The joy of the Christmas season returns with this sparkling production! Come and relive the sheer exhilaration of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghost-guided journey into his Past, Present and Future, where despair gives way to hope, and reclamation awaits all who seek it. A memorable gift to treasure with family and friends that will leave you wrapped in the warmth of holiday spirit.
Megan hates country music singer Rick Montgomery, and she and her best friend Kimmy have decided tonight’s concert will be his last. The two teens hatch an ill-conceived plot to kidnap the country music star in this laugh-out-loud, offbeat comedy. Songs will be sung, shots will be fired, and the girls will discover that revenge ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
When scientist Victor Frankenstein infuses the spark of Life into his Creature, he begins a haunting examination of what it is to be human and the price we pay for playing God. A uniquely theatrical experience, this play is a Barter audience favorite and the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season.
It’s Christmas time at the Cincinnati Zoo, and everyone there eagerly anticipates the birth of Fiona, the zoo’s first baby hippo. Seven-year-old Lois, the zookeeper’s daughter, is especially excited – she’s counting on Fiona 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 Fiona – and Christmas? A heartwarming musical adventure for the whole family.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Barter’s Wizard of Oz at the Moonlite Drive-In. Hear about the ups, downs, ins and outs of making this exciting and unique idea a reality! What does it mean to be on a “quaranteam”? What were the unexpected snafus? What’s it like to play to an audience of cars? Find out from the people who made it happen!
Hannah Ingram has been a member of Barter’s resident acting company since 2008, when she came to play the title role in our production of Evita. Since then, she’s been seen in dozens of roles—comic, dramatic, musical, and everything in between. Come find out how the daughter of two actors found her way to Barter and to becoming a vital member of the Abingdon community!
Join actors Mary Lucy Bivins, Jasper McGruder, director Barrett Guyton, and costume designer Lee Martin to hear about their work on this beloved show. Mary Lucy and Jasper will share stories from their careers in theatre, and their history with the characters of Daisy and Hoke, as well as answer all your questions!
In 2002, Barter began developing what would become one of the most popular shows in its recent history, Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Stories of the Carter Family. Join playwright Doug Pote and actor Eugene Wolf (AP Carter) to find out how this show changed their lives!
Barter’s 2019 production of Audrey Cefaly’s play Maytag Virgin became one of our audience’s favorites of the year. Join director Tricia Matthews, cast members Nick and Wendy Piper, and playwright Audrey Cefaly for this unique chance to hear from the artists about the joys and challenges involved in putting up this beautiful, life affirming play!
Barter’s production of Richard III in 2018 was a landmark in a number of ways: from its breathtaking performances, to its thrilling fights, to a complete re-structuring of the Smith Theatre that placed the audience in the center of the action. Join director Katy Brown, set designer, Derek Smith, and actors Andrew Livingston (Richard) and Sean Campos (fight choreographer) to find out the challenges and joys of mounting this memorable production!
Here at the Centennial of women getting the right to vote, Barter is telling the story of the moment the vote became a reality, and the family at the heart of the drama. Playwright Catherine Bush, director Nick Piper, and actors from the play discuss the show, share highlights and take you on the journey of the creation of this musical.
Since arriving at Barter only two seasons ago, Kim Morgan Dean has quickly become a favorite among our audiences playing everything from Princess Fiona in Shrek to Susan in Wait Until Dark. Join us for a conversation with Kim about her life in the theatre and what led her to Barter.
Nick Cristano, a single, 29-year-old, has just been offered his dream job, but it means leaving his hometown. His grandparents, with whom he has eaten Sunday dinner every week of his life, do not take the news well, and they get creative in an effort to keep Nick from leaving. Outrageous plans are made, a blind date is arranged, and stories are told, with hilarious results. The show is guaranteed to make you love your family all over again this Christmas season.
The Show Must Go On! During this time that we are unable to offer our productions live, we are happy to share the filmed version of our productions with our loyal audience. Each recording will include the full performance as well as special bonus features and educator resources.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
w/ Wayne & Jayne Henderson Martha Spencer & Whitetop MountainBand
A world premiere from the author of Civil War Voices. Jewish refugee Henry Stern flees Nazi Germany at the age of five to start a new life with his family in the small town of Opelika, AL. Many years later, Henry makes an amazing discovery that gives new insights and meaning to his life’s journey. A story filled with joy, sorrow and resilience, this new musical reminds us to embrace and celebrate life.