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Theatre at Barton Presents Coop’s Homecoming April 8-10

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WILSON, N.C. — March 30, 2021 —  Theatre at Barton’s “Coop’s Homecoming,” by Barton alumnus Zachery Rayburn, has been rescheduled for Wednesday – Friday, April 8-10. The theatre performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Seating will be limited to 16 seats in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each for student, seniors, and military. Reservations must be made online at barton.edu/theatre. No tickets will be sold at the door. Rayburn first debuted a staged reading of his original musical at the 2017 New Works Festival in […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents “Student Produced Works” March 26-27

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to present “Student Produced Works” on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Barton College budding authors and playwrights have submitted original works for students by students. Seating will be limited to 16 seats in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each for student, seniors, and military. Reservations must be made online at barton.edu/theatre. No tickets will be sold at the door. These creative 10-minute plays, stories and poems will be fully […]

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Pride of Doves Opens on Theatre at Barton Stage on November 12

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Pride of Doves” by Doug Robinson on November 12 through November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and also on November 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This dramatic production examines systemic racial, social and criminal justice issues and offers a thought-provoking message to the audience regarding a responsible approach to ending the cycle of injustice. The playwright is actively working with Barton theatre faculty and students to prepare this abstract theatrical production for its North Carolina premiere. Q&A sessions with the cast and theatre team will occur immediately following each show. There will be limited […]

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Theatre at Barton presents 2020 Senior Showcase Highlights on October 2

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WILSON, N.C. — September 24, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to host the 2020 Senior Showcase scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. A variety of highlight performances will be presented by the 2020 Barton Theatre graduates on the outdoor stage in front of the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Performances will include — “Savannah Smiles” by Savannah Wall,       “Hidden Beneath the Surface” with Synthandria L. Stockwell,       The Last Five Years” featuring Jamie Allen (with Zachery Rayburn ’16), and       “Prince Not Included” with Ashley Keefe.       Unfortunately, 2020 graduate Jenna Sutton will not be available to […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “Spoken Word” on September 18 on the Kennedy Family Theatre Lawn

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WILSON, N.C. — August 27, 2020 — Theatre at Barton will present “Spoken Word” on the campus lawn of the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. This program will provide a stage for students, faculty, and staff at Barton College to share viewpoints of unique interests via stories, poetry, songs, or other forms of communicating awareness. Please note that this program will not be an open mic format. Submissions of performance material for the program by members of the Barton campus community will be accepted via email until September 1st, to Sherry Lee Allen, director of Theatre at Barton, at slallen@barton.edu. “We are proud to […]

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 […]