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In 1968, and the four summers following, a company of actors began performing summer theatre on the stage at Frankfort High School. At this location, the theatre was known as On-Stage Summer Theatre. In the summer of 1973, On-Stage moved to its current location, a cow built barn on the former farm owned by Joe and Erma Maish, and it became the Red Barn Summer Theatre. The theatre changed from a community theatre to a professional, non-equity house where all the actors were paid. Company members came from all over the country and many went on to successful careers in the theatre, including Broadway. Many additions and remodels have taken place since 1973, while still maintaining the integrity of the original structure.
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