The Arundel Barn Playhouse has a reputation for making theater lovers out of those who might normally turn their nose up at live stage productions. They do it by focusing all their seriousness on making their productions lively, funny, uplifting, and fully entertaining – the kinds of performances that have you laughing, humming along, and on your feet with applause at the end of the show.
Housed in a handsome barn on a historic farmstead, the Arundel Barn Playhouse offers live, professional, musical theater productions from June to Labor Day. The actors, designers, and technicians at the playhouse hail from all over the US and are usually in the first 5 years of their professional careers. Many “make their bones” at the Arundel Barn Playhouse and move on to greater things, such as John Lloyd Young, who received a Tony in 2007 for his performance in the Broadway hit, Jersey Boys
The Arundel Barn Playhouse 2015 Summer Season looks to be no exception, replete with popular titles sure to entertain:
Nunsense A-Men, the Musical – June 16 – 27
Nunsense A-Men, the Musical is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Laughs and music galore!
The Addams Family Musical – June 30 – July 11
Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – worse, she confides in then begs her father not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must keep the secret from his beloved wife, Morticia! Welcome to the darkly comic world of the Addams Family: Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Pugsley, Thing, It, and of course, Lurch.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid – July 14 – August 1
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the little mermaid Ariel longs to live in the world above and makes an unwise bargain with Sea Witch Ursula to fulfill her dream. A timeless tale filled with music, laughter and a dazzling array of sea creatures including Flounder, Scuttle, and Sebastian.
La Cage aux Folles – August 4 – August 15
The lives of Georges, owner of a bawdy drag club and Albin, his headliner partner are almost ruined when Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. Now it’s up to Albin to try and impress the fiance’s parents with the picture-perfect family – hilarity and award winning showtunes ensue.
Beehive: The 60’s Musical – August 18 – August 29
Come celebrate an era of love and rock & roll with the women who sang the hits of the decade: The Supremes, The Chiffons, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and more entertain with hits like Downtown, Proud Mary, It’s My Party, Respect, I’m Sorry, Piece Of My Heart, and many more!
The Arundel Barn Playhouse
53 Old Post Rd
For tickets, directions, and more: arundelbarnplayhouse.com
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