Barleens Arizona Opry 2016-2017 Season Kicks Off Tonight

The Barleen family has been busy cooking up all sorts of treats for its new 2016-2017 season and it all kicks off tonight! As you can see from the photo, Jim Barleen with brother Ben, have been working since early morning baking our famous Barleens Chocolate Cake, made from our own secret family recipe. It will be waiting for you at your table when you arrive and no one will scold you if you eat it first!


Barleens now offers a full bar as well as its free lemonade and coffee with unlimited refills, so you’ll find lots of ways to quench your thirst.

After a delicious feast of either our Traditional Plate or our new Healthy Plate option, all the talented cast you came to know last season will be back with more music, laughter and surprises. In addition, for all of America’s veterans, there will be a special tribute during both tonight’s and Saturday’s performances.

Doors open tonight at 5:15 pm. If you love our show, be sure to share your thoughts about our new season on Facebook.

Barleens Announces New 2016-2017 Season – Tickets on Sale April 1

Barleens Arizona Opry Dinner Show announced 13 different shows for its 2016-2017 season today and will kick off ticket sales for the new season April 1.

Among the new season offerings are two different variety shows—Arizona Opry Spectacular and Variety at Its Best; two country music shows—Jukebox Country Classics and Country Jubilee—and two rock ‘n’ roll shows—That Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockin’ & Rollin’ Through the Years. In addition, Barleens cast members and fan favorites, Michael J and Paul McDermand, will be spotlighted in two special shows–Elvis Remembered and Paul McDermand & the Arizona Opry Band.

All of the new entertainers, including Jeff Olson, Johnny Sanchez, Kurt Johnson, Marvelous Marvin Short, and Paul McDermand, who were added to the 2015-2016 band will be back for the new season. Perennial cast favorites Ryan Martin, Michael J, Bobby VanRooy, Billy Abdo, Chuck Varilek and Howard Schneider will also join Barleen family members who include twins, Brenda and Barbara, and younger brother, Jeff.

Before the show, guests will dine on the Arizona Opry’s famous chocolate cake (served before dinner in Barleens tradition) and a double entree of succulent slow-cooked roast beef, creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with classic pan gravy, plus a tender grilled chicken breast on a bed of savory wild & long grain rice, steamed vegetable medley and whole wheat roll. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available.

Current shows which include variety, rock ‘n’ roll, and country as well as limited engagements of the Beatles tribute band, the Liverpool Legends; A Tribute to Don Knotts with daughter, Karen Knotts; and Island Time with Paul McDermand; will continue through April.

Family-owned and operated, Barleens Arizona Opry is a family-friendly, smoke-free, live entertainment venue in Apache Junction. Tickets are $39 for adults and $30 for children and include a down-home meal as well as the fast-paced musical, comedic and variety acts of a talented cast of seasoned musicians. Shows range from American Songbook standards to classic country western to vintage rock ‘n’-roll and more. The theatre’s season runs from November to April and offers 13 different shows. There are also a limited number of show-only tickets without a meal available for each performance as well as special pricing available for groups of 22 or more.

For a complete listing of the current season and the 2016-2017 shows and times, visit For reservations, call 480-982-7991. For groups of 22 or more, call 480-993-8868.