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“Bravo Barter”
Review of Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Abingdon
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Owner description: Located 3 miles from I-81, exit 17 in the heart of Abingdon, Virginia. Founded in 1933, Barter Theatre offers professional, repertory theatre, 17-19 productions per year, and two unique stages: Barter Main Stage and Barter Stage II. Recognized as the premiere theatre in the region, Barter launched the careers of such notable actors as Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal and Ernest Borgnine. Enjoy classics, comedies, dramas and Broadway musicals. Group rates and packages with fine Abingdon restaurants and lodging available. Stop in The Barter Café and gift shop. Open Feb. – Dec. Call or go on-line for performance schedule.
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We have grown quite fond of The Barter Theatre. Recently saw "9 to 5" and it was excellent - would love to see it again! We have seen six productions there and also liked "Beauty and the Beast", "The Wizard of Oz", and "The 39 Steps". The actors and actresses do a great professional job. The main theatre has gotten a recent facelift at the entrance and in the bathrooms (made larger) and looks so nice.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

This was our second trip to the Barter Theatre. This time we saw "9 to 5!" Fun, fun, fun!!

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

can't get to ny?
Go to the state theater of VA
Just as good as broadway plays

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

To the previous reviewer (girlfriendTN)..... you obviously didn't have to set through Xanadu. While Barter is indeed a professional company, they do have their flop moments.

We recently enjoyed 9-to-5 the musical.....BRAVO! That said, We've been to many, many plays at the Barter and look forward to enjoying many more. That is if they can do something about those through the roof ticket prices. Yes Rick, I know how much theater tickets cost in New York..... Wake up! We're not in New York (thank God for that).

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We just saw the play "9-5" and it was very well done. The actors were very captivating. It was a little risque in the beginning but typical Dolly Parton. The theater is very clean and nicely decorated. The new bathroom with lots of stalls was a pleasant relief. Plenty of parking across the street at the smaller theater and Barter Cafe. The town of Abingdon is very quaint with lots of antique shops.

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