“Barnum is definitely worth a trip downtown. Come for the musical, stay for the circus, and be ready for some incredible local-to-Boston musical theatre talent.”
“Delightful Barnum blows the roof off the big top.”
“Stupendously directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, with great music direction by Dan Rodriguez, this production is a smashing success.”
Our Non-Profit Partner:
ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to positive youth development and building community through music and the arts. Their core belief is that music is the most powerful means of developing adolescent self-identity. ZUMIX’s award-winning music and creative technology programming is designed to equip youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through community events, ZUMIX provides access to top-quality arts experiences for a low-income, under-served neighborhood.
Produced by Sharman Altshuler, Directed and Choreographed by Rachel Bertone, and Music Directed by Dan Rodriguez, this dazzling show traces the career of P.T. Barnum, America’s greatest showman, from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined James A. Bailey to form “The Greatest Show On Earth”. Over the objections of his grounded and level-headed wife Charity, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are freaks of society. Included in this mix are the oldest woman alive, the smallest man in the world, a glamorous Swedish opera singer, and Jumbo the Elephant! Although the “prince of humbug” makes sacrifices along the way, Barnum tells a story about hope and determinism and how anyone can achieve their greatest goals if they dream big and bright enough and have the courage of their convictions.
IRNE AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Best Costume Design – Marian Bertone – WINNER
Best Choreography – Rachel Bertone
Best Supporting Actress – Jessica Kundla
Best Supporting Actress – Carla Martinez
Best Actress – Shonna Cirone
Best Actor – Todd Yard