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Theatre at Barton presents “Student Produced Works” on April 7

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WILSON, N.C. — March 17, 2022 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to present “Student Produced Works” in the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College on Thursday, April 7, 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, original poetry and songs, or other forms of communicating awareness. Students have submitted many original writings and their concepts will be visualized and celebrated this year in collaboration with “Days of Scholarship and Engagement” as a live performance event. “We are proud to take a responsible role in leading our community on a journey that examines […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents “Five Hundred Nights in the Theatre: Full Circle” March 24-27

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2022 — Theatre at Barton presents “Five Hundred Nights in the Theatre: Full Circle,” a musical revue celebrating the work of Mark Peterson, Director of Music at Barton College, who will be retiring at the end of spring semester. The production scheduled for March 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 27 at 3 p.m., will feature some of Peterson’s favorite selections from Broadway musicals and Theatre at Barton productions. The performances will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. “The theme of “Five Hundred Nights in the Theatre” references the amount of time spent in rehearsal and preparation for live theatrical productions, and […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents a “Christmas Cabaret” on Friday, December 3

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WILSON, N.C. — November 18, 2021 — Tis the season to be jolly as Theatre at Barton presents a “Christmas Cabaret.” The annual holiday theatre event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. This festive program promises to offer stories, traditions, and some of your favorite holiday music performed by students, alumni, faculty, and members of the campus family. Christmas carolers, dancing elves and talented performers share songs of joy, inspiration and love, during the most wonderful time of the year. Donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots, as we continue our partnership with Lee Motor Group, […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe November 11-14

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2021 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” by Eric Coble on the Kennedy Family Theatre stage November 11-14.  A dress rehearsal performance is scheduled for November 10 by invitation only. The theatre performances will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  Seating will be limited to 60 seats in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Temperatures may be taken at the door, magnus app will also be accepted. Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each […]

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Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue on September 10

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From left to right:  Rita Bennett (seated) Jim Grant, Adam Twiss, Jamie Allen, Madeline Edwards, Sherry Lee Allen Unavailable for the photograph – Matthew Clay Raines and Hannah Slaughter WILSON, N.C. — September 1, 2021 — “Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Revue” headlines the 7th annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment in partnership with Barton College. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, in the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols.  The revue will include music from Stephen Schwartz’s most famous musical shows: “Pippin,” “Wicked,” “Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Godspell.” A […]

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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 […]