Theatre at Barton and Theatre Raleigh Present “Oh, What a Holy Night — A Christmas Cabaret” on December 7-8

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WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2018 — Ring in this holiday season at Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre with “Oh, What a Holy Night,” Theatre Raleigh’s very own Christmas Cabaret. This evening of festive musical entertainment, co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Theatre Raleigh and produced by Lauren Kennedy, will feature a wonderfully talented professional cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians. These performances of classic holiday entertainment will brighten Barton’s stage in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus for two evenings only, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. Once again Theatre at Barton will be partnering with Toys for Tots this Christmas season, and tickets for this show will free with the […]

Theatre at Barton Opens the 2018-19 Season with Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” November 8-11

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2018 — Take a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, a slipper as pure as gold…add a sinister wolf, a raging giant, a pair of lovelorn princes, and a handful of magic beans…shake vigorously, and you just may have one of the most beloved musicals of our generation! The Kennedy Family Theatre opens its 10th season with Stephen Sondheim’s modern classic, “Into the Woods.” Theatre at Barton’s fall show, directed by Sherry Lee Allen, opens on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional […]

“Little Women” Will Grace The Barton Theatre Stage April 19-22

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — The timeless story of four sisters, authored by Louisa May Alcott, is a treasured book across the generations. Now, Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “Little Women,” a contemporary Broadway musical based on Alcott’s beloved novel. The show will open on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon performance to follow on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, April 18, […]

“My Fair Lady” To Grace The Barton Stage On April 20-23

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Performances will be held April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 23 at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — April 10, 2017 — Imagine a chance meeting one rainy evening outside a London Opera House between a common, working-class, Cockney flower girl and the educated, upper-class phoneticist and prescribed bachelor Professor Henry Higgins. This is exactly where Eliza Doolittle’s soon-to-be-told story begins. Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “My Fair Lady,” a heartwarming, and often hilarious, musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s groundbreaking play “Pygmalion,” with music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick […]

“All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” Opens the Theatre Season October 20-23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — Theatre at Barton College opens its 2016-2017 season with “All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” by award-winning American playwright David Ives. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Tickets will be sold at the door and online at barton.edu/theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and alumni, $6 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for Barton students, faculty, and staff. A witty collection of short comedies, “All in the Timing” was first produced in […]

“Million Dollar Quartet” Comes to Theatre at Barton Stage Sept. 1-3

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WILSON, N.C. — August 26, 2016 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to offer the Tony Award-winning “Million Dollar Quartet” as Barton’s annual, season-opening collaboration with Lauren Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Evening performances are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. “This fantastic, jukebox show has been touring the nation and raking in the rave reviews,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton. “Theatre Raleigh’s outstanding cast, which includes Ian Fairlee, Ted Bushman, Joe Boover, and Taylor Kraft, alongside Barton and Wilson veterans Michael Kennedy and David McClutchey, will have the Kennedy Family Theatre on Barton’s […]

“Drood” Opens On The Barton Stage March 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Halfway through an ambitious second season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton, shares, “Through the transformative power of theatre, we leave the Scottish moors of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ to embark on a performance experience of another variety as Theatre at Barton proudly presents “Drood,” a musical by Rupert Holmes adapted from Charles Dickens’ ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’” “Drood” opens in Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre with evening performances Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 3 p.m. A special preview performance for invited guests will be held on Wednesday, March 2. “This […]

Sartre’s “No Exit” On Barton Stage April 22-25

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WILSON, N.C. –  Theatre at Barton will present Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit”, a mainstage production directed by first-time director and senior theatre major Christopher Wallen. Four performances, to be held in Barton’s new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, will run Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, April 25, at 3 p.m. “No Exit” is an iconic, 1944 existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre, originally published in French as “Huis Clos.” The play features only four characters, a single set and is the source of Sartre’s most famous quotation, “Hell is other people.”  (In French, “l’enfer, c’est les autres”). It has been adapted in […]

Eric Carl’s “Afric’s Muse” Debuts On Barton Stage March 4-7

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WILSON, N.C. – On Thursday, March 4, Eric Carl’s world premiere of “Afric’s Muse” will open on stage in Barton’s new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre.  Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, March 7, at 3 p.m. The audience is immediately drawn to the lead character as they are introduced simultaneously to a modern black woman named Phillis living in contemporary Boston and an articulate young black female poet and slave named Phillis Wheatley who lived in Colonial America in the late 1770s. “Afric’s Muse” celebrates Phillis Wheatley who, ahead of her time, defied the odds to embody both […]

War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II Scheduled at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Step back in time as the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library host “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” on Friday, May 1. The evening event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will include a wine reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the performance at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and reservations are available through April 27.  Please contact Cynthia Collins at 252-399-6503 or email: fohl@barton.edu. “War Bonds,” a musical journey through a war that redefined the world, explores “the dark side of war and the strange juxtaposition of the light-hearted, popular tunes of the […]