The Round Barn Theatre: 2018 Season
Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Red!
The 2018 season includes “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Red!” The season features the recently released to regional theatre’s “Mamma Mia!” Featuring the music of ABBA,the nostalgia of The Rat Pack Lounge where Frank, Dean, and Sammy hold court, the 32nd production of Plain and Fancy, Happy Days with the Fonz, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Lend Me A Tenor, and, for the first time in twenty two years, the theatre’s first revival of everyone’s favorite red head, Annie! Plain and Fancy at Amish Acres is now the second longest currently running musical in America following Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera.
The season includes 280 performances from April 11 through December 31st. Plain and Fancy will run Tuesday evenings, Wednesday and Saturday matinees. All other shows are performed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings plus matinees on Thursday and Sunday.
2018 Season Subscriptions
Theatre Season Subscription - $129.95 per adult
Thresher's Dinner & Theatre Subscription - $219.95
Theme Dinner & Theatre Season Subscription - $239.95
Free Season Tickets for Children - Thanks to the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund. Annie not included.
Box Office (800) 800-4942
The Round Barn Theatre is Northern Indiana’s only producing theatre with sets, costumes and props all designed and built by a full time artistic staff. The professionally acting company is housed on the farm’s campus. A season subscription base numbering into the thousands provide the core of the audiences which come from across the country during visits to Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort.
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Twenty nine years of Plain and Fancy, the magnificent round barn, Theme Dinners
Free Season Tickets for Children
The Joseph Stein Stage
The Round Barn Theatre's stage is dedicated to Joseph Stein, who co-wrote the book for Plain and Fancy, which was the first new musical to hit Broadway in 1955. It ran for 462 performances. Now after thirty years, The Round Barn Theatre's perennial production has surpassed 3,600 performances being seen by over 355,000 patrons.
Purchase one or more adult season tickets, and get season tickets for all of the kids (6-11) in the family for free! Call (800) 800-4942 for your Free Season Tickets for Kids. Free Season Tickets for Children is funded, in part, by the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund.
The 2018 "Something Red" Season
April 11, 2018 – May 20, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: April 27
Frank, Dean, and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth. It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. Now he and the boys have one night to make things right. No need for look-alikes or impersonators—just a cast who can charm your audience with hits like “My Way,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.” With over 30 hit songs, “The Rat Pack Lounge” will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers. More...
May 23, 2018 – October 13, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: May 25
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 2018 production marks the 32nd anniversary year that The Round Barn Theatre has produced “Plain and Fancy” making it one of the longest running shows of all time. More...
June 6, 2018 – July 15, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: June 8
“Mamma Mia” has recently been released to regional theatres and The Round Barn Theatre is among the first in the nation to bring it to local audiences. The Smash Hit jukebox musical’s name is taken from ABBA’s 1975 chart-topper "Mamma Mia".
It includes such hits as "Super Trouper", "Lay All Your Love on Me", "Dancing Queen", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "Take a Chance on Me", "Thank You for the Music", "Money, Money, Money", "The Winner Takes It All", "Voulez-Vous", "SOS" and the title track. Over 60 million people have seen the show, which has grossed $2 billion worldwide since its 1999 debut. More...
July 24, 2018 – August 26, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: July 27
Barry Manilow's unforgettable hit song is brought to life onstage in this entertaining nightclub spectacle. "Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl...." So begins this tale of romance and stardom that has captivated audiences across the globe. With sensational originality, “Barry Manilow's Copacabana” is a show that will leave you breathless.
Stephen, a present-day, aspiring songwriter, is in the midst of writing a tune that tells the story of Lola: fresh off the plane from Tulsa, she arrives in New York with showbiz aspirations. Tony is a bartender/composer who falls in love with her and helps her become a Copa girl. Lola, of course, attracts the amorous attentions of Rico. When Rico goes a bit too far by abducting Lola and taking her to his rival nightclub in Havana, Tony and the whole Copacabana crew set off to rescue Lola!
Audiences will delight in “…Copacabana's” splashy production numbers and the slew of brand new Barry Manilow songs. A return to traditional American musical theatre flair, the large cast size boasts numerous chances for performers to shine, while the title alone will incite the interest of subscribers and entire newcomers to the theatre. More...
September 4, 2018 – October 14, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: September 7 & October 5
Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures television series, “Happy Days-A New Musical” reintroduces one of America's best loved families, the Cunninghams -- yes, Howard, Marion and Joanie are here too -- to a whole new generation of kids and parents.
The famed drive-in malt shop and number one hangout, Arnold's, is in danger of demolition. So the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. Even Pinky Tuscadero, Fonzie's childhood sweetheart, returns to help and -- lo and behold! -- they rekindle their old flame. “Happy Days-A New Musical,” comes from the amazing music from Oscar-winner Paul Williams and a book by the TV series original creator Garry Marshall. Return to the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin' fun. More...
October 17, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: October 19
“Lend Me A Tenor” is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. More...
November 9, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Theme Dinner Menu: November 16
Breakfast with Santa: December 8
Meet the Characters Theme Dinner: December 15
Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. More...
World Premier: The White Buggy
The White Buggy written by resident blogger and reviewer, will be performed in a One-Night-Only full production on the Joseph Stein Stage on Tuesday, September 18th at 8:00 pm.
Local auditions for "The White Buggy" will be held 5pm to 8pm, Friday August 10th, and 10am - 12pm Saturday August 11th. More...