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
Call in or fax your take-out order!
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 Capote'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 Visitor" 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.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Jill Andrews, Opening – Dom Flemons Trio
$22 per ticket
$58 weekend pass
Saturday, January 10, 2015
David Bromberg Quintet with Scott Miller
$40 per ticket
$58 weekend pass
Friday, January 16, 2015
Heritage Blues Orchestra with Holy Ghost Tent Revival
$30 per ticket
$68 weekend pass
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The Blind Boys of Alabama with Jarekus Singleton
$42 per ticket
$68 weekend pass
Friday, January 23, 2015
Ben Sollee & Special Guest David Wax Museum with Cereus Bright
$30 per ticket
$49 weekend pass
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Greensky Bluegrass with The Last Bison
$24 per ticket
$49 weekend pass
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Mavis Staple with Cody ChesnuTT
It’s 150 years ago and General Robert E. Lee is fleeing Richmond, hoping to rearm the Army of Northern Virginia and mount a campaign to retake Richmond. It’s also 2015 and Steve “Beau” Weeks decides to retrace the steps of Lee’s army in hopes of finding his roots through his family’s history. But will this confrontation with history bring renewal or will it end his marriage to Jenny?
Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is the story of two unlikely pairs who set off on the course to true love, proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from some unlikely characters. Featuring some of the greatest music written for the stage including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re The Top,” and the title song, “Anything Goes.
Profoundly moving, it’s the true story of Annie Sullivan – the “Giver of Light”- and her blind and mute student, Helen Keller. Only Annie realizes that a mind and spirit are waiting to be rescued from her dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: “water.”
Twists of fate, mistaken identities and a whole host of hilarious wit fill the story of Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur, two out-of-work musicians sharing an apartment. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning arrives when the I.R.S. informs them that they are being investigated.
A story of family, wishes, greed, magic, snow and department stores: Barry works at All-Mart and lives with this brother, the cop, and secretly desires his brother’s wife, Yvonne. Needless to say, things are not going well for Barry; when suddenly, appearing from the melting snow of winter is a Gnome, whose magical powers transform everyone’s life, but not without consequences.
Winner of Barter's 2014 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
From Barter’s Shaping of America Series comes the critics’ selection of Barter’s 2013 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. It’s the not-so-distant future and massive food shortages have led to the unthinkable: the young have risen up against the old, and society has split along generational lines. Two representatives have been chosen to negotiate, and the fate of humanity is in their hands.
Featuring Robin & Linda Williams from “A Prairie Home Companion”
Created and Conceived by Don Baker, Book by Don Baker Music and Lyrics by Linda and Robin Williams
Additional Lyrics by Don Baker, Margaret Junkin Preston, and Jerome Clark
Civil War buffs and novices alike will enjoy this irreverent story chronicling the life of Stonewall Jackson, who at once was a bold strategist filled with biblical zeal and at the same time an ordinary man with human flaws and idiosyncrasies.
It’s the evening of Mary’s wedding, a night filled with dreams: dreams of love, dreams of war and dreams of what might be. When Mary and Charlie, filled with the passion, vulnerability and impulsiveness of youth, unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born.
The only thing funnier than a Southern funeral is a Southern wedding! The charmingly funny Frye family is back and this time they are going to get married. Or maybe not? The engagement of Attie VanLeer and Harline Frye has been on again, off again more times than a drunken frat boy on a mechanical bull. Now half the town has been invited, the dress has been fitted, the flowers have been ordered and the gifts are piling up in the living room. Will they or won’t they? You’ll have to find out in this hysterical hit comedy from the authors of Southern Fried Funeral.
With classic pop music from the 50s and 60s, this smash hit musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! We experience their lives and loves, while treated to the performance of such classic songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party” and more than 20 other classic hits! A must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!” –Associated Press
A story with a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of obstacles that mount until all anyone can do is dance. A play about the trials of living and a comic journey—which becomes a lesson in profound, stark truths. “A touch of magic.” – Baltimore Sun, “In a word…terrific.” – Post-Examiner, “A guilty pleasure, mind-bending comedy.” – DC Theatre Scene
A world premiere Appalachian play by David Brian Colbert
There are lies we tell ourselves, and lies we tell others—just to make it through the day. In walks one such convincing and compelling liar: Coal. Four people – all Coal – spin this moving Southern yarn of a hard-knock childhood in a sleepy mining town. Together, they tell the daring tale that they have never been able to share before, and their wild story becomes homage to the delicate art of lying.
By Bruce Arnston
Country music’s hardest working duo is back. Doyle Mayfield, a once beloved country star has found his newest star (who he met last month at the VFW), Debbie #3. This hilarious country music spoof has audiences raving from Nashville to Chicago to the Conan O’Brien show. When your side isn’t hurting from laughing, you’ll be dancing in the aisles to songs like “Stock Car Love,” “ Barefoot and Pregnant,” and “Fat Women in Trailers.” The Chicago Tribune calls it, “Brilliant! Drop-dead funny!”
You’ll want to see it more than once.
Book by Rupert Holmes, Original book and concept by Peter Stone,
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes
It’s the opening night of a new musical that could be on its way to being the next Broadway smash, when its talentless leading lady dies on opening night during her curtain call. The entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter Lt. Frank Cioffi, who has a secret affinity for musical theatre, to investigate. Will the lure of the theatre and his desire to save this failing musical, along with an unexpected blooming romance, keep him from discovering the murderer? Can he salvage the show, catch the killer, and get the girl without getting killed himself? CURTAINS will have you on the edge of your seat—laughing—and rooting for Lt. Cioffi to succeed!
Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown. Her husband Greg has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. Is the farmhouse haunted? Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take unexpected twists and turns in a night of unimaginable suspense. “Scream, laugh, scream again and hang on to your seats!” – Kansas City Star