The Barn Players

September 2016 Newsletter

What's Happening at The Barn
Monday, September 12th, 9-10am - Interview and Teaser for Kiss of The Spider Woman on KSHB
Monday, September 12th, Noon-12:30pm - Interview - KKFI 90.1FM on Michael Hogge's Arts Magazine for Kiss of The Spider Woman
Friday, September 16th - Kiss of The Spider Woman opens with post-opening-night wine reception
Friday, October 7th - Theatre Trivia Night at The Barn

Kiss Of The Spider Woman

Kiss Of The Spider Woman
Kiss Of The Spider Woman
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Terrence McNally
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
Directed by Eric Magnus
Musical Direction by Paul Morel
September 16-October 2, 2016 | Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2:00PM
plus INDUSTRY NIGHT, Monday, September 26, 7:30pm

Paul Brennan, JC Dresslaer & Joell Ramsdell
Brian C. Adkins, Corey Allen, Natasha Gibbons, Nickels Nickelsen, Emerson Rapp & Joy Richardson
John Edmonds, J. P. Helder, Mark McNeal, Christoph Nevins & Jonathan Strom

Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.


Theatre Trivia Night

Think you know your Theatre trivia?

Come out and support The Barn Players at Theatre Trivia Night at The Barn Oct. 7th 6-10PM Entry Fee: $200.00 for a team of 6

Includes light dinner, one drink ticket and an evening of fun.

Team tickets available at

Step one: Click the "Pay Now" Button on the page to pay the registration fee

Step Two: Email us at (there's a link on the page) after you've registered to let us know your name and the members of your team. You will receive a confirmation email when we have your registration fee and your team listing a few hours later.

If you are looking for a team, or have any questions, email and say you want to be placed at the Island of Misfits table.


Prizes Awarded for the Top 3 Teams

Bring cash to the event as Mulligans, Auction items and Bonus Rounds will be available for purchase!

We expect this event to sell out, so enter soon.

Meet Our Newest Board Member

The Barn is excited to add Nancy Berardo as its newest board member. Nancy's Business Administration degree is from Kansas State University. She is a Program Analyst working in Budget for the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals under the Department of Health and Human Services. Nancy was introduced to The Barn through her daughters' involvement in our Barn Kids program.

Coming in November: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Kipp Simmons
Musical Direction by Kevin Bogan
November 4-20, 2016 | Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2:00PM
plus INDUSTRY NIGHT, Monday, November 14, 7:30pm

Corey Allen, Stasha Case, Krista Eyler, Brian Larios & Reed Uthe
Erica Baruth, Chip Buckner, Pam Haskin, Sarah Morrissey & Craig Robinson
Rachel Adcock, Jessica Alcorn, Bridget Angles, Josh Arellano, Alyssa Cooper, Sara Crow, Natalie Dickter, James Fenoglio, Jessica Pelski, Matt McGaugh, Julian Rivera, Natalie Rothfusz, Scott Michael Salem, Cassuandra Sutherland, Alyssa Winters & Miles Wirth

Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy's Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to- be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON: See our website for more information.

Looking for a New Home

As you may have read in both The Kansas City Star and, The Barn is looking for a new home. Our final lease will expire in December 2017. While we are truly grateful to Mainstreet Credit Union for their generosity in providing The Barn our home since 2004, we are excited about finding the perfect space to suit our actors' and patrons' needs. Rest assured that this will not affect the quality you see on The Barn stage. If you know of the perfect space or want to get involved in the search and move, please email Vida Bikales at

See a show for free!

Volunteer to work concessions, box office or usher and see our show for free! The Barn is always looking for volunteers. You don't have to volunteer for every show but only when you choose. If you are not currently on our Volunteer List and are interested, please email your name, email address and phone number to Pam Craven at

You shop. Amazon gives to The Barn.

When you buy on line through Amazon, they will now donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Barn. Go to for more information. Just one more way you can painlessly support The Barn Players.

What Our Friends Are Doing

Right now on the Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) stage: "Altar Boyz", Book by Kevin Del Aguila, Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Directed by Guy Gardner, August 26-September 11, 2016. Support the arts in Kansas City!