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Snowy Mountain Sisters

June 7 at 7:30pm

The Snowy Mountain Sisters are thrilled to return to the Barnstormers Theatre for the second time!

This all-female bluegrass and folk music collective formed in 2015 in order to create more opportunities for women in music to collaborate, perform and shine in a creative, professional setting. Over the years, the Snowy Mountain Sisters have collaborated on numerous recording projects, hosted songwriting workshops for kids, and played from coast to coast.

For this performance, the Snowies will feature Megan Loomis and Jo Brook. They will be joined by their faithful bearded sister, Morgan Morse. Please join us for an evening of your favorite bluegrass and country hits, as well as some off-the-beaten-path tunes, trad fiddling, and Snowy originals.

Cold River Radio Show

June 9 at 6:00 PM

The Cold River Radio Show is a Best of New Hampshire Award Winner 2017, 2019 and 2023!

This Cold River Radio Show Headlines “Back to Barnstormers By Popular Demand!” Cassandre McKinley “There’s a music style called ‘jazzsoul'(we made it up) and our anointed queen is Boston native Cassandre McKinley.” – The Boston Globe and Maine guitar Legend and Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Denny Breau.

Boston native, Cassandre McKinley, is a singer, recording artist, composer, producer, vocal coach and educator. As an artist and singer, she channels a vast spectrum of genres that include Soul, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Pop and Country and has unwittingly unified them into a singular sound that is primitively hers. Today, McKinley is deeply rooted in a recording career, having released 5 solo albums, and is revered for her spirited and impassioned live performances illustrating evidentially her extensive range and vocal power. Her most notable collaborations include those with Peter Eldridge (New York Voices), Duke Levine, Dave Mattacks, Clay Osborne, Bernard Purdie, Herb Pomeroy. She appeared as a regular featured artist alongside the great J. Geils in his named Jazz & Blues Review to sold out audiences throughout New England.

Maine Singer Songwriter and Guitar Legend, Denny Breau, brother of world the late world-renowned Lenny Breau, Denny Breau is a musician with “A rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style. Denny does amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar, with finely arranged melodies complimented by scorching fingerwork. His artistry and impossible guitar lines are balanced with the intimacy of his tenderly crafted songs. He mixes genres with ease — folk, Delta blues, country and jazz — creating a totally accessible musical mélange that captivates as it entertains,” according to Lucky Clark writing for the Kennebec (Maine) Journal.”

This Show Also Features:

Award Winning and National Best Selling Author Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 15 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She will be interviewed by #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Lisa Gardner. Hank Phillippi Ryan is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. National book critics call her “a superb and gifted storyteller” and “master of suspense.” She’s the only author to win the Agatha in four categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her newest is the page-turning standalone thriller One Wrong Word—a twisty non-stop story of gaslighting, manipulation, and murder. David Baldacci says, “A story with all the goods… Buckle up and read.” B.A. Paris says, “A gripping rollercoaster of a read… This is Hank at her very best!” And James Patterson says, “If you’re looking for riveting suspense that keeps you up late—in One Wrong Word you get your wish.

Local Spotlight Seth Gallant is a Maine-based folk musician and songwriter from mill town New England. His Acadian heritage and deep appreciation for American Folk Music culminate in his roots Americana style. Performing on his trusted and seasoned Gibson J45 he delivers his listeners a classic and quality performance with genuine charm. Comfortable on his instrument and in front of crowd, with a great voice, and something to share, Seth performs throughout New England and is well known in the New England singer/songwriter community.

Host Jonathan Sarty and His Fabulous Cold River Radio Band: Subbing for David Mattacks Guest Drummer Bill Mead , Todd Baker on Double Bass, and Joseph (Sonny) Barbato on Piano.

Barrymore’s Ghost

Jason Miller

One Show on June 15 at 7:30 PM

Directed by Michael Stoddard

Starring Hank Offinger

The play explores the life of the legendary actor John Barrymore in a unique, theatrical manner.  Barrymore is presented as a ghost haunting an unknown theatre which, at the moment, is in rehearsal for a play. He chronicles his ascendancy to the throne as the finest classical actor of his generation; his arrival to the pinnacle of movie stardom; his intimate and compassionate relationships with his sister, Ethel, and his brother, Lionel, and the explosive debacles of his four marriages. The play has wit, terror, agony and hope, as we watch a mythological character explore the truths and deceptions of his extraordinary life.

