6th Grade Dance, Teen Open Mic Night, AND Murder Mystery AUDITIONS!!

THIS Friday, February 28th 7-10pm is our 6th Grade NEON Dance. Buy your tickets online to ensure a FASTER entry! Music, Snacks, Dancing, and FUN!
SATURDAY brings our Monthly Teen Open Mic Night 7-10pm with our Host Band: Extrasensory.  Come down to the Barn with your talent and your instrument and take the stage to show your peers what you’ve got! Sign up is first come first serve. Admission is $5.
Rounding off this BUSY weekend, AUDITIONS for our Spring Murder Mystery are THIS SUNDAY 1:30-3:30!!  Murder Mysteries are one of our favorite productions down at the Barn. With a Basic script and character descriptions the participants will mostly improvise their OWN vignettes to help give the audience clues as to who is GUILTY of MURDERRRRRR.  Rehearsals are on Sundays with the occasional weeknight closer to performance date of Sunday June 8th, 2pm. Break a Leg!!

The Barn is bursting with activities now. Tickets for all events can be purchased online or at the door.

We just finished packing up all the ghosts and zombies from our second annual Haunted House which was a huge success despite half of the town being evaculated and Super Storm Sandy hitting us. Watch out for a video from the event which should be out soon.

Dances - All Dances are 7-10PM and admission is $10. Cafe is open for concessions and Boppers provided the entertainment. 8th Grade Dance – Nov. 16th 6th Grade Dance – Dec. 7th 7th Grade Dance Dec. 14th.

Holiday Drop & Shop – On November 23rd – Black Friday – From 12 – 4 PM and December 22nd from 2-6 PM- Children 5 and up can be dropped off at the Madison Arts Barn and parents can shop or prepare for the holidays. Children will have games, crafts, movies and more to keep them entertained. The cost is $5 per hour and siblings are half price. This event was organized by Erika Klaskin as a charity project for her Bat Mitzvah and all the proceeds will be donated to Dances with Wood and Circle of Care. Both organizations supports children with cancer and their families.

Winter Wipeout – December 1st we will have our second annual Winter Wipeout!! The event features a bungee run, inflatable obstacle course, cash cube with a $50 cash prize per session, Fear Factor games, Minute to Win it games and more. Admission is $15 per session and includes inflatables, one cash cube chance and 10 game tickets. Additional chances in the cash cube and game tickets available. First Session is 3 – 5 PM and is open to all ages. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult and both require a ticket for admission. Second Session is 5:30 – 7:30 PM and is open to 5th & 6th grade students. Third Sessions is 8 – 10 PM and is open to students in 7th grade and up.

Benefit Concert Featuring Body Lingo with special guest Knee Deep – Come join us for an exciting concert featuring Body Lingo performing their hit single Yum Yum, available on iTunes. Madison’s own Knee Deep will be the opening act. Come support our local teens and Friends of Madison Youth. Admission is $10 – 7th grade and up welcome.

What’s Going On Now at the Arts Barn

This has been a very busy and exciting summer so far for the Barn!! Here are some reminders on what is coming up. Details and registration information can be found on the Summer 2012 Program Tab above.  Please remember we have Full and Partial Scholarships still available and do accept payment plans. For more info on financial arrangements please contact us at madisonartsbarn@gmail.com

THIS SATURDAY – 7/21 – 6:30 – 10 PM – Open Mic Night - $5 Admission.  This is open to anyone entering 9th grade and up.

THIS SUNDAY – 7/22 – 4 – 6 PM – Auditions and informational meeting for our next Murder Mystery - This is open to anyone entering 5th grade and up.  This Mystery involves the Murder of the Captain of a Pirate Ship and the performance will be September 9th.

NEXT WEEK – 7/23 – 7/27 8:30-3:30 PM – Center Stage Theatre Camp - $225 for the week. This is open to anyone entering 5th grade and up. Director Alan Wagner will work on audition skills, monologue selection and development and song selection in additional to theatre games and improv.

Also next week we are in week 2 of 6 for our Cartooning/Anime (Wednesdays 4-6PM) and Graffiti (Thursdays 4-6PM) Workshops - If interested in joining we will prorate the fee. Email us if you are interested at madisonartsbarn@gmail.com.

UPCOMING: August 6th – August 10th – 8:30 – 12:00 Noon – Art Exploration with Greg Gallo - $175 for the week. August 13th – August 17th – 8:30 – 3:30 PM – The Famished Games - $250 for the week.

Check out our website for more details and don’t forget to friend us on Facebook!

Concert and Open Mic at The Madison Arts Barn Friday Night

This week the Arts Barn ran a Rock Band Live camp that has created Madison’s newest band “Artful Rush”.  Come see them perform this Friday, July 13th at 7 PM.  We will also have an Open Mic night for anyone who wants to get some stage time.  This is a special open mic night open to everyone and there is no admission. Come down and enjoy the show!!

New summer music and art activities just added

Click on the Summer 2012 Programs Tab to see a complete list of programs

Do you want to be a Rock Star? Do you want to learn how to create Anime or a Graffiti wall hanging? We just added amazing work shops where you can do these things and more.  We also added two additional amazing weeks of Art Exploration.

So many choices there is something just for you.  Spaces are very limited.  Full details, registration and health forms are available under the Summer Programs Tab.

In Review: March 3rd, Grand Re-Opening

Our flyer!

One of the opening bands!

Awesome Acoustic Set

Joey and Josh, two of our great security guards

A bunch of the crew at the snack bar

Lycha and Jill backstage Our headliners and hometown heroes, These Green Eyes rocked the stage!

We couldn’t have asked for a more sucessful night- a great turnout, great giveaways (thanks to Worship Skateboards) awesome bands, and an even more awesome vibe. A huge thank you to everyone who participate- we are so grateful! Stay tuned for future events!

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