Young Adult Theater
Legally Blonde, The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Rachael Hager
Music Direction by Brett Ouimette
Choreography by Hannah Hall
Fridays & Saturdays, August 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, August 14 & 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde,The Musical stays true to form
with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable
from start to finish.  Ellle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned
upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start
getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law.  Determined to 
get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law.
At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington.
With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her
potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

A Special Holiday Performance
The Nutcracker
A production of Next Step Studio of the Performing Arts
Performed at the Barre Players Theater
Directed & Choreographed by Hannah Hall
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 1pm and 5pm
Tickets for this Holiday Show are...
$12  General Admission
  $8  Children (age 12 and younger)
To purchase tickets, call Next Step Studio of the Performing Arts at 508.873.4433
Or, order tickets online at nsperformingarts.com/tickets

It's Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum home and young Clara receives an incredible gift of a Nutcracker that comes to life and takes her on a magical Christmas journey to the Land of Sweets. This family friendly adaptation of the classic tale will run under 90 minutes in two acts and includes many genres of dance.   
2016 - 2017
A Season of Music, Magic, & Mayhem
The Addams Family
A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Directed by Jessie Olson
Music Direction by Kallin Johnson 
Choreography by Hannah Hall
Fridays & Saturdays, October 28 & 29, 2016 at 7:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays, November 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, November 6 & 13, 2016 at 2:00pm

This musical features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up
and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable
family - a man her parents have never met. 
And, if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides
in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never 
done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.
Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they
host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
A Musical Comedy for anyone who survived Middle School
Book by John R. Powers
Music and Lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans
Directed by Kevin Baldwin
Fridays & Saturdays, March 24, 25, 31 & April 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, March 26 & April 2, 2017 at 2:00pm

Focusing on eight children during their Catholic elementary and
high school education in the 1950s, it captures the funniest aspects of
youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence.
Every number tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school,
public or private. 
God of Carnage
A Comedy of Manners... Without the Manners
By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Diana Canterbury
Recommended for mature audiences
Fridays & Saturdays, May 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees, May 21 & 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter.
At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. 
A major Broadway hit!  Tony Award winner for Best Play, 2009.