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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Co-Presents “Carousel”

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WILSON, N.C. — A symphony-backed concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical comes to eastern North Carolina, with multiple cities and performances planned. “Carousel,” directed by Lauren Kennedy and presented by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, and Theatre at Barton, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, and conclude with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. on August 30. Tickets range in price from $36 – $47, and are available by visiting www.theatreraleigh.com, or by calling (919) 832-9997. “Carousel” then comes to Wilson on […]

Broadway’s Alan Campbell Returns to Barton for “Oh, What A Night III!”

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WILSON, N.C. — Broadway star Alan Campbell returns to Wilson to star in “Oh, What A Night III!” produced by Lauren Kennedy, directed by Alan Coates, and co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. The show opens Barton College’s fifth theatre season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, August 28-29, at 8 p.m. Appropriate for all ages, this year’s concert promises to be an impressive event. “Two years ago, we created a unique concert event as part of the “Hot Summer Nights” season and brought it to Barton for two sold-out performances,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at […]

Broadway’s Alan Campbell To Star In “Oh, What A Night!” On September 3-4

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WILSON, N.C. — Broadway star Alan Campbell returns to Wilson to star in “Oh, What A Night!” produced by Lauren Kennedy and co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. The show opens Barton College’s third theatre season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus with performances scheduled for Saturday evening, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. For three years, Theatre at Barton has partnered with Raleigh’s acclaimed professional theatre company, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy led by Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell. As a result of this partnership, Theater at Barton has […]

“It Takes Two, An Evening With Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell” on April 15th at the Boykin Center

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WILSON, N.C. — Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell, the ever popular and charismatic husband and wife team, and the namesakes for Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, return to Wilson for an evening of music and laughter in “It Takes Two” An Evening with Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell. The event will be held on Friday evening, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boykin Center on Nash Street in Wilson. This husband and wife team has combined Broadway and musical pedigrees that emphatically confirm their remarkable range and versatility.  The Wall Street Journal has said of Campbell, “Alan Campbell is a charismatic golden boy with a voice to match.” […]

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Opens On Barton Stage Thursday, October 14

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WILSON, N.C. – Witches, ghosts, prophecy, and murder converge “upon the heath,” promising a spellbinding evening of theatre in October. On Thursday, Oct. 14, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will open on stage in Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre with evening performances Thursday through Saturday, October 14-16, at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. A special preview performance for invited guests will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13. In recent years, Theatre at Barton has produced an incredible array of plays and musicals. New, contemporary American voices have been heard on stage alongside timeless masters from around the globe. Barton’s second season in the beautiful, new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre opened with Broadway star and […]

Setting the Stage for Saturday’s Black Tie Gala

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WILSON, N.C. – Think Theatre! Think Barton!  On Saturday, September 12, the curtain will rise on the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre (http://www.barton.edu/theatre) at Barton College in Wilson. A Black-Tie Gala, celebrating the grand opening of the theatre, culminates in a world premiere production of “Drift,” a new musical by New York composer Jeremy Schonfeld, directed by Lauren Kennedy, and co-produced by Raleigh’s “Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy.” The Black Tie Gala will honor theatre donors who have contributed $2,500+ toward the construction of the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, a Wine and Cheese Reception, with a second presentation of “Drift,” […]

Broadway Stars Break Ground for Black Box

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Wilson, N.C. – Broadway stars Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell joined with campus and community dignitaries on April 24, to break ground for the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. Granting more than just their names to the theatre, the husband and wife team hope to use their New York connections to bring fellow Broadway stars to Barton to enrich our students’ educational experiences. Seeking to enrich the learning experience of Barton’s theatre students, Campbell said that there are “plenty of directors and people we know” that could interact with the theatre program. Kennedy remembered her early exposure to theatre professionals such as Terry Mann while she was at […]

Barton Breaks Ground for Black Box

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Wilson, N.C. – With golden shovels and upturned earth, the Barton campus and special invited guests will celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on Thursday, April 24, at 11:30 a.m. Named by former Barton trustee K. D. Kennedy, Jr., in honor of his daughter, Lauren Kennedy, and her husband, Alan Campbell, the black box theatre will provide a versatile space for Barton’s students to perform their craft. Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell will attend the event and provide special remarks. Both accomplished actors, they have performed on and off Broadway and provide Barton with a unique connection to the world of theatre. To learn […]