We apologize but we have to cancel the EdVenture to see "Footloose" at the Barter Theater


EdVentures, Summer 2017

“Footloose” at the Barter Theater Abingdon, VA

We apologize but we have to cancel this EdVenture

The Barter Theater is the State Theater of Virginia and is one of the oldest professional regional theaters in our nation. It was founded in 1933 by Robert Porterfield on the theory that drama could be bartered for food. He hired two Broadway actors and accepted milk, ham, chicken and other foods in exchange for theater tickets.

We’ll travel by motor coach to Abingdon, VA, the home of the Barter Theater, and will begin our adventure with a one hour, behind-the-scenes tour to learn the fascinating history of this historic landmark. Following this, we’ll have time to explore the charming town of Abingdon and/or have lunch in one of the many nearby restaurants. Lunch is on your own.

We will meet back at the Theater at 1:30 p.m. to see the 2:00 p.m. matinee of “Footloose: The Musical” on the Gilliam Stage. It’s the story of rebellious teens and the families who learn to listen to and guide them with warm and loving hearts. Based on a true story, it features lively dancing and the hit songs “Footloose”, “Let’s Hear It For the Boys” and “Almost Paradise”.

After the performance, we’ll head back home, with a stop in Johnson City, TN for dinner. Dinner will be at the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet which features a wide selection of favorite foods including Chinese, Japanese, American, Italian and Mexican items. Its main feature is the Hibachi Style Grill where you can select your own meats and vegetables cooked by a professional Hibachi chef while you watch. Dinner is included in the tour price. After dinner, we will continue our journey back to BRCC.

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