Barn Theatre Company Recognized with 15 Wilde Awards


We are so proud of the Barn Theatre Company from our  2022-2023 season. In just two seasons post-COVID, we’ve had strong shows and wonderful Barnies on our stage.  We’ve invested in the quality of our productions, our grounds and offerings to our beloved patrons.

We are so honored to be recognized alongside the great theatre community here in Michigan. We congratulate all of the 2022-23 Wilde Award winners! Nominations are based on reviews written by’s team of professional critics. Founded in 2002, the Wilde Awards are an important measure of recognition for Michigan’s professional theatre community. Shows produced between September 1, 2022, to September 15, 2023. Read the full article at here. We truly thank Encore Michigan and its staff for all they do for theatres across Michigan.

Best Play (Drama)

Best Play (Comedy)
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Escanaba in da Moonlight

Best Director (Play)
Brendan Ragotzy, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Best Director (Musical)
Patrick Hunter, Anything Goes

Best Lead Actor (Play)
Eric Parker, Misery

Best Lead Actress (Musical)
Melissa Cotton Hunter, Anything Goes

Best Supporting Actress (Musical)
Penelope Alex, The Wizard of Oz

Best Supporting Actor (Play)
Charlie King, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Lance Barber, Clue

Best Supporting Actress (Play)
Melissa Cotton Hunter, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Best Choreography
Melissa Cotton Hunter, Anything Goes

Best Costumes
Karsen Green, Anything Goes

Best Sound Design
Troy Benton, Wizard of Oz

Best Music Direction
Matt Shabala, Anything Goes

Thank You for a Wonderful 2023 Season of Live, Local Theatre

We are forever grateful to you, our loyal patrons and the many newcomers we welcomed in 2023. Your support and attendance mean the world to us.  We simply would not be here without you!

Our 2023 mainstage season was one of our best-attended summers in 15 years!  We’re honored that so many wonderful people make the Barn Theatre a special part of their lives.

We’ll continue working toward even more improvements and additions to continue our legacy into 2024.

Share a little joy of the Barn this holiday season with a gift card or one of our unique souvenirs – all available online here. We are overwhelmed at how quickly our annual Christmas Cabaret has filled. We thank you so much for making it one of your family traditions. Call the box office to check on last-minute openings.