SOUTH PARIS — On Saturday July 26, Celebration Barn will present variety and spectacle with The Big Barn Family Show at 2 p.m. and The Big Barn Spectacular at 8 p.m. The lineup of performers includes both local favorites and guest artists from across the country.

The Big Barn Family Show is especially designed for audiences of all ages. Special guests for the matinee performance include mime-dancer Karen Montanaro, international touring variety artist Michael Menes, and “King Ping Pong” Michael Trautman.

The cast expands for The Big Barn Spectacular to include Maine humorist Susan Poulin, eccentric professor Martin Shell,

‘s Inflatable Theater, physical comedian Mike Miclon, and special guests from all across the country.

These performances also mark the audience’s final opportunity to bid in Celebration Barn’s annual silent auction, as it closes after the evening performance. Auction items range from vacation rentals to handcrafted artwork. Proceeds from both shows and the auction support Celebration Barn’s mission to create and present world-class, original theater in Western Maine. The full auction can be seen online through the theater’s website.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 207-743-8452. Tickets for The Big Barn Family Show are $10. Tickets for The Big Barn Spectacular are $15. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show times. Celebration Barn Theater is off Route 117 at 190 Stock Farm Road. For more information, visit

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