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2006 Round Barn Theatre Season

the 20th Anniversary of
Plain and Fancy and the 10th Anniversary of Repertory Theatre

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Plain and Fancy, Forever Plaid, Bye, Bye Birdie, Camelot,
Fiddler on the Roof,
and A Christmas Carol

plus Rags, a Costumed Staged Reading, and
Enter Laughing
a Second Stage Production

One of the things I love about the theater
is that you always find the “heart” of a show

- Lou Harry
Indy Men’s Magazine, Editor in Chief

Indiana’s only resident repertory musical theatre company a national destination for musical theatre lovers.

Through the magic of live musicals in The Round Barn Theatre you will discover a most convenient, casual, informal, family-friendly, up close, and easy-to- reserve-seats theatre.

You will find the air fresh, the seats comfortable (to most,) and the rustic patina and homey, historical, and country flavor relaxing. You’ll meet the actors following each show and at receptions, previews, readings, and second stage productions. It’s simply delightful!

And every musical is filled with stories of life, love, irony, tolerance, understanding, and peace among all men and women; it can’t get better than that.

Six Musicals, One Musical Costumed Staged Reading, One Second Stage Production of Enter Laughing. Less than twice the price of a movie!!

Celebrating 20 Years
Plain And Fancy
April 18 - October 28
Plain and Fancy

Attended by patrons from many lands – its universal themes speak
to every age and culture over 50 years after its Broadway debut

Music: Albert Hague
Lyrics: Arnold Horwitt
Book: Joseph Stein & Will Glickman

Plain and Fancy was the first Broadway musical to open in 1955, shortly before Silk Stockings and Damn Yankees, and ran for 461 performances followed by over 350 performances in London. It was a hit by any standard.

Now, five decades later, Amish Acres has become the national home for this delightful musical, celebrating its 20th season, after 2,900 performances before 258,000 patrons.

It is the heartwarming tale of a New York couple that experiences a rare glimpse of life and love on an Amish farm. Whether it is your first trip to Bird-in-Hand or a return visit, the community revealed through Plain and Fancy's music, laughter and joy, will touch people of all origins, backgrounds and faiths!

The theatre's stage has been dedicated to Joseph Stein, co-author of the show, whose support and guidance has given the theatre much of its charm, character, and direction. Among its songs "Young and Foolish" became one of the years most popular songs, recorded by Dean Martin. Other popular pieces include "It Wonders Me," "Plenty of Pennsylvania," "Follow Your Heart," and "Plain We Live," which was sung at the United States Postal Service dedication ceremony for its Amish Quilts commemorative stamps on the Round Barn Theatre's stage.

A Heavenly Evening of Theatre
Forever Plaid
May 3 - June 4
Forever Plaid

Book by: Stuart Ross
Lyrics by: Various
Music by: Various
Musical Continuity Supervision
and Arrangements by: James Raitt

Take a trip into limbo where the four “Plaids”, a fictional tight harmony group from the 1950s who met an untimely end, are given one last chance to perform the big gig they never got to. It’s The Heavenly Musical Hit of your favorite songs from the ‘50s. Songs like “Perfidia,” “Catch A Falling Star,” “Cry,” “Three Coins In The Fountain,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Chain Gang,” and “Heart and Soul,” just to name a few. “Screamingly funny! Entirely enchanting, utterly entertaining, awesome! Will put a smile on your face, a hum in your throat and a tap to your feet.” New York Post, Letter-perfect! Sweet, funny and thoroughly amusing.” The New York Times, "The laughter doesn't stop! Delightful, original, and funny!" Associated Press

We Love You Conrad
Bye, Bye Birdie
June 13 - July 23
Bye Bye Birdie

Music: Charles Strouse
Lyrics: Lee Adams
Book: Michael Stewart

The worst possible thing has happened! Conrad Birdie, the biggest singing sensation of the ‘60s has been drafted! Teenie-boppers from all over the country are crying and fainting at the thought! Before he heads off to war, his manager has cooked up the ultimate publicity stunt. He will kiss one randomly chosen member of his fan club goodbye on the Ed Sullivan Show. Little does Kim MacAfee from Sweet Apple, Ohio, know that her life is about to change forever when she becomes the lucky girl to receive the “One Last Kiss.” Set in the 1960s, this is a fond and hilarious look back at an innocent age where teenagers ruled the world and parents did their best to keep them from growing up too fast. This show is sure to help you “Put On A Happy Face!”

For One Brief Shining Moment
August 1 - September 10

Don't let it be forgot,That once there was a spot -- For one brief shining moment -- That was known as “Camelot.”

