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The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres

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logoNorthern Indiana's Premier Repertory Theatre

Bringing you the Best of Broadway's Golden Age of Musical Theatre, The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is created from a 1911 round barn that was dismantled and resurrected at the historic farmstead to become a professional repertory theater company.

Over one hundred Broadway musicals have been produced over the last two decades. The professional acting company is assembled from auditions across the country and is housed on the farm. The Round Barn Theatre is a full performing arts venue with its own scene shop and rehearsal space. It employs a full time technical staff including artistic director, stage manager, sound and wardrobe designers.

 

The National Home of Plain and Fancy

An Amish Acres tradition, Plain and Fancy, fills the proscenium Joseph Stein Stage each April through October. This gentle but spirited musical comedy brought the first national attention to the quaint customs, stern morals and picturesque dress of the Amish. Over 3,000 shows have been performed, and over 300,000 patrons have marveled at Amish Acres nationally recruited cast, English Strand theatre lighting, full-scale, authentic sets and costumes over the last decade.

 

Crazy for You
July 26 - August 28

Amish AcresThis 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! More...

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Plain and Fancy
May 25 - October 15

Plain and FancyA New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down to Lancaster, PA to sell a piece of property. Here they meet the Amish folk, whose convoluted English speech, clothes and habits More...
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"Without a doubt, Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre is becoming the best regional theatre in the Midwest. As a matter of fact, I've enjoyed some of your past performances better than some Broadway shows that I've seen." ~Season Subscriber




The 2016 "New To Me" Season

 

PLAIN AND FANCY

May 25, 2016 - October 15, 2016
Theme Dinner: May 27
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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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Amish AcresCRAZY FOR YOU

July 26, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
Theme Dinner: August 19
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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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Amish AcresFIDDLER ON THE ROOF

September 6, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Theme Dinners: September 9 & October 7
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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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Amish AcresTHE MIRACLE WORKER

October 19, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Theme Dinner: October 21
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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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Amish AcresA CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL

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

Locke LogoThe brain child of Jeremy Littlejohn, the Second Stage first opened its doors in 2004. The Second Stage is located in the Locke Township Meeting House down the hall from The Round Barn Theatre. The vision of the Second Stage is to bring theatrical works to the Round Barn audience in an intimate environment, stripped down to the essentials, in order to focus on the acting and writing of each author's work. More...

 


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