Join the circus at Facetime Theatre’s Upcoming BARNUM

by Patricia Bradford

P.T. Barnum once said, “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” This is the hope that Facetime Theatre and directors, Paul and Michael Campbell-Trimbur, have in bringing Barnum to the stage.

This Tony award-winning musical tells the life story of P.T. Barnum from humble beginnings in Connecticut to master impresario and owner of the Greatest Show on Earth.

Come see the sights and wonders waiting under the Big Top–Jumbo, the Largest Elephant in the World; General Tom Thumb, only twenty-five inches tall; Joice Heth, the Oldest Woman Alive; and the Rarest and Most Beautiful Bird in Captivity, Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale!

Songs in the score by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart include “There Is A Sucker Born Every Minute”, “The Colors Of My Life”, “One Brick At A Time”, “Come Follow The Band” and “Join The Circus”.

BARNUM stars David Schwartz (Barnum), Cara Nardone (Chairy Barnum), Vincent Tavani (Ringmaster), Michelle English (Jenny Lind), Alek Wasserman (Tom Thumb), Alondra Santos-Castillo (Joice Heth), Michele Kilmer (Blues Singer), with Hannah Westfall, Sarah Holderith, Laura Jenkins, Vanessa Rodriguez Maclean and Rachel Nolen. The set design is by Heidi Swartz. Musical Direction is by Kate Nice and Ben Potts.

BARNUM runs March 1, 2, 8, & 9 at 7:30pm and March 10 at 2:00pm at Facetime Theatre inside the Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Avenue, Suite 109, Phoenixville, PA. There is free parking in the large lot on Franklin Avenue. The theatre can be found through the main doors and down the hall on the left. Tickets are $20 for general seating and $15 for kids 12 and under and seniors and can be bought on If you have any questions concerning the show or tickets, please email

Facetime Theatre, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of Pennsylvania. The purposes of the Corporation are: to stimulate, promote, teach and develop interest in the dramatic arts; to focus on the development of high-quality performing arts programs for area youth; and to advance the general level of culture in the field of dramatic arts by the establishment and maintenance of a theater for the production of plays, musicals, readings, dramas, comedies, shows, exhibitions, and dramatic arts in all forms and of the highest standards.

For more information visit or call 610.983.4636.

Theater/Organization FACETIME THEATRE
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Theater/Organization Address: Franklin Commons 400 Franklin Ave., Ste. 109 Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610) 983-4636

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