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 resurrected 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.
April 9 - May 25, 2014
Little Shop of Horrors tells the tale of a nerdish florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. More...
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The Round Barn Theatre is northern Indiana's only professional repertory musical theatre company. Actors audition from across the country live on Amish Acres farm and perform eight shows per week. 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
The witty, tuneful tale of a nerdish florist who discovers his chance for success and romance with the help of a growing carnivorous plant. Based on the low-budget 1960 film of the same name, Little Shop of Horrors is a laughable send-up to B-movie horror flicks blended with the music of 1950s girl-group pop, doo-wop, and early Motown soul. The musical features and excellent book by Howard Ashman, a 1974 Indiana University graduate, and an outstanding score by Tony and Academy Award winning composer, Alan Menken. The duo went on to pen The Little Mermaid(1989), the first Disney animated movie in 30 years, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. More...
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...
Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose the Musical tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of a local minister’s efforts have banned rock music and dancing. Footloose originally opened on Broadway in 1998 and ran for 709 performances and was nominated for four Tony Awards. A remake of the film opened in movie theaters in 2011. Originally produced on the Joseph Stein Stage in 2004, Footloose remains one of our most popular summer shows. More...
July 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Theme Dinners: August 15 & 22, 2014
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women focuses on the four March sisters – brassy, tomboy and aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind hearted Beth and, of course, their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union chaplain during the Civil War. The 2005 Broadway production garnered its star, Sutton Foster, a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a musical. 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 Round Barn Theatre celebrates the return of the Second Stage with the “most-produced” play in America!
In honor of the ten year anniversary of the Second Stage opening its doors, The Round Barn Theatre will be reopening the Locke Township Meeting House’s theatrical endeavors for the first time since 2009 by presenting Greater Tuna.
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 and Art.
Greater Tuna is the first in a series of 4 comedic plays, each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. Greater Tuna is an affectionate comment on small-town Southern life and attitudes. The play is notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. This unique piece of theatre is considered to be the “most-produced” play in the United States, and will have Round Barn patrons rolling in the aisles. More...
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!