When I left a Thursday matinee of “Shrek the Musical,” which was full of school groups ranging from fifth graders to university upperclassmen, kindergartners to distinguished senior citizens, I couldn’t stop smiling. Judging by the other smiles I saw, it seemed like the whole audience was in rare agreement. Here’s what you need to know: The show is incredible, and it might just be the best thing you’ll ever see at the Barter.
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The FCHS Theatre department and the Floyd Community Theatre Guild have combined forces for a special presentation of “Beauty & the Beast J…
GLADE SPRING, Va. — A smash-hit movie musical, reminiscent of the classic “Romeo and Juliet” story, will come to life on stage when as many as 40 Washington County students perform one of Disney’s best-loved family favorites.
Emory & Henry senior Olivia Allen hopes Appalachians will be able to see themselves in the college’s production of “State Fair,” a musical running from Feb. 21-24 that Allen directed.
The season opens with "Camelot," a musical retelling of the legend of King Arthur from the team who wrote "My Fairy Lady."
“Ain’t Misbehavin’ — The Fats Waller Musical Show” is this summer’s Barter “fill-in” presentation that’s in town for a short run ending on Sept. 8.
ABINGDON, Va. — For five weeks only, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical “Bright Star” will be at Barter Theatre.
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, Virginia, is really sticking its neck out with its current production of “Ragtime — The Musical.” Unlike its usual light musical fare, this is a raw show that cuts to the quick and, frankly, is hard to watch because of its unpleasant realism, edge-of-seat tenseness and a very convoluted storyline. Based on the best-selling book by E.L. Doctorow, it contains harsh realities of racism, bigotry, greed and murder as it interweaves the lives of three disparate groups in early 1900s New York.