Theater at the Arts Barn

Arts Barn Theater

Throughout the year, the Arts on the Green performing arts program presents musicals, comedies, dramas, a One-Act festival, magic shows, repertory, monologues, pantomime, and puppetry. Musical concerts encompassing everything from classical to pop grace this charming stage, where every seat has superb visibility.

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Produced by Sandy Spring Theatre Group
Here is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states ‘if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here.’

May 8 - 24, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM,
and Sundays at 2 PM

Sign language interpretation will be available at the May 15th performance.

$20 / $12 Children 14 and under
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Mara Bayewitz as Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison, Presidentress
An original, one-woman play about the wife of James Madison, president of the United States from 1809-1817. It stars award-winning actress Mara Bayewitz. Dolley was a woman who experienced the highs and lows of life and persevered through her humor, intelligence and strength. Many may know that she saved the oil painting of George Washington as the British were about to burn the White House during the War of 1812. Few may be aware that she was the First Lady for two presidents, or how she influenced Washington society. Bayewitz treats the audience to Dolley’s life story with humor, warmth and a unique view of American history. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

May 20, 2015 • 1 PM
$20 / $12 Children 14 and under
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The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer
Produced by Damascus Theatre Company
The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

June 12 - 28, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM,
and Sundays at 2 PM

Sign language interpretation will be available at the June 19th performance.

$22 / $12 Children 14 and under
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Tales of Wonder
The Reluctant Dragon

Produced by Montgomery Playhouse
In the zany village of Veesaldorf, a young girl named Charity is more interested in fairy tales than her daily farm chore of painting the pigs. To her delight, her dreams of adventure come true one day when she finds a poetry-loving dragon in the woods. But her new friendship is quickly threatened when the frightened villagers call for Sir Wombat to slay the dragon. Can Charity come up with a plan to save her friend and convince the village that dragons are peaceful creatures? The Reluctant Dragon is appropriate for ages 10+.

June 14, 2015, 7:30 PM
$10 / $25 for all three if purchased before 3/29 through box office
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One Act Play Festival

One Act Play Festival
Produced by Montgomery Playhouse
Enjoy an eclectic mix of short plays as the City of Gaithersburg joins with Montgomery Playhouse to present the 14th Annual One Act Festival. The festival presents two separate evenings of one act plays in rotation. If you would like to see all the works offered in the festival, you will need to purchase two separate admissions.

July 17 - 26, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM,
and Sundays at 2 PM

$20
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Plays contain adult language with adult themes and are intended for mature audiences.

The Wiz

The Wiz
Produced by Ankh Repertory Theatre
The Wiz, the New Musical Version of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum. Ease on down the Road! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway show sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul.

August 7 - 23, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM,
and Sundays at 2 PM

$20 / $12 Children 14 and under
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