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Development Director

The Barnstormers Theatre seeks a Development Director to develop and lead all fundraising activities withinour organization. This is a new position and would require the successful candidate to develop, implement,and monitor a comprehensive fundraising program for the...

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THE BARNSTORMERS THEATRE SUMMER 2023 SEASON  AUDITIONS

THE BARNSTORMERS THEATRE SUMMER 2023 SEASON  AUDITIONS

CONTRACT CORST Agreement, Tier zz $670 weekly minimum Non Equity Contracts $300 weekly minimum VIEWING PERSONNEL Sarah Rozene, Artistic Director Ana Prillaman, Administrative Coordinator SEEKING Equity Actors of all genders, races, and ethnicities for The Barnstormers...

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Our 93rd Season!

Season Ticket Packages available now!  NEW this season: 1 complimentary ticket included in each package for your guests.

Premium Package 5 – Now on sale
5 tickets to use for any show
Save 12% off regular ticket prices, with convenience fees waived for February only. Buy early and save.

Call 603-323-8500 to reserve for 2023 and more information.

Regular tickets available in March 1. For more information, all ticket promotions and pricing, go HERE

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Nunsense

June 29th – July 8th

Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin
Director: Sarah Rozene
Choreographer: Alexander Davis
Music Director: Michael Ursua

The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

The second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history! Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, and a brand new song.

Arsenic and Old Lace

July 13th – July 22nd

Joseph Kesselring

Director: Clayton Phillips^

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — one brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and the other strangely now resembles Boris Karloff — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well.

Perhaps best known through the 1944 film adaptation starring Cary Grant, directed by Frank Capra, The Barnstormers also has a long history with the Brewster Family, first performing Arsenic and Old Lacein 1950! This farcical comedy is sure to continue to delight The Barnstormer audience!

According to the 1942 opening night review in The New York Times, the play was “so funny that none of us will ever forget it.”

Agatha Christie's The Stranger

July 27th- August 5th

Director: Dan Winerman

An Agatha Christie play that’s never been done before at The Barnstormers Theatre! 

Enid Bradshaw has led a staid and proper existence. Unexcited about the prospect of marriage to her long-time fiance Dick Lane, Enid rejects him for newcomer Gerald Strange, who sweeps her off her feet. She abandons her job, friends, and family to move to a remote and secluded country cottage with him – where a dark and terrible climax takes place. This chilling and intricate psychological thriller was based on Christie’s 1924 short story Philomel Cottage. Sure to send a chill up your spine, this Agatha Christie is not to be missed!

Fully Committed

August 10th – August 19th

Becky Mode

Director: Dori Robinson^

This devastatingly funny play follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with—his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? Fully Committed has forty wildly diverse characters designed to be played by a single versatile performer.

What the New York Times calls an “immensely entertaining… richly comic affirmation of everything ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior that good food can inspire.”

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

August 24th – September 3rd

Director: Blair Hundertmark^

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

“Ingeniously funny … Ludwig had done a remarkable job adapting Doyle’s story to the stage while putting his own twist on a classic.” – Broadway World

“Comedy gold … [Baskerville] finds the perfect mix of slapstick and thrills.” – Theatermania

^Denotes member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Union.

Job Opportunities at The Barnstormers

Bookkeeper

The Barnstormer is a seasonal summer theater located in Tamworth, NH. We are seeking a bookkeeper to manage our day-to-day finances on a year-round, part-time basis.  Your responsibilities will include tracking our organization’s revenue and expenses.  ...

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Development Director

The Barnstormers Theatre seeks a Development Director to develop and lead all fundraising activities withinour organization. This is a new position and would require the successful candidate to develop, implement,and monitor a comprehensive fundraising program for the...

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Advertising Sales Representative

The Barnstormers Theatre is looking for a Sales Representative to sell advertising for our summer program book and sponsorships for the season and specific events. This is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative strategies to achieve sales goals, as well as make...

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TICKETS

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

Single

Evening Orchestra $39.50
Evening Balcony  $34.50
Matinee Orchestra $27.50
Matinee Balcony $22.50
Please Note:  An additional $2 technology fee will be added to the price of each ticket.

Package Price per Ticket

WEBPP5 Eve.Orchestra $36.50
WEBPP5 Eve.Balcony $31.50
Please Note:  An additional $2 technology fee will be added to the price of each ticket.

Accessible Seating & Hearing Assist Information
Reservations for hearing assists,(can not be used in the first 5 rows of the orchestra) wheelchair seating and special needs seating including companion seats are made by calling the Box Office at 603-323-8500

Special Ticket & Package Prices:
To purchase Season, Package, Group, Family Package, Young Audience or Military, please call the Box Office for details.  603-323-8500  (These tickets can only be purchased through the Box Office)

CASH EXCHANGE FEE
We have a NO REFUNDS POLICY, however exchanges may be made at the cost of $2 per ticket, which must be paid in cash at the Box Office when picking up your tickets.  Thank you!

Box Office Hours

June 1 – June 10
Tues – Sat  1 – 4

June 12 – Sept 3rd
Mon – Sat  10am – 5pm
on show nights ’til 9pm

7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13 & 8/27

Note:  Prior to June 1 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