2020 SEASON

February 13-23,
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

TITANIC

Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone

Directed by Kipp Simmons
Musical Direction by Delano Mendoza

Winner of five Tony Awards in 1997, including Best Musical, “Titanic” tells the true story of the quintessential 20th Century disaster through the eyes the captain, the owner, the designer, the officers and crew members, as well as the passengers from the 1st, 2nd & 3rd class decks of the ill-fated “unsinkable” ship. With Music & Lyrics by the Tony-Award winning composer of “Nine” & “Grand Hotel” and a book by the Tony-Award winning writer of “1776” & “The Will Rogers Follies”, this show is a true modern classic.

Cast

OFFICERS & CREW OF THE R.M.S. TITANIC

  • CAPTAIN E. J. SMITH - Gary Wesche
  • FIRST OFFICER WILLIAM MURDOCH - Nathaniel Thomas
  • SECOND OFFICER CHARLES LIGHTOLLER - Isaac Pena
  • THIRD OFFICER HERBERT PITMAN - Tony Francisco
  • QUARTERMASTER ROBERT HITCHENS - Rod Chapin
  • FREDERICK BARRETT, STOKER - Scott Kruse
  • HAROLD BRIDE, RADIOMAN - Hewleek McKoy
  • HENRY ETCHES, 1ST CLASS STEWARD - Tony Francisco
  • FREDERICK FLEET, LOOKOUT - Trevor Thoelke
  • FOURTH OFFICER JOSEPH BOXHALL - Miles Wirth
  • JOSEPH BELL, CHIEF ENGINEER - Miles Wirth
  • WALLACE HARTLEY, ORCHESTRA LEADER - Gabriel Van Dyne
  • STEWARDESS HUTCHINSON - Erin Gilmore
  • STEWARDESS ROBINSON - Kathleen Marx
  • STEWARDESS CRAWFORD - Susan Neu
  • STEWARDESS BEECHAM - Corrinne Bakker
  • STEWARDESS BLISS - Kat Ruprecht
  • BELLBOY - Gregory Williams
  • STEVEDORE - Christoph Cording
  • SAILOR - Rob Reeder
  • MR. DAMICO, PROFESSIONAL DANCER - Nathaniel Thomas
  • MRS. DAMICO, PROFESSIONAL DANCER - Tyler Harper
  • PERCY TAYLOR, MUSICIAN - Issac Pena
  • ROGER BRICOUX, MUSICIAN - Kyle Tichenor

1ST CLASS PASSENGERS

  • J. BRUCE ISMAY - Matt Fowler
  • THOMAS ANDREWS - Matt Runnels-Rebol
  • ISIDOR STRAUS - David Loethen
  • IDA STRAUS - Joy Richardson
  • JOHN J. ASTOR - Rod Chapin
  • MADELEINE ASTOR - Tyler Harper
  • BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM - Christoph Cording
  • MME. LEONTINE AUBERT - Tressa Lee
  • JOHN THAYER - Hewleek McKoy
  • MARION THAYER - Paula Bowers
  • GEORGE WIDENER - Miles Wirth
  • ELEANOR WIDENER - Trudy Hurley
  • CHARLOTTE DRAKE CARDOZA - Stasha Case
  • EDITH CORSE EVANS - Sarah Jeter
  • J. H. ROGERS - Gregory Williams

2ND CLASS PASSENGERS

  • CHARLES CLARKE - Cameron Gunter
  • CAROLINE NEVILLE - Nancy Seeman
  • EDGAR BEANE - Rob Reeder
  • ALICE BEANE - Margo Mikkelson

3RD CLASS PASSENGERS

  • KATE MCGOWAN - Anne Haines
  • KATE MURPHEY - Megan McCranie
  • KATE MULLINS - Chandler Johnson
  • JIM FARRELL - Kyle Tichenor

March 26-April 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

IF/THEN

Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics & Book by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Julia Moriarty
Musical Direction by Michelle Allen McIntire

A Kansas City Theatre Premiere that starred Tony-Award winning actress Idina Menzel on Broadway, with a score by the creators of “Next To Normal”, telling the story of Elizabeth, a city planner, who moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. The show follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

