Enjoy a completely remodeled dining space at Barter Stage II! Bob's at Barter features new flooring, paint and light fixtures, as well as intimate seating arrangements for comfortable conversations and a more sophisticated decor. Bob’s at Barter is a cozy spot with a great ambiance. It’s the perfect place to warm up with a cup of coffee, sit down for a light meal, or linger and chat before and after seeing a Barter production.
Bob's offers free Wi-Fi Access, and is open everyday including open late after evening performances. Bob's is located on Barter Square adjacent to Barter Stage II.
We're now featuring new items like a grilled cheese caprese sandwich; spinach salad with strawberries, candied pecans and blue cheese; stuffed mushroom Florentine; a black bean burger and roasted tomato bruschetta. We’ve kept some long-time customer favorites too, like the Porterfield Club sandwich and grilled cheese and PB&J for the kids.
Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm
Monday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm
To better serve our customers, we will extend our closing hours if there is a scheduled performance.
Discount packages pair tickets and Bob's!
The Sweet Deal - $85 To book call the Box Office at (276) 628-3991
The Whole Shebang - $100 To book call the Box Office at (276) 628-3991
110 West Main Street Abingdon, VA
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Also: Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.
Yes, we are off to see The Wizard with Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion and her little dog, Toto, too! Bring your whole family to experience the eye-popping delights of this spectacular musical.
This play is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.
By Ron Osborne
Welcome to First Baptist, where you'll find some of the most good-hearted, sharp-toungued, casserole cookin' ladies in East Tennessee. Former pastor's wife Edith has returned to church to find trouble. A new pastor has been called from Texas, and, well, let's just say he's no Billy Graham. Membership is down, and a snooty new member has the women at each other's throats. It's an uproarious and uplifting comedy about the old friends who draw laughter, love and comfort from each other.
It's the funniest play about a nursing home you'll ever see!
It's the Golden Girls meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in the hilarious and possibly disturbing story of what life may be like in the not-so-distant future. For the residents of Federal Nursing Home #273, a penitentiary that has been converted to a senior center, every day is a monotonous cycle of pills, old Ronald Reagan movies, and mandatory bedtimes, all overseen by the killjoy head nurse who has embraced her inner Nurse Ratched. When a new resident arrives to shake things up, this motley crew hatches an outrageous plan to break all the rules and prove that the Boomer Generation will not go down without a fight!
The Barter Players bring to life the most celebrated of all princess tales. The King and Queen have always longed for a child and when their daughter Aurora is born, their joy is complete. Then at Aurora’s christening, the vengeful Carabosse places a curse on the baby and all seems lost. Only the skill of the Three Sages and the love of a certain handsome prince can change this curse into a blessing. Bursting with magic, mystery and romance, this play is sure to delight the dreamer in us all.
“We are sowing winter wheat which the coming spring will see sprout and which other hands than ours will reap and enjoy.” - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
At the beginning of the last century, great changes were sweeping across America, including the push to give women the right to vote. This brand new musical brings you the story of the men and women of Tennessee who lived through those changes.
This is a mini-production part of Barter's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.
Concerts Under The Tent in conjunction with Smokin’ Pig Productions will present the series of concerts beginning August 1st, with dates throughout the fall. Concerts range from Cajun zydeco to bluegrass to sacred steel, and each show is paired with a spotlight on a different local restaurant, for an evening of fun and flavors under The Tent.
For more information visit TentJams.com.
It’s a journey through the life of Johnny Cash, as told by his music. The Man in Black was a man like no other, whether he sang about his love for June Carter Cash, his hard-living, hard-partying ways, or his deep and abiding faith. A multi-talented cast performs his best-known hits, like “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues” or “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
Their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres. Such appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox & Friends, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and CBS’ The Talk. All the while, stages that represent the strongest bastions of tradition continually welcome them, as evidenced by the over 150 performances on the Grand Ole Opry. Honors also include performing twice for President George W. Bush and at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball at the Smithsonian.
As their records prove, The Grascals’ rare musical empathy gives them an unerring ear for just the right touch to illuminate each offering’s deepest spirit – whether they’re digging into one of their original songs or reworking a bluegrass classic or a pop standard. Take for instance, fan favorite, “Last Train to Clarksville.” Non-bluegrass listeners enjoy a new take on a familiar song, while diehard bluegrass audiences who may have never heard the Monkees classic, respond in-kind, not even realizing that the song has beenGrascalized.
