Full of laughter and sidesplitting Southern sass, this Broadway musical comedy is based on the hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Come watch these three unlikely friends as they scheme to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Toe-tapping fun for the whole family!
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 Daisy Werthan’s son hires Hoke to drive her around town, the indomitable Daisy has no idea that her stubborn chauffeur will soon become a permanent fixture in her life. Over the span of twenty-five years, these two develop an unlikely bond that challenges the idea of friendship during America’s Civil Rights era. Featuring two of Barter Theatre’s all-time favorite actors – Mary Lucy Bivins and Jasper McGruder.
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.
A funny, lyrical, & moving play about two strong & stubborn women. Grace, a feisty, cantankerous 90-year-old, plans to live out her life in her ramshackle cabin high in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. She has no use for Glorie, the volunteer health worker assigned to care for her. As the two women get to know each other, they reveal their secrets, dreams & fears in this story about the power of healing and the joy of life.
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.
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today—someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook… or is she? Come along with the Barter Players as we journey with America’s favorite kindergartener through the world of friendship via the Lost and Found. Fun for the whole family.
Murder. Power. Lust. Greed. Dark forces fuel the Macbeths’ sinister ambition for the crown and their horrifying descent into madness. Don’t miss this intimate and action-filled adaptation specifically tailored for Barter’s Smith Theatre.
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.
Wendy Darling and her younger brothers love nothing more than playing make-believe in their family’s upstairs nursery. Then one night, a young boy named Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinkerbell fly into the nursery window and whisk the Darling children away to a fantastical Neverland filled with Lost Boys, pirates, and a man-eating crocodile. Brought thrillingly to life with only six quick-changing actors and your imagination, the Barter Players’ special brand of creativity make this an adventure you will never forget!
In order to get her wings, the Turquoise Fairy must prove her worth by helping the lonely woodcarver Gepetto open his heart to love. But when she decides to bring his wooden boy Pinocchio to life, both the Turquoise Fairy and Gepetto find themselves on the ride of their lives. This faithful retelling of the classic story is a whale of a good time!
King Demetrius and Queen Miranda have always longed for a child and when their daughter Aurora is born, their joy is complete. Then at Aurora’s christening, a three-headed monster named Carabosse places a curse on the baby and all seems lost. Only the skill of the Three Sages and the love of a certain handsome prince can change this curse into a blessing. Bursting with magic, mystery and romance, this play is sure to delight the dreamer in us all.
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!
Storms have flooded the roads, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the Charitable Sisterhood of Pennington Gap, VA from fulfilling their mission. When these ladies meet to organize a relief effort for homeless Guatemalans, they are greeted with a mountain of community donations – & that pile of stuff is hiding a thing or two. Join us in the church basement, where our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to save the world… & each other.
It’s not fair! All of Ryan’s classmates have dads they get to do cool stuff with, but Ryan is stuck with his single mom Gladys who’s a boring old bookkeeper. Then one day Gladys’s adding machine spits out a Top Secret Superhero Signal and Ryan finds himself on a mother-son mission to save the galaxy from the Evil Doctor Nemesis! Join Ryan on this brand-new space adventure as he discovers the truth about his mom and what it really takes to be a hero.
There’s no place like Barter to see America’s favorite musical! Join Dorothy & Toto as they skip down the yellow-brick road with only a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, & a Cowardly Lion to protect them from the Wicked Witch of the West. This joyous classic is a must-see for young & old alike.
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.
It’s 1920, the world is changing, and no one feels it more than the Burn family of Niota, TN. The family’s first tractor is purchased, indoor plumbing arrives in town, & a young girl unexpectedly comes into their lives. Meanwhile, the country is abuzz over the controversial 19th Amendment that would give women the right to vote. In the end, women’s suffrage comes down to a single man: Harry Burn from Niota. Little does Harry know that a letter from his mother will change the course of history forever. Inspired by true events. August 18 marks the 100th Anniversary of Tennessee’s Role in the Ratification of the 19th Amendment.