BarnDoor Productions, Perth's original community theatre

 
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BarnDoor Productions has been presenting live theatre in Perth, Ontario since 1995 and before that, as Perth Summer Theatre, back to 1983.

From outdoor classics to modern hits, from favourite "chestnuts" to original shows, BDP has set the region's  community theatre standards since our first production and built a reputation for high-energy, fast-paced, constantly surprising and always exciting theatre.

Producing Directors David and Janice Jacklin are now in their 35th season of presenting theatre together and their seventh season at the Full Circle Theatre, Perth's only ground-level, fully barrier-free theatre -- and generally praised as the best performance space in town.

In 2012, the Jacklins were honoured with the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
for service to the community
and the performing arts.

A website dedictaed to David's scripts and music is now online at:
www.playsfromdavidjacklin.ca

A note on tickets for BarnDoor Productions' shows:

We don't do credit cards. We ask for cash. This saves both of us money - lots of it.
Credit/debit card and "convenience" fees can add up to 25% to the cost of your ticket! Do you really want to pay that much just to buy a ticket?

Here's how to order tickets for a BarnDoor Productions show:
1) Call 613 267 1884.
2) Tell us who you are, how many tickets you want and what performance.
3) Pay us in cash when you arrive.
Your tickets are guaranteed and it's a lot cheaper!

---> This is for BarnDoor Production's shows only <---
Other events at FCT handle ticket sales as noted.
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BPD's 23rd season: classic, original, enchanted, provocative, UNIQUE!

See our Auditions page for more.
Get involved and have some fun
613 267 1884
barndoorproductionstheatre@gmail.com
Monday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
Final Auditions for Panto Can Be Murder

We've just begun -- so join us!
"Superb acting ... great direction ... costuming and set design perfection."
"...would shine on the professional stage anywhere!"
OUR 23rd SEASON IS UP AND RUNNING

Cinderella

became our biggest audience draw of the

Full Circle Theatre era!


Now, come and audition for the
second part of the story:
PANTO CAN BE MURDER


Click here for information and a link to
viewable copy of the script!

CINDERELLA was:
"Amazing & hilarious"
"I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life"
"That was 'way, 'WAY too much fun. 'Way too much"
"Without hesitation, that was the best panto I've ever seen"
"Omg, what a great show. It felt wonderful to laugh like that"
"Laugh out loud, high energy panto in its most outrageous tradition"
"An amazing...stellar production and a curtain call to end all curtain calls"
"Ohhh my! Amazing ... absolutely hilarious!"
"A MUST SEE"

Now join us for the real story!
When Cinderellas meet

Left: Little Zazzy got a special treat after a matinee performance of BDP's Cinderella when Miranda Wilson came out to compare dresses and pose for some photos.  The look on Zazzy's face is exactly what panto is all about.
Above is the finale ultimo mayhem from CINDERELLA
One of these lovable characters is a murderer!

AUDITION: Monday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
for the 5 new characters we need for this
backstage, murder-mystery farce.
ALL WELCOME
PcbM promo page

Here's what our 22nd season looked like ...

What our audience said about Season 22

Venus In Fur

VIF "Saw the show last night and it was AMAZING!" "... superb. Go and see it!" "This play is ... wow!" "I'm coming back -- and I'm bringing others!" "Venus In Fur was ****ing amazing!"

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

CDCC 2016 "Superb... riveting performance!" "...a revelation!" "If I could, I'd see every performance." "Another masterpiece." "I now like Dickens!"

7 Keys To Baldpate

7 Keys "Great play! Twists and turns and lots of laughs!" "That was a wonderful play!" "I laughed!" "I never saw the ending coming. And, then I never saw the other ending coming!" "A very smart production with a very energetic cast. Go see it!" "As I was shovelling snow, I said to myself 'I hope BarnDoor Productions gives me something to get me out of this winter dreariness'. Well, you did!"

The Tin Woman

Tin Woman "This is good... this is VERY good." "This is SO amazing." "I didn't know whether I should laugh or not -- but it's funny -- but it's sad." "All right. I cried. But I laughed, too." "I think this is one of the best productions that I've seen at this venue."

The Decorator

Decorator "Funny and fast paced performance. Loved it!" "Perfect! Perfect summer fun!" "I nearly had an asthma attack laughing."

Trifles, Tea & Tape

TTnT About Trifles: "... magic!" "I've seen other productions that fell flat, but this one digs down to the centre of the emotion." About Tea Cups: "A delight!" About Krapp's Last Tape: "Brilliant!" "Perfect!" "Thank you for Krapp's Last Tape!"

Lysistrata

Lysistrata "Naughty -- but fun" "Hilarious" "I love it!" "It's an education!" "Entertaining and hilarious!" "That was jaw-dropping!" "They should do this in New York!"

So, do you get it?
BarnDoor Productions is VERY, VERY GOOD!
Join us for season 23!

Our 23rd season:

something classic, something original,

something borrowed, something new

A PERFECT LIKENESS
a comedy by
Daniel Rover Singer

Production complete!

"This play would shine on the professional stage anywhere!" J.S. Perth

PANTO CAN BE MURDER
Find out what was happening backstage at our last production. An all-original backstage murder-mystery comedy.

February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 8:00 p.m.
February 19, 25 2:00 p.m.
Panto Can Be Murder poster 2018
CINDERELLA
An "English panto" style comedy -- with a twist!

Production complete!

"I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life!"

Cinderella poster
THE TAMING
by Lauren Andersen
Shakespeare meets beauty pageant meets politics. It's a comedy -- sort of.
April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 8:00 p.m.
April 22, 29 2:00 p.m.

Yep, that's our 23rd season, 2017-2018
And, it's a LULU!

AND HERE'S WHAT SUMMER 2018 IS SHAPING UP TO BE

JUNE
The longest running farce in London history!

JULY
"The best farce of the 19th century"
with its seldom-seen sequel!

AUGUST
A new adaptation of a play about the man who became The Bard of Avon

WHAT'S IN THE CIRCLE?
Special events at FCT

International cinema,
big name musical talent,
touring productions,
the best of local theatre
and much more at

FULL CIRCLE THEATRE

Stay tuned here for news as we confirm the many events we have pending for the rest of 2017
Below: the stage at the Full Circle Theatre, lit, dressed and waiting!


Have YOU got an event that you want to put in front of the public?  A concert, a play, a movie, a public reading of the telephone book?  We can help you bring it to your audience.

We are the most approachable, affordable and experienced
performing arts venue
in the county.

135 events at FCT in 2015-2016 tells you
the story.

CONTACT US
WHAT'S IN THE CIRCLE?
Of interest at Full Circle Theatre

We've made a few improvements to FCT this past year,
including new hallway flooring and
new finish on the lobby floor.

Small gains, but FCT is still the most comfortable and accommodating performance space in Perth!
FILM NIGHT INTERNATIONAL
AT FCT

Some of the best in international cinema
-Alternate Wednesdays
at 2 and 7 p.m.-

FOR TICKETS CONTACT:
filmnightperth@gmail.com
or call the Perth Library at
613-267-1224

HERE IS FiNI's BLOG
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Film Night International


FiNI returns in the fall for their sixth year at Full Circle Theatre

Go HERE for details on the lineup
and
tickets