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The Round Barn Theatre is northern Indiana's only professional repertory musical theatre company. Actors audition from across the country live on Amish Acres farm and perform eight shows per week. You'll experience the difference between The Round Barn Theatre and touring companies, community, church, civic, summer stock, college and school productions.
In celebration of the 27th season of Plain and Fancy, The Round Barn Theatre surrounds it with one of the most varied seasons it has produced over the last quarter of a century. The main stage comes alive with Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, Plain and Fancy, Nunsense A-men, 9 to 5 the musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Arsenic and Old Lace, plus, for the holidays, The Wizard of Oz.
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Buy one or more adult season subscriptions, and get free season tickets for all of the kids (6-11) in the family free! Grandparents may get up to four grandchildren season tickets free! Call (800) 800-4942 for your Free Season Tickets for Kids.
Kid's Free Season Tickets funded in part by the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund.
The Joseph Stein Stage
The Round Barn Theatre's stage is dedicated to Joseph Stein, who co-wrote the book for Plain and Fancy, his first work for the musical theatre. This light hearted look at the differences between the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and a young couple from New York City, was the first new musical to hit Broadway in 1955. It ran for 462 performances. Now after twenty-four years, Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre's perennial production has surpassed 3,600 performances and played before over a 355,000 patrons. This stage has become the national home of Plain and Fancy.
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Call 1-800-800-4942 ext. 2 to Purchase Your Season Subscriptions and you will receive eight major subscriber benefits of nearly $100 in additional services and preferred patron privileges on top of the savings of $76 or 40%.
Season Plain and Fancy Visa. Attend any additional performances free with the purchase of a ticket at regular price; a great entertainment option for out-of-town guests!
FREE 2013 Arts & Crafts Festival Ticket $7 value. You won't want to miss our 51st annual celebration of Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival, August 1 - 4, 2013.
Kids, believe it or not, are now free, thanks to the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund.
(Each family can secure free season tickets for all of their children up to the age of 12. Grandparents can add up to four grandchildren to their subscriptions free as well. The Wizard of Oz is not included with the free subscriptions)
You can reserve your favorite seats for the entire 2013 season
Exclusive ticket exchange privileges with no additional fee
FREE Amish Acres VIP Card. Receive a 10% discount on most products and activities in 2013.
50% off room Rate at the Nappanee Inn; another great option for out-of-town guests! Subject to availability. Black out dates apply. Limit one per household.
The 2013 Season
CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES 2: A SECOND HELPING
April 10 - May 26, 2013
Theme Dinners: April 19 and May 3
“Cooking up laughs, and stirring up trouble.”
Due to the thrilling success of the first production and the phenomenal audience response, The Round Barn Theatre has decided to continue the story of this unique group of women.
Originally produced by Troupe America, Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, reassembled the original creative team, picking the story up in 1969 with the world changing. As protests of the Vietnam War increase and the women everywhere are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. With their heartwarming humor and antics, Church Basement Ladies 2 takes us from the High School students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary night. More...
PLAIN AND FANCY
May 29 - October 19, 2013
Theme Dinner: May 31
A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property. Here they meet the Amish folk, whose convoluted English speech, clothes and habits haven’t changed for centuries. The clash of cultures educates and entertains at the same time in this quaint musical comedy. It was the first Broadway show for both composer Albert Hague and author Joseph Stein who each went on to win Tony awards for Redhead and Fiddler On The Roof, respectively. More...
June 11 – July 21, 2012
Theme Dinners: June 14 and July 19
Nunsense A-Men brings all the hilarity and warmth from Dan Goggin's original script and score of Nunsense, with the amusing twist of the characters being played by men! Staged in Brazil as Novicas Rebeldes before transferring to New York City in 1998, Nunsense A-Men has received rave reviews and standing ovations from subsequent productions. Some of the notable stars Nunsense A-Men boasts include “Laugh-In” star Arte Johnson as Mother Superior and Olympic Champion Greg Louganis as Sister Robert Anne. To quote the New York Times: “A Change of habit, boy, oh boy!” More...
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
July 30 – September 1, 2013
Theme Dinners: August 16 and 23
With Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 the musical was originally produced on Broadway in 2009. This hysterical adaptation of the hit film was nominated for four Tony Awards and 15 Drama Desk Awards, the most by received by a production in a single year. With an excellent Book by Patricia Resnick to accompany Parton’s toe-tapping score, 9 to 5 the musical combines all the charm and nostalgia from the film into a lively stage production that will have Round Barn audiences humming the tunes all the way home. More...
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
September 10 – October 20, 2013
Theme Dinners: September 27 and October 18
Based on the short story “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet and the hit MGM film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun, romance and bursting with the rambunctious energy of the movie. Featuring a Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, Music by Gene de Paul, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opened on Broadway in 1982, following a U.S. Tour.
A successful London production followed, and revised versions met with success on in U.S. regional theatres’ and in amateur productions on both sides of the Atlantic. The Round Barn’s production in 2002 remains one our most popular shows in the history of the theatre. More...
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
October 23 – November 10, 2013
Theme Dinner: October 25
The famous comedy written by Joseph Kesselring became best known for the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. This classic farce follows two charming and innocent elderly women who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother. Of the twelve plays written by Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace, which opened on Broadway in 1941, is the most successful. According to the opening night review in the New York Times, the play was “ so funny that none of us will forget.” More...
Based upon Baum’s novel and the classic film starring Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz follows little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreaming of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto on their trip down the Yellow Brick Road, traveling through the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Originally produced on the Joseph Stein Stage in 2003, the Round Barn’s immensely successful production was directed and choreographed by Broadway great and RBT favorite, Dirk Lumbard. More...