The Barn Theatre opens its 72nd season with Frank Wildhorn’s musical extravaganza playing one week only, June 5th through the 10th.  The show is reminiscent of Ken Burns' acclaimed documentaries and puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history.

Waybill is no stranger to live audiences and full stage productions.  "The Tubes" have always been a rock band with all the bells and whistles.  But he's also ventured into movies, TV and live theater.   He's done the Barn Theatre production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" many times, and was also in "Spamalot" there.   Newman spent many years in front of a camera, but has spent the last few years in live theatre, around the country and performing in several Barn productions, including "A Lion in Winter".

Both men were guests on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins.

June 5 – 10 ONE WEEK ONLY!: THE CIVIL WAR – Starring Robert Newman & Fee Waybill. This thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert" features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk. This epic thematic revue explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

The Civil War_Starring Robert Newman-Barn Theater Photo

JUNE 12 -JUNE 17 – ONE WEEK ONLY! NOISES OFF. One of the funniest farces ever written, Noises Off is a roller coaster, hilarious look at theatre - inside and out - as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy. Door slamming, missed cues, and romantic intrigue will have you roaring with laughter as the casts' collective sanity slowly unravels. Yet, the show must go on; despite the catastrophe being played out on stage and the vicious antics unfolding backstage. Starring Robert Newman and Penelope Alex. PG-13 – Some adult language.

JUNE 19 – JULY 1 HAIRSPRAY - Broadway’s musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture!  It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy transforms from social outcast to sudden star, but must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of Link Larkin and integrate a TV network – all without denting her ‘do!

The Barn Theatre       Located on M-96, 1 mile west of the village of Augusta.

Box Office Phone       (269) 731-4121 Open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm