The Miracle Worker Comes to the Barton Theatre Stage February 21-23

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UPDATE — As a result of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, the Thursday evening performance of “The Miracle Worker” has been canceled. Those planning to attend the Friday or Saturday evening performances, or the Sunday afternoon performance, are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance at https://www.barton.edu/theatre/tickets/ WILSON, N.C. — February 20, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to present “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson, as this dramatic production traces the life story of Helen Keller and her relentless, devoted young teacher, Annie Sullivan. Because of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, the show will delay its opening until Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre […]

Theatre at Barton’s Holiday Cabaret Presents “The 1940’s Radio Christmas Show” on December 7

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One show only!  Don’t miss this holiday treat! WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2019 — It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Theatre at Barton presents its Holiday Cabaret production of “The 1940’s Radio Christmas Show.” The Kennedy Family Theatre will be transformed into the WKFT Radio Station, and theatre guests will celebrate the season as members of a special “studio audience.” Don’t miss this holiday treat for the whole family as there is only one performance on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets in advance online at www.barton.edu/theatre, Adult $12, and Senior, Military, Child $6 each, or bring an unwrapped toy to donate for admission […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Godspell November 7-10

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WILSON, N.C. — October 30, 2019 — Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “Godspell,” which features a clever script and pop rock music, based on the gospel of Matthew. Originally conceived by John-Michael Tebelek in 1970, this concept was used for a directing project while he attended graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. The musical score was written by Stephen Schwartz, known for the famed shows “Wicked,” “Pippin,” ”Children of Eden,” and for movies including “Prince of Egypt,” “Pocahontas,” among others. “Godspell” will open on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday […]

Theatre Raleigh and Theatre at Barton Present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” September 27-29

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WILSON, N.C. — September 10, 2019 — Barton College is proud to present Theatre Raleigh’s production of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — the Educational Tour on September 27 through 29. Join the Barton College community as they kick off the academic year with this frolicking, original adaptation of a classic Shakespearean tale.  Theatre Raleigh brings this creative version to life with focus on storytelling and humor. Audiences can expect a high-energy performance, including music, dancing, interaction with students and patrons of all ages in a family-friendly production. Barton College is thrilled to host two student-focused performances on Friday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the […]

Stellar Singers and Starlight Dance Band Promise A Golden Age Performance on Sept. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — September 10, 2019 — “Jazz It Up,” featuring the smooth harmony of the Stellar Singers backed by the big band sound of the fabulous Starlight Dance Band promises to be a “must-see” performance for those attending the fifth annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment. The program will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.   Talented vocalists Sherry Lee Allen, Eddie Atkins, Hannah Slaughter, Tim Messina, Elizabeth Winstead, Alex Guyton-Lange, Bobbie Jo Bone, and Cory Whaley will bring to life those favorite melodies of the Golden Age of Song.   This […]

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 […]