The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres
Northern 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 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
Based on the story of Joseph and his coat of “many colors” from the Bible’s book of Genesis, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tale marked the first time the prolific composer teamed up with his mainstay writing partner Tim Rice. More...
May 28 - October 18, 2014
A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property. Here they interact with the Amish community, whose convoluted English speech, clothes and habits have remained the same for centuries. 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." ~Subscription Patron
A New Yorker and his sophisticated girlfriend drive down around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to sell a piece of property. Here they meet the 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 to win Tony awards for Redhead and Fiddler On The Roof, respectively. More...
September 9, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Theme Dinners: September 12, 2014 & October 17, 2014
Based on the story of Joseph and his coat of “many colors” from the Bible’s book of Genesis, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tale marked the first time the prolific composer teamed up with his mainstay writing partner Tim Rice. The pair has since collaborated on Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. The 2014 production will mark the fourth production in the Round Barn Theatre’s history and the first since 2002. Previous RBT productions have featured David Millbern, James Ryan Caldwell and Joe Ford in the title role with Joanna Armington, Julie Barber, Andrea Digregorio and Cheryl Szuscits serving as the Narrator. More...
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...
The Return of the Second Stage
The brain child of Artistic Director Jeremy Littlejohn, the Second Stage premiered in 2004 with the classic Tennessee Williams play, The Glass Menagerie. The program gained such vast popularity over the next six years that Round Barn Executive Producer Richard Pletcher saw fit to add a non-musical to the Joseph Stein Stage’s “Main Stage” season beginning in 2009 with Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. Since its inception in 2004, the Second Stage has produced very successful productions of Driving Miss Daisy, Enter Laughing, as part of our 2006 Joseph Stein Festival, Steel Magnolias, Lost in Yonkers, Our Town, Art and Greater Tuna.
STEEPLE PEOPLE: A SOUTHERN GOSPEL COMEDY
September 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
September 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
September 7, 2014 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Book by Benjamin L. Jackson
Original Music, Lyrics and Arrangements by Travis Smith
A gospel quartet and their quirky pianist, Lola are hosting a charity clothes drive for their upcoming three city national tour of Ghana. Featuring more than twenty of the most beloved gospel songs of all time including, "His Eye is on the Sparrow", "Are You Washed in the Blood", "It is Well With My Soul" and many more! You will be laughing and singing along with this cast of characters as they talk about their life in Stinking Creek, Tennessee! More...