For more info visit TentJams.com.
This sweet Southern comedy is set in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1948—1973. Boolie hires Hoke, a chauffeur, against his aging mother's wishes, after she "destroys one three-week-old Packard, a two car garage and a tool shed" when she was "just putting the car in reverse." Follow the interesting relationship that develops between a black man and the Werthan family.
A moving story of friendship told with humor, warmth and beauty as it gently raises questions about serious issues—aging, bigotry and Civil Rights. Critics call this funny, touching, totally irresistible comedy a delight!
After decades of being celebrated for his take-no-prisoners approach to performing country and rock 'n' roll penned by others, Williams has added a new element to his artistry, songwriting.
The rock 'n' roll history of Memphis looms large in Williams' world. He recorded for RCA and Sun Records in the 1980s and '90s, and returned to the recording fold in 2010 and has continued steady since.
At the age of 16, Williams left his tiny hometown of El Dorado, Ark., to perform with LaBeef who had set up a base of operations in northeast Massachusetts.
Williams, who continues to work with LaBeef on occasion, went solo in the late 1980s and found a steady home at Mallards in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN when a snowstorm stranded him a few steps from the Peabody door, quickly he attracted a following and the rest, as they say, is history.
After several years, he left after signing with RCA, which released his first album, "Tore Up," and he stayed on the road after Sun Records issued "Wild" in 1993. "Don’t Get None Onya’," released in 2004, captured the power of his blend of honky-tonk country and Memphis rock 'n' roll and was the birth of his own label.“Rockin”, “Killer Instincts” and “Recycled” soon followed and the latest album is in progress now.
For more info visit TentJams.com.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion
An unlikely love story with some of the greatest songs written for the Broadway stage and filled with witty dialogue and unforgettable characters. Sparks fly as cockney flower-seller Eliza Doolittle and the rich and arrogant Professor Higgins combine to create the ultimate makeover.
As a single mom with a job waiting tables, Janelle barely has time to play her music, much less go on a date. She definitely knows better than to get involved with an actor, but sometimes a girl just has to do what she has to do. The morning after is hilarious, sweet, and a little bit awkward, especially when Janelle realizes she’s seen Darren somewhere before…but where?
Expect suspense and laughs alike in this popular Sherlock Holmes tale. Brash Canadian Henry Baskerville has inherited a British manor…and a mystery. Strange things are happening on the moor and someone is trying to kill him. Could it be tied to the legend of a fearsome diabolical hound? Can you solve the case before the world’s most famous detective? Join us for this classic Victorian whodunit?
Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew are determined to adopt an orphan boy to help them run Green Gables, their farm on beautiful Prince Edward Island. But their well-ordered lives take a surprising and hilarious twist when the boy they hoped for turns out to be a redheaded slip-of-a-girl named Anne Shirley, whose wild imagination leads her into countless scrapes, as well as a place in our hearts forever. Come join Anne and her friends in this timeless coming-of-age favorite!
This adaptation sets the familiar story in our own backyard. Mr. S is the CEO of MS Enterprises, a multinational high-tech corporation that makes ‘everything Christmas.’ He has decided to shut down his manufacturing plant and ship the jobs overseas, until he receives a late-night visit from an old friend who takes him on an incredible journey. It’s a Christmas story just as heartwarming as the original.
"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter mornings many years ago..." as we enter into the memories of Truman Capot's boyhood, when he was sent to live with distant relatives in Alabama. His best friend is eccentric 67-year old Miss Sook, who has never left the country, seen a movie, or told a lie. Capote's autobiographical stories "The Thanksgiving Dinner" and "A Christmas Memory" have delighted readers for generations, and now they're brought to life on stage just in time for the holiday season.
It’s not easy being the twin brother of Santa’s #1 Helper–and no one knows that better than Jangle the Elf. No matter what job Jangle is assigned to in Santa’s Workshop, his sister Jingle can do it faster and better. Then a letter arrives for Santa at the North Pole, a letter requiring a Top Priority Gift. The trouble is no one–including Jingle–knows how to make it. Will Jangle be able to save the day–and Christmas? A heartwarming new musical from the creators of Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.