The Barn Jr. Youth Theatre Program
What is Barn Jr.?
Barn Jr. is the youth theatre program of The Barn Players in Mission, KS. Barn Jr. produces two shows per year - one during the winter for students grades 7-12, and one during the summer (called "Barn Kids") for students grades 3-6.
The summer youth program is an open enrollment program in which students are educated in many aspects of theatre, including both performing onstage and behind-the-scenes technical work. Following the first few days of the program, work begins on the specific production starting with an audition and assignment of parts in the show.
The winter program follows a more traditional theatrical format, including a conventional open-call audition, and allows for a more intensive performance-focused experience. Where the summer program is primarily educational in its mission, the winter program places more emphasis on the final performance.
The Barn Jr. program is directed by our Education Coordinator, Jason Coats. Jason has extensive experience in theatre and music as well as theatre education, with a background in teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
For more information about our Barn Jr. program, as well as information on upcoming performance opportunities for your aspiring theatre artist, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (913) 432-9100.
What's Next From Barn Jr.?
Based on the Dreamworks Film
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics & Book by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Jason Coats
Musical Direction by Presten Fry
Choreographed by Guy Gardner
January 17th — 26th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar™ winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.
- SHREK - Adam Segura
- PRINCESS FIONA - Veronica Wood
- DONKEY - T.J. Wyatt
- LORD FARQUAAD - Alex Leondedis
- DRAGON - Lakin Allen
- GINGY / FAIRY GODMOTHER - Amy Meiring
- PINOCCHIO - Max Pinson
- BIG BAD WOLF - Eric Morgan
- THREE LITTLE PIGS - Aryn Christian, Kate Danciger, Natalie Dixon
- SUGAR PLUM FAIRY - Mia Smith
- PAPA BEAR - Caroline Blubaugh
- MAMA BEAR - Reena Burt
- WICKED WITCH - Alyssa Hoedl
- WHITE RABBIT - Zoe Krowas
- FILONIUS, CAPT OF THE GUARD, PIED PIPER - Treyson Gates-Smith
- TWEEDLE-DEE - Maggie Mulligan
- TWEEDLE-DUM - Abigail Cottingham
- HUMPTY DUMPTY - Kelsey Hassig
- UGLY DUCKLING - Paige Padgett
- PETER PAN - Gavin Hoedl
- TEEN FIONA - Margaret Veglahn
- YOUNG FIONA - Margo Roberts
- HEAD DULOC - Claire Segura
- DULOCIANS/FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS:
- Aurelia Power
- Eddie Leopold
- Eli Hoedl
- Julia Percy
- Mazey Heim
- Prairie Cottrell
- Seneca Sims
- Shantha Burt
- Talie Scholz