Cast

  • ELIZABETH - Victoria Strafuss
  • LUCAS - Ryan Hruza
  • JOSH - Joseph Johnson
  • KATE - Brenna McConaughey
  • STEPHEN - Scott Kruse
  • ANNE - Larissa Briley
  • DAVID - Matt Runnells
  • ELENA - Chandler Johnson
  • ENSEMBLE - Brioni Garvani, Jessica Darnell, Jae Moyer, Miles Wirth, Sarah Bezek, Nancy Seeman, Megan McCranie, Cassandra Sutherland, Bridget Angles, Victor Castillo, Jake Swaney, Nathaniel Thomas

May 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

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moises Kaufman & members of Tectonic Theatre Project

Directed by Ashton Botts

A profoundly moving and deeply emotional play based on the true events surrounding the death of young college student, Matthew Shepard. Featuring interviews with the townspeople of Laramie, Wyoming, the playwrights journal entries and published news reports.

Cast

  • AARON MCKINNEY, MATT GALLOWAY, JONAS SLONAKER, STEPHEN MEAD JOHNSON, BILL MCKINNEY, JUROR, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Brent Custer
  • RULON STACEY, AARON KREIFELS, ANDREW GOMEZ, SHADOW, NEWSPERSON, BAILIFF, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Ryan Bernsten
  • DENNIS SHEPARD, MOISES KAUFMAN, PHILLIP DUBOIS, JEFFREY LOCKWOOD, CAL RERUCHA, GOVERNOR GERINGER, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Matt Fowler
  • JEDADIAH SCHULTZ, STEPHEN BELBER, RUSSELL HENDERSON, STEPHEN BELBER, NEWSPERSON, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Gideon Madison
  • GREG PIEROTTI, SERGEANT HING, MATT MICKELSON, REVEREND FRED PHELPS, JUROR, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Josh Jackson
  • DOC O'CONNOR, BAPTIST MINISTER, ROB DEBREE, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Derek Trautwein
  • ANDY PARIS, DOUG LAWS, PHIL LABRIE, DR. CANTWAY, GIL ENGEN, MURDOCK COOPER, GENE PRATT, JUROR, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Kipp Simmons
  • JON PEACOCK, JUDGE, FATHER ROGER SCHMIT, PRIEST, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Cody Nicoletti
  • ROMAINE PATTERSON, JEN, REPORTER, NEWSPERSON, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Christa James
  • REBECCA HILLIKER, LUCY THOMPSON, NEWSPERSON, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Kathy Murphy
  • MARGE MURRAY, BARBARA PITTS, EILEEN ENGEN, SHERRY AANENSON, KERRY DRAKE, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Dana Wardle
  • OFFICER REGGIE FLUTY, LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI, NEWSPERSON, JUROR, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Larissa Briley
  • APRIL SILVA, ZUBAIDA ULA, KRISTIN PRICE, TIFFANY EDWARDS, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Cierra Gonzales
  • ALISON MEARS, CATHERINE CONNOLLY, BAPTIST MINISTER'S WIFE, JUROR, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Bri Nicoletti
  • ZACKIE SALMON, TRISH STEGER, ANONYMOUS FRIEND OF AARON MCKINNEY, EMAIL SENDER, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Darcy Russel
  • AMANDA GRONICH, SHERRY JOHNSON, WAITRESS, NEWSPERSON, FOREPERSON, VARIOUS NARRATORS - Amanda McCoy

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
Directed by Denice Trawicki
July 31 - August 2

August 20-30,
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

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Music & Lyrics by Various Composers
Book by Stephen Elliott & Allan Scott

Directed by Eric Magnus
Musical Direction by Michelle Allen McIntire

A Kansas City Community Theatre Premiere about a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show on the road to the middle of the Australian outback, featuring a hit parade of popular songs of the 70s and 80s such as “It’s Raining Men”, “I Will Survive”, “Hot Stuff”, “Boogie Wonderland”, “MacArthur Park”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “I Love The Nightlife” and “Go West”.


November 12-22,
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 SECRET GARDEN

Music by Lucy Simon
Lyrics & Book by Marsha Norman

Directed by Jessica Franz
Musical Direction by Michelle Allen McIntire

A Barn audience favorite based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, telling the story of orphan, Mary Lennox, who moves from India to the dark, foggy moors of Yorkshire, England following the death of her parents, to live with her moody Uncle Archibald and her bedridden nephew, Colin.


December 4-6,
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

THE 13TH ANNUAL 6 x 10 TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

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