A message from the Artistic Director

I am excited and optimistic to be able to get back to a full 5 show season we have planned for our 92nd year. With the current state of the world being what it is, it is more important than ever to me that the theatre should be telling stories about the joy we see in viewpoints that are not necessarily familiar to us. I hope this season fills us all with laughter, love, mystery, and that when we experience theater together, we remember that even during challenging times, no one is alone.

 ~ Sarah Rozene

Summer 2022

Into the Woods

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,  book by James Lapine

June 30 – July 9

One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved musicals, Into the Woods cleverly weaves together the stories of well known fairytale characters. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Rating: PG.

Sponsored by Personal Mastery Programs, Inc.

Manhattan Shuffle Barnstorming Show

Pim van Amerongen

July 14 at Castle In the Clouds

July 15 – 2 pm Matinee at The Barnstormers Theatre

Our Barnstorming tour, Manhattan Shuffle, features NYC’s premiere song, and tap trio. This event features hits from the golden age of jazz to the show-stopping tunes of broadway.  Bringing their fast feet, quick wit, and stellar vocals to audiences all over, they are a one-of-a-kind show.  Classic tunes such as “Good Morning”,  “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and more are brought to you by New York City’s finest entertainers.  The best things happen while you’re dancing, so join Manhattan Shuffle for a spectacular evening!

The signature show Manhattan Shuffle features fan favorites and classic songs from the 30s, 40s, and 50s.  It is an exciting homage to the best of the golden age.  The second show “Lullaby of Broadway” highlights flashy dance numbers and songs from the great white way.  It takes the audience through a day in the life of broadway hoofers pounding the pavement for the next big gig.  This trio is entertaining for all ages and is not to be missed.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Matthew Lopez

July 14 – 23

He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself. Rating: PG-15, adult language.

Black Coffee

Agatha Christie

July 28 – August 6

Hercule Poirot is on the case when accomplished physicist Sir Claud Amory’s formula for the atom bomb is stolen, and Sir Claud is murdered. First performed in 1930, this gripping Agatha Christie murder mystery is packed with endless red herrings, infamous spies, and a prophetic storyline about one of the most deadly weapons known to man. Rating: PG.

Sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire

Silent Sky

Lauren Gunderson

August 11 – 20

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Rating: G.

Lucky Stiff

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty

August 25 – September 3

British shoe salesman, Harry Witherspoon is set to inherit six million dollars from an uncle he’s never met, but only if he takes his uncle’s body on a whirlwind tour of Monte Carlo. A riotous musical comedy romp complete with mystery, mayhem, and a lot of dogs, sure to keep you laughing while it keeps you guessing. Rating: G.

Sponsored by The Woodshed

What’s New At The Barnstormers

New Sound System Debuts for INTO THE WOODS

New Sound System Debuts for INTO THE WOODS

Kimberly O'Loughlin: ”I am a sound designer, sound engineer and composer based out of New York City. I sound design plays and musicals off Broadway and for regional theater. I'm spending my summer as the sound designer for both Into the Woods and Lucky Stiff for the...

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Summer 2022 COVID-19 Protocols: What To Expect At The Barnstormers Theatre

  • Safety policies are subject to change according to current recommended guidelines, and severity of the pandemic. Please check back before your show to get the latest protocols.
  • Masks must be worn except when consuming food or beverage.
  • Maintain social distancing protocol in Concessions line during intermission
  • Restrooms available inside the theatre building with signage directing the traffic flow
  • Signatures, pictures, or meeting with performers after the play will not be available this summer.

Thank you for working with us on these protocols to continue to protect our patrons, staff, volunteers, and our performers. Your understanding is greatly appreciated by everyone at the theatre during this ever-evolving situation.

We can’t wait to see you at the show this summer!

Tickets and Curtain Times

Purchase tickets online or by phone from the Box office at (603) 323-8500. We Accept: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Box Office Hours

June 7 – June 18th
Tues – Sat  1 – 4

June 21 – Sept 3rd
Mon – Sat  10am – 5pm
on show nights ’til 9pm

Note:  Prior to June 7th the Box Office may be reached by phone or email. Messages will be checked   daily and we will respond promptly.

Curtain Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30 PM

Saturday Matinee : 2:00 PM

Socially distanced seating available at the Sunday Matinee at 5:00 PM

Seating begins 1/2 hour before curtain.

The Barnstormers Theatre

The Barnstormers, located in the scenic village of Tamworth, NH, is one of the longest-running professional summer theatres in the country. 

The company was founded in 1931 by Francis Cleveland, the youngest son of President Grover Cleveland, Francis’s wife Alice and their friend Ed Goodnow – all of whom were involved with theatre on Broadway.  Over eighty years later, their legacy continues.

Today, The Barnstormers is one of three Equity theatres in New Hampshire and provides the region with brilliant summer theatre.

Like most theatres nationwide, ticket sales cover only about half of income needs, so every gift to The Barnstormers is greatly appreciated.  

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 2019

My summer trip to visit family in NH wouldn't be complete without taking in a performance at The Barnstormers! It was a tradition of my grandparents, and my parents, and we now share this with our children! Over the years I've been to performances on and off Broadway, in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Barnstormers consistently pleases with its top quality performers and well mounted productions! Taking in a performance in Tamworth is a magical ride and I look forward to it every time!

Susan White Cooper, Patron

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Mission Statement

To keep vital the value, spirit, and tradition of fine summer theatre in Tamworth and to provide a venue for and to promote varied cultural activities within the region.

Our Creative Work is Made Possible By:

The Haynes Family Foundation

The Tamworth Foundation

Federal funds distributed by the State of NH Governor’s Office Of Emergency Relief and Recovery    

Federal  funds distributed by the NH State Council For the Arts

Generous contributions from The Barnstormers Theatre Board of Directors

Donors and Patrons like you! 

Photo: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 2019
Bottom Photo: Toad of Toad Hall, Bill Christopher, Bud Winkler, Hal Meyer and Dan Rubinate, 1957