for two years to buy Ol’ Dan and Lil’ Ann. Billy teaches his pups everything they need to know about raccoon hunting. In return, these beloved hunting hounds teach Billy about friendship, faith, and life itself.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Gilliam Stage

It’s Christmas time at the Cincinnati Zoo, and everyone there eagerly anticipates the birth of Bella, the zoo’s first baby hippo. Seven-year-old Lois Jean, the zookeeper’s daughter, is especially excited—she’s counting on Bella to reunite her family in time for the holidays. Then the unexpected happens, and only one person can prevent tragedy. Will Santa arrive in time to save Bella—and Christmas? A heartwarming musical adventure for the whole family.

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  • VIP Will-Call for tickets & intermission concessions
  • follow the creation of a production from start to finish
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Stage Manager
  • All previous tiers plus
  • VIP parking
  • invitation to a dress rehearsal
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Leading Role
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitations for two complimentary seats at each opening performance at Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre and Stage II, including galas
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Scene Stealer
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
supporting role iconography
Supporting Role
  • All previous tiers plus
  • unlimited use of 15% discount for Barter’s Gift Shop & concessions (non-alcohol)
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Understudy
  • All previous tiers plus
  • invitation to Theatre Thursdays, a luncheon & discussion series giving you an insider’s view of Barter Theatre
  • invitation to the 2020 season preview event
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Player
  • All previous tiers plus
  • Behind the scenes tour
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Curtain Raiser
  • listing in the souvenir program
  • biannual donor e-newsletter
  • window decal