KENNEDY FAMILY THEATRE

2021 - 2022 SEASON

Jonathan Scott Bennett Scholarship Benefit Concert

7:30 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021
Barton College will host the seventh annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment. This scholarship is awarded to Fike High School graduates who are recognized for excelling in the areas of scholarship, musicianship, athletics, and community service. Donation-based tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 252-825-7502. This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) and Theatre at Barton. The program, offering vocal highlights with guest artists and talented musicians will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre.

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe

7:30 p.m., Thursday - Saturday, November 11 - 13, 2021
3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 14, 2021

Travel to the darkest corners inside Edgar Allan Poe’s mind, as four of his favorite tales are blended together to create a chilling excursion. Fall under the spell of “The Raven,” “The Fall of House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and the “Tell-Tale Heart.” These familiar stories and poems are brought to life in a theatrical adaptation that will make your skin crawl, leave you frozen in fear, and questioning his madness. Perhaps you should check your heartbeat at the door.

Christmas Cabaret

7:30 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021
Join us as we celebrate this joyous season with festive stories and traditions, and some of your favorite holiday music performed by students, faculty and members of the Barton College family. Donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots as we continue partnership with Lee Ford.

Head over Heels

7:30 p.m., Thursday - Saturday, March 24 - 26, 2022
3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2022

Experience a bold new Broadway musical set to the exuberant music of the 1980’s iconic all-female rock band “The Go-Go’s” featuring hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and “Mad About You.” Journey along with a royal family in an outrageous tale of survival with laugh-out-loud humor, contagious energy, and heart. Join us in the Kennedy Family Theatre, as we turn the spotlight on the Theatre at Barton academic program students, showcasing talent both on stage and behind the scenes.

Spoken Word

7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2021
Students may share original stories, poems, thoughts, and heartfelt messages to enlighten or shine a spotlight upon a relevant issue in today’s society. Submissions will be accepted only through February 18, 2022. Listen to what other others are saying out loud and proud.

An Extra Penny

7:30 p.m., Thursday - Saturday, April 28 - 30, 2022
3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022

Signature, Inc. presents a New American Musical (book and lyrics by Cindy Lu Mancini, Music by Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian). Local author Cindy Lu Mancini brings her original script and score to the Kennedy Family Theatre for the next step in producing this compelling new American musical. Filled with laughter and heartfelt emotion, An Extra Penny crosses three generations during World War I and World War II, sharing stories of adversity, perseverance and the bonds of love, reminding us that passion breeds success in the darkest of times.