From her early days as a professional actress, improviser and director, to her work crafting and producing shows for the stage and screen, Stacy has interacted with her audiences, inviting them into her love of Story.  Whether writing live shows for entertainment companies like Disney, short films for animation, one acts for regional repertory theaters or musical reviews for public school students to perform, her passion for interactive theater has consistently created connections between the cast, the audience and the community.

Production Companies (freelance)

  • Walt Disney World Entertainment
  • Riva Creative
  • SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  • Orlando Repertory Theater
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • SAK Theater
  • Mad Cow Theater
  • Feld Entertainment
  • Busch Gardens
  • i.d.e.a.s.
  • Imagination House

Animated Short Films

Heroes of the Arabian Nights – currently in production through Riva Creative. A CGI animated short film based on the stories of the Arabian Nights. Creative concept, development and scriptwriting.

Christmas in Hollyville.  Creator/writer of this animated short film shown on a 12-screen surround.  Produced in 2006.  Still showing for the holidays at the Mall at the Millenia.

ORLANDO, FL – For immediate release.  The Mall at Millenia puts the fun, excitement and wonder back into the season with A Jolly Hollyville Holiday, its merriest celebration ever and an all-new holiday experience for every member of the family. Like any smart snowbird, Santa will flee the frosty north and take up winter residence in Florida. The Mall at Millenia will transform into Hollyville, Santa’s home away from home, a winter wonderland straight from the pages of a fairy tale brought to life through Stacy Barton’s original animated film. With multi-sensory delights at every turn, The Mall at Millenia is Central Florida’s not-to-be-missed holiday destination.


Jambo Amigos – Writer/creative consultant for this children’s live-action episodic work-in-progress.   Jambo Amigos is an interactive show that introduces American kids to the lives and experiences of kids around the world; through a series of fun trips with CyndiLou, they discover both the differences and the similarities of kids in other countries and by making friends with these kids, they grow to be compassionate citizens of the world.

One Act Plays

A Child’s Christmas in Whales by Dylan Thomas, adapted for the stage by Stacy Barton

Orlando Sentinel Theater Review By Elizabeth Maupin, Theater Critic.  

Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a little smidgen of a thing — a piece that had its roots in radio and demands to be read aloud. And Stacy Barton’s adaptation of the piece, too, is a little smidgen of a thing, sweetly evocative of a childhood in another time and place and over as quickly as the eruption of gifts being unwrapped on Christmas morning.

Dear Father Christmas By Stacy Barton

Orlando Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Review By Diane Hubbard Burns, Arts & Entertainment Critic.

Mad Cow’s Dear Father Christmas is a sentimental paean to Christmases past. Stacy Barton wrote the graceful script in which Christopher Lee Gibson, as Father Christmas, rereads the letters he received from four siblings over the years spanning World War II.

He laments the modernization that has dashed letter writing — “No one seems to write me anymore, not in this century, anyway” — and wonders what has become of these children who left their Christmas drawings for him by the chimney.

The projection of those pictures, and the eventual emergence of the four siblings in a cozy parlor that rises out of the stage, enlarges this little theater piece for the audience. A moment at the end of it — when Father Christmas asks the audience to join in a carol — captures the nostalgic poignancy of the piece.

Musical Reviews

Writer/director. Created stage shows for musical theater students of Orange County Public Schools

  • Sunday in the Park With
  • Our Live Aid 
  • Give My Regards to Broadway 
  • A Night at the Oscars 
  • A Motown Musical 
  • Our Night on Ed Sullivan 
  • and others

Theme Park Shows

Created and scripted hundreds of live shows for various theme parks around the world including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and more.