Check out the Theatre Department's schedule of performances for the Barton Theatre 2014-2015 season below!
Barton Theatre Open House
August 22, 2014 @ 3:00pm on the stage of the Fine Arts Auditorium
Stop by for free food and information on how you can get involved with Barton Theatre. Check out our new sound and lighting systems, meet the Director, fellow actors and techies. Hear about our upcoming season, Theatre scholarships and employment opportunities!
Auditions for Barton Theatre Production, Steel Magnolias
August 25 - 26, 2014, 3:00-5:00 p.m. on stage of Barton Fine Arts Auditorium
Auditions for Barton Theatre Musical, Godspell
December 2 & 3, 2014, 3:00-5:00p.m. on stage of the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium
Barton Theatre Scholarship Auditions (call to schedule an audition)
February 12, 2015
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
September 25-26-27, 2014
7:30 p.m., Barton Fine Arts Auditorium
Students – Free, Non-Students – $7
A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. "Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." —NY Daily News. "…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." —Drama-Logue. "…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post.
Barton Theatre Student Production
November 20-21, 2014
7:30 p.m., Barton Community College Planetarium
Students – Free, Non-Students – $5
Barton Theatre students direct, act and manage a full length scripted or original production as part of their Associates of Arts curriculum. Past productions include; Harry’s Hotter at Twilight, Deck the Halls with Barton Theatre, Romeo and Juliet…sort of, and Too Many Sopranos.
Godspell by Steven Swartz
February 27-28, March 1, 2015 (7:30pm, 2pm)
March 6-7-8, 2015 (7:30 p.m., 2 p.m.)
Student – $5, Non-Students – $10
Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
Barton Theatre Thespian Showcase and Awards
May 6, 2015
4 p.m., Barton Fine Arts Auditorium
Free to all
Barton Theatre students perform a variety of work from scene work, musical theatre, stand-up comedy, and monologues to performance art, improvisation and music. Reception and year-end theatre awards to follow.