Please be sure to purchase all seats for your party under the same name, so that we can accommodate you by seating you together!
Please Scroll down for more on what to expect at our outdoor theatre this summer.
A Grand Night For Singing
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
July 21 to August 20
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, this new R&H musical opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may never have imagined “Shall We Dance?” as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” But that’s precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” a swingin’ “Honeybun” worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy “Kansas City,” which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
“A Grand Night for Singing is enough to restore one’s faith in the future of the revue and the durability of Rodgers & Hammerstein. It gives the material the kind of thoughtful rethinking it has long deserved.” ~ USA Today
“Stylish…Among the finest revues I’ve ever seen! Don’t miss it.” ~ Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
“A smooth two-hour entertainment…the songs flow together in a sequence that treats them as lighthearted extensions of one another.” ~ Stephen Holden, The New York Times
What to Expect At Our Outdoor Theatre at Bartlett’s Farm This Summer
Where exactly is the Outdoor Theatre? Where do I park? Our outdoor theatre will be located in the field directly to the left of the Bartlett Farm Store. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket will have designated parking spaces in the existing parking lot. There will be signs and parking attendants to direct you to the designated spots. There will be handicapped parking spots available.
What does the Outdoor Theatre look like? We are in the process of constructing a temporary elevated stage structure complete with theatrical lighting and sound. There is no tent, it is entirely an open air venue.
What is the seating arrangement? Audience members will sit around tables with their party. Tables can accommodate groups of two to six people. There will be a limited number of one person tables available. Each table is at least six feet from the nearest table. Tables are staggered for good lines of sight to the stage.
What time are the shows? Performances will begin at 7:30 and run to 9 or 9:30 depending on the performance. In July the sun sets around 8pm, in August it sets around 7:30. We suggest planning accordingly with extra clothing as it may be cooler at the end of the show that it will be on arrival.
Will the Bartlett’s Farm Store be open? The Bartlett’s Farm Store typically closes at 7pm in July and August.
Are there restrooms available? Yes. There are portable restrooms, including an accessible restroom available for patrons.
What about heat, cold, rain etc.? Part of embracing the beautiful location and the magic of outdoor theatre will include being prepared with extra clothing for occasionally unpredictable weather. The evening’s performance will be canceled in the event of rain.
Is the Outdoor Theatre accessible for patrons with wheelchairs and walkers? Yes. There are handicapped parking spaces available with easy flat access across the field to accessible tables and accessible portable toilets. There is no flooring, but the grassy field is relatively flat.
Can we bring our own chairs? No, except for seated walkers and wheelchairs.
Will there be concessions? Can I bring food and beverages? In accordance with MA guidelines for this type of venue, we are sorry that no food or drink is allowed.
When is your Box Office open so I can buy tickets? Tickets can be purchased online 24/7 or by phone 508-228-4305 Tuesday through Friday from 10:00a to 2:00p. (Please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call promptly) There may be a handful of tickets available at the door, but we strongly suggest purchasing in advance. Our website is the best and easiest way to purchase.
Our 2021 Flex Pass is available for purchase from May 1 to August 20. This is our season subscription for 2021 and includes four discounted tickets to be used however you desire. You may use one ticket at each of our four productions this season or all four at production or any other combination.
Seat selection for Flex Pass holders is available beginning May 14. Flex Pass holders should call to select their seats and purchase tickets for other members of their party at the same time.
Tickets will open to the public May 28.
Will patrons be required to wear masks? Based on current State and Town guidelines, patrons are required to wear masks. State and town guidelines around masks are shifting at the moment. We will continue to work closely with the State and Town to see how changing guidelines may impact requirements at our venue.
Will I have to show proof of vaccination to attend a show? No.
Will Patrons be socially distanced? Yes. Patrons will be seated only with members of their own party and will be seated at least six feet from all other patrons. Patrons must maintain six feet distancing at all times, including on entrance and exit, and when visiting the restroom.