A Jazz Kings, Shedd Theatricals, and Oregon Festival of American Music regular since her return to Eugene in 2014, Lynnea Barry made her debut as artistic director at The Shedd in June and October 2021 with Be-Bop-A-Lula: Rockin’ Through The ‘50s, her new Shedd Presents mid-century popular music project. In early 2022 she added a country/roots project with I Walk The Line, the second edition of which, I’ll Fly Away: Southern Gospel, Southern Roots, dropped in last October and was remounted in revised form in March as Some Bright Morning:Southern gospel revisited. She presents the second edition of her ‘50s project this evening with I Can't Stop Loving You. She took her first turns as guest director at Oregon Festival of American Music at OFAM Winter 2022 with Stairway to Paradise:Broadway, Revue & Tin Pan Alley, and at OFAM Summer 2022 with Pick Yourself Up…and head off to Hollywood. She made her first appearance as Jazz Kings guest director in February with Isn't It Romantic, a tribute to Rodgers and Hart.
Lynnea has appeared in 13 Shedd musicals, including The Pajama Game (Babe), Holiday Inn (Linda Mason), White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Guys And Dolls (Miss Adelaide), Singin’ In The Rain (Lina Lamont), Good News! (Professor Kenyon), Oliver! (Nancy), On The Town (Ivy Smith), Whoopee! (Harriet), How To Succeed In Business… (Hedy La Rue), Anything Goes (Erma Latour), and Babes In Arms (Dolores).
Lynnea has a degree in Musical Theater and Dance Performance from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in Manhattan. During her years in Hawaii, she was seen in Cabaret (Sally Bowles) and Tony & Tina’s Wedding (Donna), and co-hosted Golfing Thru...Hawaii on OC16/KFVF and Jole Agnew’s Entertainment Talk Radio on KAOI.