2022 Guest Artists

We're looking forward to having several exciting Guest Artists on our stage this summer. You'll see some familiar faces, too. Check back for new additions to our guest artist line up soon.

Eric Morris

Eric Morris

Eric is elated to once again return to the Barn! Last summer, he appeared in 9 to 5 & Mamma Mia! as well as portraying Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer. Eric also had the time of his life directing the musical that was “for everyone,” SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical! He apprenticed in 2007 and 2009, where Barn audiences saw him as the Lead Tenor in The Producers, Tommy in The Who’s Tommy, and Tom Sawyer in Big River. Eric is currently based out of the Twin Cities.

Select credits include the World Premiere of Runestone! A Rock Musical at History Theatre, Guys & Dolls at the Guthrie Theater, Assassins at Theater Latte Da, and The Bridges of Madison County at Artistry Theater.

Other Twin Cities credits: Mill City Summer Opera, Out of the Box Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Second Fiddle Productions. Regional: Dayton Opera, Beef & Boards, Gallery Players, and the Heritage Theatre Festival.

Eric is the Director of Production at the Old Log Theatre where he directed their critically acclaimed production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and his production of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville is currently running.  Other Old Log directing credits include The Play That Goes Wrong, Ghost: The Musical, Lend Me a Tenor, Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, The Dixie Swim Club, How I Became a Pirate, Winnie-the-Pooh, and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Eric holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College.

Jack Austin - Guest Artist Headshot

Jack Austin


We are thrilled Jack is making his Barn Theatre debut this summer!

A 2022 graduate of Lakeview High school, he will begin college at WMU in the fall working toward obtaining a BFA in musical theatre performance. Jack’s love of music lives beyond the stage as a recording artist as well. His debut single, ‘Give You My All,’ released in 2021 and his new single will be released in August 2022; available on all major streaming services.

Jack has also gained notable exposure on his social media where he predominantly shares music and theatre content. He has gained just over a million views on Tik Tok! Favorite roles on stage include Curly in OKLAHOMA!, Jack in INTO THE WOODS, and Diesel in WEST SIDE STORY. He is an active volunteer at his previous middle school theatre clocking in over 300 hours, and he has directed shows and assisted in vocals.

Jack would like to thank all of his amazing educators and directors who have shaped him to be not only the performer, but the person he is today.


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