The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres
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 resrrected at the historic farmstead to become a resident repertory professional theatre.
Over one hundred Broadway musicals have been produced over the last 16 years. 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.
September 9 - October 19, 2014
Adapted from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, this Pulitzer Prize winning Drama tells the story the Franks, a Jewish family who spent two years in hiding. More...
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The 2015 Season includes The Marvelous Wonderettes, Plain and Fancy, Grease, Anything goes, Smoke on the Mountain, Harvey, and Mary Poppins. $129.95 per Adult More...
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Bring your ticket stub from any other Broadway, Regional or Community Theatre to receive a 1/2 price ticket to any performance in The Round Barn Theatre. You will experience the difference! More...
"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
October 22, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Theme Dinner: October 24, 2014
Adapted from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, this Pulitzer Prize winning Drama tells the story the Franks, a Jewish family who spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne’s father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in over 60 languages. The play opened on Broadway in 1955 receiving the Tony Award for Best Play and a nomination for its star, Susan Strasberg. The show revived in 1997, in an adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, starring Natalie Portman as Anne, and Broadway juggernaut George Hearn, and received two nominations for 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. More...
Based on the 1990 book, “Shrek!” and the 2001 DreamWorks film of the same name, Shrek The Musical tells the story of everyone’s favorite Ogre, who reluctantly befriends a talkative donkey. Together they set out on a journey, which takes them through many of the most recognizable fairy tales. Shrek opened on Broadway in 2008 and ran for 441 performances receiving 8 Tony nominations and winning for best Costume Design. Shrek The Musical promises to be the perfect holiday treat for children both young and old. More...
Second Stage Productions
The brain child of Artistic Director 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. In 2008 the Second Stage produced Thorton Wilder's Our Town as the first ever play on The Joseph Stein Stage. 2009 became a banner year for the Second Stage when Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park became the first play to be incorporated as part of the Round Barn Theatre's main stage season. In addition to its work in the Locke the Second Stage has produced notable Staged Readings of Take Me Along, Anne of Green Gables, The Spitfire Grill, Rags, Floyd Collins and Carmelina. These costumed readings were performed on The Joseph Stein Stage and featured a full cast of actors and orchestra. Stay tuned for details about our 2015 Second Stage Productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning parable, Doubt; and for the first time since our inaugural repertory season, Stephen Schwartz's Godspell will make its return to Amish Acres around Labor Day. More...