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The Round Barn Theatre: 2016 Season Tickets


Amish Acres



This is All Very New to Me!



The Round Barn Theatre is northern Indiana's only professional repertory theatre company, making it the perfect place to present the classics of Musical Theatre that never go out of style. Actors audition from across the country, live in cast housing on Amish Acres property, and perform in up to nine shows per week. You'll experience the difference between The Round Barn Theatre, and touring companies, summer stock, community and educational theatre from the moment the curtain opens to reveal our renowned Regional Theatre.

No matter how many times you have seen Plain and Fancy and Fiddler on the Roof, live theater is never the same twice! Now, during Indiana's Bi-Centennial commemoration, Amish Acres adds a three decade celebration of its own, as Plain and Fancy celebrates 30 years on the Joseph
Stein Stage.

2016 Season Subscription Brochure
2016 Season Press Release
2016 Season Preview by Frank Ramirez
Forever Plaid
Plain and Fancy
All Shook Up
Crazy for You
Fiddler on the Roof
The Miracle Worker
A Christmas Story, The Musical



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Plain and FancyJoin Us For Shoo-fly Pie!

Plain and Fancy is celebrating its 30th Anniversary on the Joseph Stein Stage in The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana after over 3,000 performance before audiences totaling over 300,000!

So every season ticket holder who comes to any 2016 performance will share a piece of Shoofly Pie with the Miller family who are getting ready for the big wedding.

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Twenty nine years of Plain and Fancy, the magnificent round barn, Theme Dinners

For 29 years Hilda Miller has sung "This is All Very New to Me," in Plain and Fancy, when she is swept off of her feet at the prospect of Dan King's affection. This massive 2016 season will sweep everyone off their feet! The season takes its cue from the perennial Plain and Fancy, the theatre's signature musical about Amish life and love that will celebrate its 30th year at Amish Acres. The repertory season kicks off with the boys from Forever Plaid making their return to the Joseph Stein Stage, followed by All Shook Up, a collaboration of Shakespeare and Elvis. Dance the night away with the Gershwin Brother's Crazy for You ,and the RBT "Tradition" Fiddler on the Roof returns for the fourth time, followed by the stunning drama, The Miracle Worker, and everyone’s favorite Holiday movie marathon is brought to life in A Christmas Story, The Musical.  We invite you to renew your subscriptions now so you can secure one of the area's best values in family entertainment!                                       

The season runs from April 13th through December 31st and will include nearly 400 performances in typical six week runs making it the busiest stage in Indiana. The popular Second Stage productions will return with The 39 Steps. The usual complement of Theatre for Young Audience productions and summer acting camps, will "Round" out the 2016 season.


Amish AcresNOW! Kids’ Season Tickets are Free!

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.


The 2016 "New To Me" Season


April 13, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Theme Dinner: April 15

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory.  Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered they shared a love for music, and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts.  Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they become Forever Plaid.  Originally produced on the Joseph Stein Stage in 2006, Forever Plaid  is a guaranteed smash with its program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950’s, including “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Chain Gang,” “Heart and Soul,” and “Rags to Riches.”

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May 25, 2016 - October 15, 2016
Theme Dinner: May 27

A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property. Here they meet 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, respectively, to win Tony awards for Redhead and Fiddler On The Roof. The Round Barn Theatre has become the national home of this 1955 Broadway hit. This 2016 production marks the 30th anniversary year that The Round Barn Theatre has produced Plain and Fancy making it one of the longest running shows anywhere.   More...

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June 7, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Theme Dinner: June 10

"Teaming up Will Shakespeare and Elvis is like...well no other duo." It’s 1955, and into a square little town, in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”  The musical premiered on Broadway in 2005, where it ran for 200 performances before making its way around America at regional theatres. More...

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Crazy for YouCRAZY FOR YOU

July 26, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Theme Dinner: August 19

Crazy for You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance.  And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream!  Crazy for You opened on Broadway in 1992, and ran for 1,622, on its way to winning the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical.  It features some of the Gershwin’s most prolific hits, including “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Embraceable You,” and “Someone To Watch Over Me.” More...

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Fiddler on the RoofFIDDLER ON THE ROOF

September 6, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Theme Dinners: September 9 & October 7

Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and of course, Joseph Stein.  Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon, and features such iconic and beloved songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”  The 2016 production will mark the fourth time the Round Barn Theatre has visited this story with past productions featuring Jerry O’Boyle, Robert Geils and Jeremy Littlejohn in the archetypal role of Tevye. More...

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October 19, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Theme Dinner: October 21

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller.  The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge.  Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such.  Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.  The play premiered on Broadway in 1959, and ran for over 700 performances on its way to four Tony Awards, including Best Play, Direction (Arthur Penn), Actress (Bancroft), and Stage Technician (John Walters). More...

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November 11, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Theme Dinners: November 18 & December 9
Meet the Characters Theme Dinner: December 16
Breakfast with Santa: December 10

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas.  Set in the 1940s in the fictional town Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts – an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.  All the iconic scenes from the film are here, and the delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue,” “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t. More...

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