2019 SEASON

Date, Location TBA,

The Barn Jr. Production of

Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Directed by Jason Coats

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach features a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony & Academy Award-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dogfight and A Christmas Story: The Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald, critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!" When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements.

A KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE PREMIERE


February 21-March 3,
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

THE FULL MONTY

Music & Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Book by Terrence McNally

While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go." Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, is a ten-time Tony Award nominee, by the powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Anastasia, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Band’s Visit).

A BARN AUDIENCE FAVORITE!


April 25-May 5,
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

GRAND HOTEL: THE MUSICAL

Music & Lyrics by Robert Wright & George Forrest
Additional Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Luther Davis

Come spend a night or two in the world's most luxurious and mysterious hotel. Esteemed bookwriter, Luther Davis (KismetTimbuktu!), collaborated again with the prolific, distinguished composer-lyricist team of Robert Wright and George Forrest (KismetTimbuktu!Magdalena), with additional songs by the great Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom) to create Grand Hotel, a seamless musical that won multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards. It is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all, much is happening with the Grand Hotel's illustrious clients. Inspired by Vicki Baum's period novel, issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder converge as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel.

A KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE PREMIERE!


May 23-June 2,
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Winner of seven Olivier Awards in The West End of London and 5 Tony Award including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of 15-year-old Christopher who has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

A KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE PREMIERE


July 12-14,
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
at Bishop Miege High School, 5401 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, KS 66205

The Barn KIDS production of

Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA, KIDS

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy A. McDonald
Based on the Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Jason Coats

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. The story follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.


August 22-September 1,
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

MAMMA MIA

Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
And Some Songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer
Additional Material and Arrangements by Martin Koch

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

A KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE PREMIERE


November 14-24,
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

VICTOR/VICTORIA

Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Book by Blake Edwards
Additional Arrangements by Frank Wildhorn

We know we’re in Paris, but is this person a he or a she? A man or a woman? What confusion...what fun! Victor/Victoria is an appealing, sophisticated show, based on the movie about the career of the Paris entertainer Victoria Grant, who becomes a star female impersonator, only to fall in love-at-first-sight with macho King Marchan. Based on the acclaimed and beloved 1982 film starring Julie Andrews and Robert Preston, the musical numbers include “Le Jazz Hot”, “You and Me”, “Almost A Love Song”, “Trust Me”, “Living in the Shadows”, “Paris By Night” and “Crazy World”. Life’s complications are both hilarious and touching.

A KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE PREMIERE


December 6-8,
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

THE 12TH ANNUAL 6 x 10 TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Six original scripts, six directors, six casts, one great weekend of theatre!