June 6-7 - NH Gives
Like most theatres nationwide, ticket sales only cover only a small portion of budgetary needs, so every gift to The Barnstormers means its extraordinary legacy will live on. Thank you!
June 10 - New Hampshire Gay Men's Chorus
7:00 PM – General Admission $25
The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus returns to Tamworth for a special appearance at The Barnstormers Theatre!
The concert, part of the 2023 White Mountains Pride celebrations, is sponsored by the Lutheran Church of the Nativity of North Conway and The Groleau Financial Group at Thrivent.
For more information about the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus, go to nhgmc.com
June 22 - Snowy Mountain Sisters
An Evening Celebrating the Great Women of Folk & Country
The Snowy Mountain Sisters is a NYC-based, all-female bluegrass and country band. They are true pickers and singers, bringing the classics of Dolly, Patsy and Johnny to The Barnstormers Stage.
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 are here to take over The Barnstormers Theatre, on the set of some of our most beloved shows!
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
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 (Vinette Cotter and Jean Mar Brown) 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 Lace in 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.”
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!
August 10th – August 19th
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 Barnstormers favorite Doug Shapiro.
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 2nd
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
Purchase tickets online or by phone from the Box office at (603) 323-8500. We Accept: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
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.
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.
Patrons are encouraged to wear properly fitting masks inside at the theatre. Use of face masks is optional for all visitors.
If you are feeling ill, please stay home and rest.
This policy is effective until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Box Office at 603-323-8500.
Countdown to Opening Night
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.
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!
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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