Music: Frederick Loewe
Lyrics and Book: Alan Jay Lerner

The legendary Camelot is the kingdom that saw the birth of the Knights of the Round Table and met its end when King Arthur and his most noble and loyal knight, Lancelot, find that they are in love with the same woman, Guinevere. We see the birth and rise of the legend in all its glory and splendor, and its final days, which have spawned countless tales of chivalry and sacrifice. Camelot is one of the most enduring legends of all time and continues to captivate audiences today. ith a lush and memorable score by Lerner and Lowe, who also wrote My Fair Lady and Brigadoon, this is truly one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Songs such as “I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight,” “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys Of Maidenhood,” and, of course, “Camelot” will fill the theatre and your heart as you watch this spectacular tale of knights and their quests of bravery and love.

Our Third Production of Joseph Stein's Classic
Fiddler on the Roof
September 19 - October 29
Fiddler on the Roof
“Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions our lives would be as
shaky as... as a fiddler on the roof!” Tevye, The Milkman

Book by: Joseph Stein
Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
Music by: Jerry Bock Based on Sholom Aleichem’s stories
by special permission of Arnold Perl.

Returning to the Joseph Stein Stage by popular demand for its third production, Fiddler on the Roof, based on the short story “Tevye and His Daughters” by Sholom Aleichem, was one of the first musicals to defy Broadway’s established rules of commercial success. It dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggle to hold on to one’s beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment. Criticized at first for its “limited appeal,” Fiddler on the Roof struck such a universal chord in audiences that it became, for a time, the longest running production in the history of Broadway. Set in 1905, Fiddler on the Rooftakes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in the face of a changing world. When his eldest daughter, Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter’s happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anatevka, dangerous forces which threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve. Introducing the memorable songs, “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “To Life.”

The Most Popular Christmas Story in the English Language
A Christmas Carol
November 7 - December 31
A Christmas Carol

Bah, Humbug! A Christmas Classic!

Book by: Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens
Music by: Alan Menken
The story by Charles Dickens

The Charles Dickens classic is sure to provide a visual feast for your holiday season! With a score by Alan Menken, composer of Beauty and the Beast, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, of Ragtime, it is sure to be the perfect event for the Christmas season. Ebenezer Scrooge will be joined by Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim and all of the beloved Dickens characters, as well as a few ghosts. So gather your loved ones and enjoy the timeless tale of lost love and redemption

Additional 2006 Joseph Stein
Festival Productions

A Joseph Stein Festival Production
Summer Staged Reading
Joseph Stein Stage
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Book by: Joseph Stein
Music: Charles Strouse
Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

In a sense, Rags picks up where Fiddler on the Roof leaves off. At Fiddler’s close, the beaten residents of Anatevka leave in search of a new beginning; Rags chronicles another group’s discovery of that future. During the early part of the twentieth century, crammed aboard trans-Atlantic steamers not unlike the closed quarters of slave ships, European immigrants swarmed to New York Harbor seeking a piece of the American dream. It is a turn-of-the-century immigration tale of a young Jewish woman and her son who find that New York is as daunting as the old country they fled; touches on themes with proven resonance in the musical theater. It is written by a pedigreed creative team: composer Charles Strouse, lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and author Joseph Stein. Rags contains ten songs including “Brand New World,” “Penny A Tune,” “Children Of The Wind,” “Wanting,” “Blame It On The Summer Night,” “Dancing With The Fools,” “For My Mary,” “Rags,” “Three Sunny Rooms,” and “Yankee Boy.”

A Joseph Stein Theatre Production

Enter Laughing
Enter Laughing
Second Stage Production
The Locke Township Meeting House
August 20, 21, 27 and 28 and September 3 and 4, 2006, 7 p.m.

Book by: Joseph Stein
Based on the novel by Carl Reiner

The Round Barn Theatre will produce Enter Laughing, by Joseph Stein, as its Second Stage production for the 2006 season. It is a comedy adapted from the novel by Carl Reiner. This comedy is about a young man trying to extricate himself from overly protective parents and two too many girlfriends, while struggling to meet the challenge of an insufficient amount of time and a dearth of acting talent. If the equation doesn’t total up, the consequences do add up to an evening of hilarity. David (the young Carl) wants to be an actor, a Casanova, a man of the world. His parents want him to be a married druggist. The show opened on Broadway, March 13, 1963, and ran for 419 performances. Alan Arkin won the Best Featured Actor in a Play Tony Award® for his performance. Set in Depression-era Bronx, this cutting-the-cord, coming-of-age, Tony-Award winning comedy is directed by Jeremy Littlejohn.

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2007 Musical Theatre Season

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White Christmas
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November 6 through December 31

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