The Barter Players 2018 Season

Aesop’s Fables

April
Barter Stage II
Book and lyrics by Catherine Bush; Music by Ben Mackel
Aesop is in trouble, and his only hope lies in his ability to weave fantastic stories with timeless lessons of truth. Fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Hare and the Tortoise, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf are brought to life in this exciting, musical adventure.

Alice in Wonderland

May
Gilliam Stage
Adapted from Lewis Carroll by Catherine Bush
When Alice chases the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, she tumbles into a curious world with a zany cast of characters including the Mad Hatter, the grinning Cheshire Cat, a mischievous Caterpillar, and the imperious Queen of Hearts. This brand new adaptation of a timeless classic celebrates the wonder of imagination – a must see for the whole family!

Billy, Goat, Gruff: The Musical

Summer
Barter Stage II
Book and Lyrics by Gwen Edwards; Music by Ben Mackel
The musical tale of three goat brothers – Billy, Goat, and Gruff – who go in search of food before the winter snow descends upon their mountain. On their travels they encounter many dangers, escape a nasty troll, and discover that if they follow their hearts, anything is possible. Don’t miss this incredible adventure!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Summer
Barter Stage II
Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Catherine Bush
One of the most beloved princess tales of all time is coming to Barter Stage II this summer. The beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her home when the wicked queen’s jealousy threatens her life. Snow White soon makes friends with seven dwarfs who take her into their home. When the queen learns that Snow White is still alive, it takes the love of a handsome hero and the courage of her newfound friends to save the day.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Summer
Barter Stage II
Adapted from C.S. Lewis by Joseph Robinette
Rights granted by Dramatic Publishing
Join The Barter Players in a magical world where anything can happen. When the four Pevensie children slip through the old wardrobe and into the wondrous land of Narnia, they face a dangerous White Witch and her evil spells. It will take all of the children’s bravery and the love of a Lion named Aslan to help save them and the land of Narnia.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Fall
Barter Stage II
Adapted from Mark Twain by Catherine Bush
Whether it’s fishing with Huckleberry Finn, or convincing his friends to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence, nobody loves life more than the irascible Tom Sawyer. Then one night in a spooky graveyard, Tom and Huck stumble upon a deadly secret. Will they be able to save Muff Potter from the treacherous Injun Joe before it’s too late? Join Tom and Huck on the most exciting adventure of their life, where they learn that man’s greatest treasure is the gift of friendship.

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Christmas
Gilliam Stage
Book and Lyrics by Catherine Bush; music by Dax Dupuy
Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why...
This Christmas season has been a tough one for second grader Pepper McGee. It’s hard to hang onto your Christmas spirit when a new baby sister takes everyone’s attention. Pepper’s only hope for a merry Christmas lies with that jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, who takes her on a magical adventure that changes how she sees Christmas forever.