A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills, and as they discover that the real magic of Christmas is Love.

“Frosty” is hands-down one of our most requested shows! As a presenting organization, I recently asked an upper level school administrator if booking 2 “Frosty” performances for next year was enough for her students and she quickly said, “NO! We need 3!” The teachers are nearly as excited as the students on “Frosty” performance days! The show brings joy to all in attendance. To feel the excitement, see the smiles, hear the giggles, applause and thanks-you’s – those are the reasons we work hard all year long to make these performances possible for our region’s children.

Jan ZentmeyerPro-Art Executive Director

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Touring each November and December!


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Barter Players On Tour

Interested in bringing the Barter Players Tour to your school or venue? Email or call (276) 619-3347!

Each year, January — March, The Barter Players tour the East Coast with high energy and original productions that capture the imagination, intelligence and sophistication of today’s youth while providing the best in classic literature and beloved story adaptation.

“There is no other presentation we have ever hosted that so completely captures the attention of our students.  The Barter Players are skilled at their craft, and they make an effort to be approachable to the children before and after the performance.”  -Mount Pleasant ES


“The imaginative way that The Player shows are performed on tour helps our students develop their own creativity in ways that help them not only academically, but in other areas of life as well.” -Harding Ave ES


 “Barter Players is, hands down, the most requested group of performers here at Pro-Art…. They deliver outstanding quality programs every time. Teachers, principals, school administrators, students and Pro-Art patrons all want Barter Player shows”. –ProArt Association

On Tour In 2020

Peter Pan

Adapted from J.M. Barrie by Catherine Bush
Appropriate for All Ages

Wendy Darling and her younger brothers love nothing more than playing make-believe in their family’s upstairs nursery. Then one night, a young boy named Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinkerbell fly into the nursery window and whisk the Darling children away to a fantastical Neverland filled with Lost Boys, pirates, and a man-eating crocodile. Brought thrillingly to life with only six quick-changing actors, the Barter Players’ special brand of imagination and creativity make this an adventure your students will never forget!
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Adapted from Washington Irving by Catherine Bush
Recommended for 4th Grade & Above

Sleepy Hollow, a village haunted by the legendary Headless Horseman, has a new schoolmaster—the somewhat hapless and extremely superstitious Ichabod Crane. When Ichabod tries to win the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, he makes an enemy of her former suitor, the brawny Brom Bones. Brom vows revenge and, one dark and spooky night, Ichabod finds himself in for the ride of his life!
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The Red Badge of Courage

Adapted from Stephen Crane by Catherine Bush
Recommended for 6th Grade & Above

The Civil War had been raging for two years when young Henry Fleming decides to enlist in the Army. On the eve of his first big battle, Henry fears what he will do when the bullets start to fly. Will he run or will he fight? Before the battle is over, Henry will have to decide for himself what it means to be a man. Share with your students this timeless and intimate look at the Civil War from a young person’s perspective.
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