- $29 for one adult ticket, plus dinner to Bill Haley, Jr. & The Comets (up to $53 value)
- When: Wednesday, October 15 or Thursday, October 16, at 6 p.m.
- Where: The Barn Dinner Theatre
- Seating: best-available upon reservation
- Door time: 6 p.m. for dinner
- Ticket values include buffet, show and taxes
- Click to view the sample menu
Bill Haley, Jr. & The Comets
- The father: the legendary Bill Haley, who’s often credited for popularizing rock ‘n’ roll in America with 1955’s “Rock Around the Clock”
- The son: Bill Haley, Jr., who sings just like his dear old dad as he leads a new five-piece combo of Comets through a set of golden oldies from the ’50s and ’60s
- What to expect: a class act that knows how to get a joint jumping, jiving, and clapping, and perhaps some showbiz tales from Bill, Jr. about growing up with Bill, Sr.
- What not to expect: “Rock Around the Clock” performed in military time, because “0:100, 0:200, 0:300, rock!” isn’t very danceable
The Barn Dinner Theatre
In its earliest days, putting on a show at The Barn Dinner Theatre was a labor of love. Cast members, who were assembled in New York and traveled among the country’s Barn locations, lived above the theatre during their engagements and served in the dining room as waiters before rushing off to get into costume. Today, though they sometimes still stay in the onsite living quarters, the performers only have to concentrate on presenting an entertaining spectacle to audiences at what is billed as “America’s longest-running dinner theater.”
That task is made a lot easier by a buffet that satisfies guests with fresh-greens salad, a selection of southern sides, and choice slices of Angus roast beef and honey-glazed ham at the carving station. A sight sweetened by a decadent dessert such as housemade cobbler, the descent of the stage from the ceiling signals that the evening’s magic is on its way. Onlookers sit back for entertainment with no shortage of laughs, music, and emotion, ranging from popular productions such as Legally Blonde to country and bluegrass concerts to holiday-themed extravaganzas.