Oregon's Oldest Continuous Community Theatre
Barnstormers Theatre creates and performs quality collaborative inspiring theater art that is accessible and affordable, with a special focus on encouraging and developing new talent from our community.
When a young woman goes missing after finding herself in the middle of a social and political scandal, Sherlock Holmes is put on the case. Armed with his keen intellect and biting humor, Holmes discovers that this pursuit will finally bring him face-to-face with his most infamous archenemy. Based on the 1899 play written by William Gillette and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this adaptation will bring to life the unforgettable characters that have been adored for generations.
“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know...”
Jazz, Blues, & Reggae in a
Chill Style (Pacific Northwest)
Self-Help is the story of Hal and Cindy Savage, two struggling actors who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus and, much to their surprise, become the world's most revered relationship experts. Unfortunately, while their careers skyrocket, their marriage goes into a nosedive, and they soon find themselves scrambling to protect their reputations.
Steel Guitar-A Blues Opera, (Southern Oregon)
Back by popular demand, this beloved Christmas movie is magnificently brought to life in Philip Grecian’s adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s ‘A Christmas Story’. The story follows 9-year-old Ralphie in his quest to get a “legendary official Red Ryder 200 shot carbine action range model air rifle with a compass and this thing, which tells time, built right into the stock”. But he is only left with the same answer from his mother, his teacher and even the department store Santa Claus ---“You’ll shoot your eye out”. Memorable characters come to life on stage in this holiday classic.
A holiday family favorite comes to life on stage.
Melodic Roots Rock (Ashland, OR)
Guitar and Saxophone in a fusion of jazz,
folk, blues, and a little funk (Dunsmuir, CA)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, takes characters and plot lines from various Anton Chekhoff plays and stirs them up into this hilarious, fast paced comedy. One doesn’t have to be a Chekhoff buff to enjoy the play, however. It’s a story about Vanya and his stepsister, Sonia, who have lived their entire lives in their family's farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has traveled around the world as a successful actress and movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their self proclaimed clairvoyant/cleaning woman, Cassandra, keeps warning them about terrible things in the future… which include a sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy, Spike.
Modern folk & rock
duo, (Portland, OR)
In the time of the Great Depression in America’s rural West, a scorching drought has created a desperate situation for the Curry family. The future of their cattle ranch is in question, but even worse, the two brothers can’t seem to find a husband for their rather plain sister Lizzy who is precariously close to being a spinster. A charming con man, Bill Starbuck, struts into town, promising rain for a mere $100. He unexpectedly brings more than rain for Lizzy and her family. “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash is a delightful romantic comedy that has been translated into 40 languages, made into a hit film, and revived several times on Broadway.
Multi-instrumental 18 String
Loop-Master, (Boston, MA)
R&B, reggae, funk at
it's finest (Sacramento, CA)
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow".
There's always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season.
Master pianist, guitarist, and
vocalist (Portland, OR)
Mrs. Savage just received in immense fortune from her late-husband, but her step-children want it, so they commit her to a sanitarium to try to 'bring her to her senses.' In there, Mrs. Savage befriends a few patients that help her confuse and distract her step-children away from the inheritance. In this wonderful comedy, you will be left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.
Between psychiatric patients and politicians, you'll start to wonder who the real crazy ones are!
World renowned multi-Instrumentalist and
vocalist playing original rock, blues, and funk