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The Round Barn Theatre Survey 2014 Season

Full Show Synopsis

April - May

She Loves Me
Two Co-Workers who argue endlessly unknowingly connect to each other through a romantic pen pals service. Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; who collaborated on Fiddler on the Roof.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
The Baby Boomer Musical.

Quilters
The lives of American Pioneer women are brought to life through this musical based on the book: The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art.

A Year With Frog and Toad
based on the Frog and Toad children stories, this musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog.

Little Shop of Horrors
A down and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.

28th Season

Plain and Fancy

June - July

Anything Goes
*Set on board an ocean liner, Anything Goes is Indiana native Cole Porter’s best known work.

Shrek The Musical
*based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

Oliver!
*based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, it will engage the audience with its pathos and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding score!

Grease
*a Round Barn revival of the 2003 smash hit!

The Pajama Game
*based on the novel 7 ½ Cents by Richard Bissell, the original production won the Tony for Best Musical and the 2006 Broadway Revival starring Harry Connick Jr. won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

July – September

Little Women
*based on Louisa May Alcott’s own family experiences (and novel), follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America.

My Fair Lady
*A Round Barn revival of the Lerner and Loewe classic.

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
*A jukebox musical based on the life and career of early rock and roller Buddy Holly.

Jane Eyre
*Charlotte Bronte’s classic tale of gothic romance gains a hauntingly beautiful score and tragically moving songs in its musical adaptation.  Nominated for five Tony Awards.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
*From the Composer of Guys and Dolls comes a satire of big business and all it holds sacred. How to Succeed…follows the rise of J. Pierpont Finch, who uses a little handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.  Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

 September – October

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
*a Round Barn Revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic!

The Drowsy Chaperone
*a rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained.

Fiddler on the Roof
*a Round Barn Revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time!

HMS Pinafore
*This Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera takes place aboard the British ship of the same name.  The Captain’s daughter is in love with a lower-class sailor, although her father intends for her to marry the “First Lord of Admirality.” 

All Shook Up
*based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and adapted with Elvis Presley music, somewhere in the Midwest, within a village that no one knew about, in the 1950’s, Chad, a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing roustabout brings intrigue and mystery to the dreary little town.

October - November

The Boys Next Door
*Tom Griffin’s very funny, yet touching story about the lives of four “mentally handicapped” men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing social worker.

The Miracle Worker
*derived from Helen Keller’s Autobiography, The Miracle Worker describes the relationship between Keller – a deaf, blind and almost feral child, and Annie Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism and international celebrity.

The Diary of Anne Frank
*winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and based on the book: The Diary of a Young Girl.

A Streetcar Named Desire
*a tragic and effective drama, this celebrated play ranks as one of the greatest in the history of theatre.

12 Angry Men
*adapted from the 1954 teleplay of the same title, the drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial.  Winner of the 2005 Tony and Drama Desk for Best Revival of a Play.

Holidays

Beauty and the Beast
*a Round Barn Revival of the Disney classic!

Elf
*is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.  Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.  Based on the film starring Will Ferrell.

A Christmas Story
*based on the 1983 film and the short stories of author Jean Shepherd, nine year old Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock.  While using various schemes to convince his parents to get him this gift, he continually bumps into objections from others.

Children of Eden
*from Stephen Schwartz comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith.  Freely based on the book of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children.

Annie
*Revived for the first time since the Round Barn Theatre’s first season of Repertory theatre, Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical.