Welcome to Season 92

June Events

Fred Marple

June 4

As seen on New Hampshire Chronicle!

Fred Marple is back for an evening Yankee humor, music and  assorted nonsense for the whole family!

Fred is the unofficial spokesman for the mythical town of Frost Heaves, NH, and he’s on a one-man campaign to put Frost Heaves back on the map. “It’s a one-man crusade because everyone else has real jobs,” says Fred.

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Here’s what people are saying:

“…laughed so hard my face hurt…”

“A hoot!”

Jason Tardy

June 11

You may have seen juggling, but you haven’t truly experienced it until you’ve seen the explosive, inventive, high-energy juggling of Jason Tardy. His show is a combination of many years of relentless practice, and virtually no social life whatsoever. His hilarious show includes innovative choreographed juggling to music, fitting his body through a tennis racket, bowling ball juggling, balancing a ladder on his face, standing on a yoga ball, and if you trust him enough; fire eating and fire breathing!

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“A Master of Physical Comedy!”
-Lewiston Sun-Journal

Tickets:
Adults $20, available online
Children $10; call Box Office at 603-323-8500 to purchase

New Hampshire Gay Men's Chorus

June 18

The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus visits areas of New Hampshire for special concerts, and we are so excited to have them perform at The Barnstormers Theatre. The NHGMC is celebrating its 25th anniversary of singing and celebrating each one’s dignity. The Chorus has been invited to sing at sporting events, inaugurations, and Pride events throughout New Hampshire and beyond. Twice a year — each May and December — group invites people all over to attend their concerts held in four different locations. This event is sponsored  by Nativity Lutheran in North Conway and Thrivent Financial (Groleau Financial Group); they are thrilled to enjoy time together with the people of the Mount Washington Valley and  Lakes Regions!

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Nativity Lutheran is committed to being a welcoming community to every single one of God’s creation — regardless of where each one happens to be on their spiritual journey. nativitylutheranchurch.org

The Groleau Financial Group at Thrivent, located in Ossipee, NH, Dedham MA and nationally. More information can be found at Thrivent.com/NewEngland.

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

Our 92nd Season

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.

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.

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.

Our 92nd Season is Sponsored by The Haynes Family Foundation

Tickets and Curtain Times

Tickets available April 18

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:  5:00 PM

Seating begins 1/2 hour before curtain.

Job Opportunities at The Barnstormers

Master Carpenter

CONTRACT: June 12th-September 4th(TENT) PAY: $450/week The Barnstormers Theatre is seeking individuals for employment as the Master Carpenter for our 2022 summer season. Each summer The Barnstormers produces 5 mainstage shows and other events during our summer season....

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Properties Manager

CONTRACT: June 8th-September 4th(TENT) PAY: $450/week The Barnstormers Theatre is seeking individuals for employment as a Properties Manager for our 2022 summer season. Each summer The Barnstormers produces 5 mainstage shows and other events during our summer season....

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Scenic Charge

CONTRACT: June 8th-September 5th(TENT) PAY: $1000/show The Barnstormers Theatre is seeking individuals for employment as the Scenic Charge for our 2022 summer season. Each summer The Barnstormers produces 5 mainstage shows and other events during our summer season....

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What’s New At The Barnstormers

W. Clapham Murray, April 18, 1931-May 1, 2022 

W. Clapham Murray, April 18, 1931-May 1, 2022 

Submitted by Peter Murray. W. Clapham Murray, of Tamworth passed away peacefully on Sunday May 1st 2022, at 9:15 am, after an 8 week period of declining health.  He was not alone; while his son Peter was on his way to see his father off, Suzy Kjellberg his health care...

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Win Tickets to See Fred Marple June 4

Win Tickets to See Fred Marple June 4

Win two tickets to see Fred Marple on June 4 at The Barnstormers Theatre! Just add a photo in the post comments of yourself, your friend, your pet, farm equipment or living room furniture, enhanced by flannel. Winners will be chosen randomly May 20, You can also send...

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Tickets and Curtain Times

Tickets available April 18

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

Curtain Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30 PM

Saturday Matinee : 2:00 PM

Sunday Matinee:  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! 

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Top photo: cast of Broadway Now, musical revue, 2019
Photo: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 2019
Bottom Photo: Toad of Toad Hall, Bill Christopher, Bud Winkler, Hal Meyer and Dan Rubinate, 1957