Welcome to The Barnstormers 84th Season of exhilarating, professional Equity theatre. Be sure to check out a variety of local dining options. And many thanks to our season sponsor the MacCabe Family Foundation.
Now on Stage: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
through Saturday, August 23
Here’s what folks are saying about:
…More twists and turns than the trail up Mt. Chocorua…
Trapped by a snowstorm, houseguests are horrified to learn that one of them is a killer, and suspicions abound. Once again, Dame Agatha provides brilliant murderous mayhem as each suspect reveals their own sordid secrets. Whodunit? You will not know until the surprise ending.
…Mesmerizing. I kept leaning so far forward in my seat…
…This show is fabulous and brings Agatha Christie roaring into the 21st century…
“Mousetrap’ is classic Christie and Barnstormers,” said Artistic Director Bob Shea. “The crown jewel of murder mysteries has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since 1952, and, with this stellar cast, our audience is guaranteed a wonderful mix of intrigue, wit and suspense.” Generously sponsored by Macdonald Motors.
…The best Mousetrap I’ve seen…
Next Week on Stage
Little Shop of Horrors
Suppertime! Jordan Ahnquist and Rachel Alexa Norman return to The Barnstormers. Zachary DeGroot photo.
The 2014 season finale “Little Shop of Horrors” engulfs The Barnstormers’ stage August 26-30. This zany musical comedy is where 60s horror film meets Motown as Seymour, a nerdy florist, happens upon an unusual looking plant. Soon “unusual” turns into spectacular as the plant, which requires blood to survive (remember the show is part horror), becomes a vegetation sensation, raining fame, love and evil forces upon innocent Seymour.
The show was written in the 80s by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who also created songs for Disney’s “Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” When it opened in New York, it ran for five consecutive years and earned numerous awards including New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical.
“This show is campy noir and outrageous fun,” said Artistic Director Bob Shea. “The music is ridiculously good, and the plot is, well, just ridiculous. There’s no other show out there quite like it, and it’s as much fun for the actors as the audience.”
“Little Shop of Horrors” features Barnstormers favorites such as Doug Shapiro, Jordan Ahnquist, and Rachel Alexa Norman, as well as many talented new additions to our Tamworth stage.