WHAT IS SUMMER STOCK

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Little Barn Summer stock in the Hamptons

​Through learning the art of musical theatre, children are able to express themselves with song, dance, and their innate storytelling abilities during the long lazy days of summer. Our goal is for each budding performer to cultivate confidence and develop poise in an inspiring environment. 

Our beautiful barn represents the merging of tradition and innovation, blending the history of summer stock theatre with the artists of tomorrow.

​Our cast of instructors at Little Barn pride themselves in being true Teaching Artists. Each teacher is a performer in the musical theatre world, a mentor in the classroom and most importantly, wonderful role models. They dedicate themselves to lead by example while listening to the unique interests of individual students.

Our “cast members” have specifically chosen to teach at Little Barn because they value the creative potential of each child while also gaining inspiration from the students for their own art.

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A little history
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The American tradition of “summer stock” theatre started over a hundred years ago when young performers would travel the country during the summer months, setting up makeshift stages in tents, barns, and outdoor spaces to put up musicals.

While mastering their craft, these theatrical companies would frequently use stock sceneries and costumes to tell stories to rural communities around the United States, spreading their songs far and wide!

Many beloved stars of the 20th and 21st century experienced their humble beginnings upon these moving stages, inspiring such movies as “White Christmas,” “Holiday Inn,” and of course the Judy Garland classic “Summer Stock.”

 

We here at Little Barn want to keep tradition alive while nurturing the artists of tomorrow in an authentic summer stock setting!

Performing in the fresh air of the Hamptons brings inspiration to every performer in this artistic haven.

The Hayground Camp is the perfect setting for Little Barn to take center stage, as we full-heartedly believe in creating a kind, supportive, and eco-friendly community for these budding artists to blossom.