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Bay Equity

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Mainstage Theatre

Camelot

Lerner & Loewe, Classic Broadway Musical

June 27 – July 6 (no performance July 4)

Directed by Clayton Phillips

Sponsored by The Woodshed Restaurant, Moultonborough

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table. His Ideals, however, are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance. Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that led to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.” G Rating

Educating Rita

Willy Russell, Comedy

July 11 – 20

Directed by Dori Robinson

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Willy Russell’s play is very English — a bit Pygmalion, a good dose of comedy about social classes, and a lot of irresistible force meeting immovable object. PG Rating

Into the Breeches

George Brant,  Comedy

July 25 – August 3

Directed by Sarah Rozene

Sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire

Oberon Play House’s director and leading men are off at war with the Axis. Determined to press on, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henriad, assembling an increasingly unexpected team united in desire, if not actual theatre experience.

Together they deliver a delightful celebration of collaboration and persistence when the show must go on! Playwright George Brant’s concept for the comedy is both clever and creative. Into the Breeches is a gentle, amusing story that sometimes verges on silly or even mildly slapstick. G Rating

Go Back for Murder

Agatha Christie, Murder Mystery

August 8 – 17

Directed by Jordan Reeves

Sponsored by Atlantic Pool & Spa

After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 15 years to recount their version of events. An unusual take on the traditional murder mystery, the action of the play slips seamlessly from past to present, examining the danger of relying on personal testimony warped by time, prejudice and perception. By studying each suspect’s testimony, and the various inconsistencies between them, the drama arrives at a disturbing and terrible truth.

Pride and Prejudice

Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, Comedy

August 22 – 31

Directed by Blair Hundertmark

Sponsored by
The Carl E. and Dorothy M. Lindblade
Family Fund

Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love? This adaptation is incredibly fresh, and well-suited to audiences of all ages. It moves fast, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. G Rating

Become a Sponsor

The Barnstormers has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. By underwriting the run of a play, you’ll enjoy many exclusive benefits, including state-wide marketing exposure, direct visibility to up to 10,000 patrons, complimentary tickets, invitations to special events, private tours, and the pride of supporting one of the region’s most charming and beloved performing arts institutions.

We want you to have the very best sponsorship experience possible, so we will work closely with you to customize your benefits to respond to your specific interests that best meet your needs.

2024 Box Office Hours

June 3rd – June 8th: Tues – Sat 12 – 5pm

June 10th – Aug. 31st:  Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm on show nights ’til 9pm

Sundays 1 – 7pm: 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11 & 8/25

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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

Main Stage  – Summer only – 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.

Special Events

Please check the event description for ticket pricing.

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!

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

Fall 2024 Special Events

September 8 – Cold River Radio

September 14 – 2nd Annual Queens Take Tamworth event, TCNA benefit

September 20  – Jordan TW Trio, Celtic; last featured at the Sept. 2023 Cold River Radio Show

September 26 – Harp Twins return!

October 5 – Local Songwriters in the Round, featuring Jonathan Sarty and FrannyO. Original songs, new music. More information to follow.

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Beautiful historic summer theater, with astonishingly talented actors/actresses. Every show I am impressed the talent they bring into this little theater- The new sound system is great. Rebecca and the staff are always friendly.
Pammy Jo

Patron

Beautiful historic summer theater, with astonishingly talented actors/actresses. Every show I am impressed the talent they bring into this little theater- The new sound system is great. Rebecca and the staff are always friendly.
Pammy Jo

Patron

Beautiful historic summer theater, with astonishingly talented actors/actresses. Every show I am impressed the talent they bring into this little theater- The new sound system is great. Rebecca and the staff are always friendly.
Pammy Jo

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!

Painting by J.P. Goodwin, 2023

Photo: Nunsense, 2023
Photo: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 2019
Bottom Photo: Toad of Toad Hall, Bill Christopher, Bud Winkler, Hal Meyer and Dan Rubinate, 1957