The Barn Theatre Willmar – 2023 Season

The Barn Theatre in Willmar is a non-profit regional community theater that draws talent and audiences from the Willmar and surrounding area. While it’s called “The Barn,” know that it’s anything but. This is a top notch facility in downtown Willmar. There are 3 seating sections and that are all pretty close in. There’s not a bad seat in the house. That said, don’t dawdle when tickets go on sale. There are only 220 seats in the main theater. Shows sell through quickly.

Where: The Barn Theatre at 321 4th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201

Phone: 320 235-9500
Online: www.thebarntheatre.com

The 2023 Season

Wait Until Dark

Barn Theatre Willmar - 2023 Season

By Frederick Knott

Directed by Allen Clark and Cole Woltjer

A sinister man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Unbeknownst to Susy, something is hidden inside the doll and the criminals will stop at nothing to get it. With the help of her young neighbor Susy pieces the puzzle together and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.

Underwritten by Fischer Laser Eye Center and Dooley’s Petroleum Inc.

February 2-4, 9-11    |    7:00pm

February  5 & 12    |    2:00pm

Tickets on sale January 11th

The Andrews Brothers

Barn Theatre Willmar - 2023 Season

Written & Created by Roger Bean

Musical and Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean, Michael Borth, and Jon Newton

Directed by Pauline Prawl

A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy when they fail to appear shortly before the curtain. Thankfully, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show, even if they have to do it themselves. This musical will have you laughing until your sides hurt.

Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com)

Auditions January 23 & 24 6:30pm CLICK HERE to pre-register online.

April  13-15,  20-22    |    7:00pm

April 16 & 23    |    2:00pm

Tickets on sale March 22nd

Auditions January 23 & 24 6:30pm

Summer Shows

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Barn Theatre Willmar - 2023 Season

Book by Dennis Kelly    Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin    Orchestrations and Additional Music by Chris Nightingale

Directed by Mary Haugen

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her school teacher, Miss Honey. They both have a profound effect on each other’s lives while avoiding the wrath of the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who hates children. The musical is a fun and heartwarming journey for all ages.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.

June 8-12, 15-17, 22-24   |   7:00pm

June 11, 18, 25   |   2:00pm

Tickets on sale May 17th

Who’s in Bed With The Butler?

Barn Theatre Willmar - 2023 Season

By Michael Parker

Directed by Jan Buzzeo and Allen Clark

A California billionaire has bequeathed all his assets to his only daughter, Constance – except the $22 million yacht he wanted Josephine to have, a $25 million art collection left to Renee, and some priceless antique automobiles willed to Marjorie. When Constance arrived with her lawyer and finds the boat, art and cars have all been sold to the Bimbo Corporation she starts to get suspicious. Could the Butler be behind it? And who are all these other women?

“Who’s in Bed With The Butler” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French. www.concordtheatricals.com.

August  3-5, 10-12   |   7:00pm

August  6 & 13   |   2:00pm

Tickets on sale July 12th

Four Old Broads

Barn Theatre Willmar - 2023 Season

By Leslie Kimbell

Directed by Thomas Rosengren

retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation from Ongolia Place Assisted Living. The “Sassy Seniors Cruise” may be just the ticket if she can convince her best friend to stop praying and go with her. But strange things have been happening ever since Nurse Pat Jones began working here. The new resident is losing her memory, another is obsessed with planning her funeral, and the retired Elvis impersonator keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. Can they solve the mystery before her ship sets sail?

“Four Old Broads” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.

September 21-23, 28-30  |   7:00pm

September 24 & October 1   |   2:00pm

Tickets on sale August 30th

Hugo Coffee Roasters Coupon: SAVEDOGS

Box Office Hours 
Box Office Hours are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am – 4pm
Please call or email to make an appointment, the business office is available.
Single Tickets
Adult:      $25
Student:  $15       (Age 2 to Grade 12 in high school)  

Group Rates
Groups of 20 or more, will receive a 15% discount per ticket.

Refund Policy
The Barn Theatre does not provide refunds. Tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same titled show, upon availability. Exchanges must be completed prior to the date of the originally scheduled performance. 

Mask Policy

Barn Theatre Willmar wants all of our patrons to enjoy a safe, enjoyable, and comfortable show.  We recommend patrons wear a mask.   The Barn Theatre, and your fellow patrons, thanks you for your consideration.