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MAIN STREET ARTISTS is a company dedicated to Professional Entertainment for All Occasions at Affordable Rates.
We serve East Central Indiana and the surrounding region and produce nation-wide.
We work primarily in four areas. Click the links below to view information on each area:
We believe that it is important to preserve and perform great music and theatre from our collective cultural heritage.
We believe that by performing and teaching great music and theatre, these works will remain vital and relevant to future generations.
We believe that Main Streets, downtown & historic districts and historic buildings as well as festivals and public spaces are the perfect settings for these works and the heart of every community.
PERFECT FOR ALL OCCASSIONS
Every Event is Better with Main Street Artists!
We offer family-friendly musical and theatrical entertainment as well as educational workshops and classes that are perfect for any event.
We require minimum set-up time, we are completely self-contained and we can adapt to any size or configuration of performance venue and any size audience.
Book Main Street Artists the next time you host one of these events:
Restaurants & Clubs
We can also customize the show to your specifications and needs.
Have a favorite song? We can play it!
Need a show with a specific theme? We can write it!
Want somebody in the audience to get on stage? We can make it happen!
Working with a challenging budget? We can be creative!
Need quality affordable entertainment you can count on? You found it!
So what are you waiting for?
Call Main Street Artists today!
Darrin has worked as a professional actor, director, producer and educator for over 25 years with theatres all across the country including extensive work in Chicago and Portland, Oregon, and was most recently seen on stage at Actors Theatre of Indiana, Texas Shakespeare Festival and at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis. He recently completed a five-year tenure as Executive Director of Muncie Civic Theatre, during which time he also served as President of the Indiana Community Theatre League and Regional Representative to the American Association of Community Theatres. He also recently served as Managing Director of Historic Farmland USA, a National Main Street program, where he produced dinner theatre, concert and performance events as well as art shows and street festivals and lead historic preservation and economic development efforts for the rural Randolph County community of Farmland, Indiana. He recently led an effort which saw Farmland recognized as one of the Top 10 Great American Main Street Communities by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has been appointed by Lt. Governor Sue Elspermann to serve on the advisory board of the Indiana Main Street Program under the Office of Rural and Community Affairs. He lives on his family’s homestead farm in Parker City, Indiana with his wife and two children.
JULIE LYN BARBER
Julie Lyn Barber is a Canadian coloratura soprano, pursuing a doctoral degree in voice performance at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana. She received her undergraduate training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and her Masters degree in opera and music theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She teaches voice as Assistant Professer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Kentucky University. She previously served as adjunct faculty in the theatre and music departments of Taylor University in Upland, IN, and Portland Community College in Oregon.
She has appeared as a soloist with a number of ensembles in Canada and the United States, including Portland Oregon’s Trinity Consort, under the baton of Eric Milnes, and Muncie Indiana’s East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Amman. She has performed with Oregon Lyric Opera, Portland Opera Association and Dayton Opera Association. Her solo oratorio repertoire ranges from Carissimi to Britten and includes the American premiere of Andrew Carter’s Musick’s Jubilee, with the Southern Illinois University Orchestra and Chorale under John Mochnick in 1997. She can be heard on a number of recordings.