2021 SEASON

Our productions of SHREK and THE SECRET GARDEN, originally planned for early 2021, have been postponed and rescheduled for our 2022 season. More information coming soon.


May 21-30,
Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00, Mon 7:30 | Thu 7:30, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
Streaming online

The Barn Players production of

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moises Kaufman & members of Tectonic Theatre Project

Directed by Ashton Botts

Cast

  • Josh Jackson
    - Greg Pierotti, Sergeant Hing, Matt Mickelson, Juror, Reverend Fred Phelps, Shannon, Various Narrators
  • Amanda McCoy
    - Amanda Gronich, Waitress, Newsperson, Sherry Johnson, Juror, Foreperson, Various Narrators
  • Christa James
    - Romaine Patterson, Reporter, Newsperson, Jen Various Narrators
  • Matt Fowler
    - Phillip Dubois, Moises Kaufman, Jeffrey Lockwood, Governor Geringer, Cal Rerucha, Dennis Shepard, Various Narrators
  • Brent Custer
    - Aaron McKinney, Matt Galloway, Jonas Slonaker, Stephen Mead Johnson, Bill McKinney, Juror, Various Narrators
  • Kipp Simmons
    - Andy Paris, Doug Laws, Phil Labrie, Dr. Cantway, Gil Engen, Murdock Cooper, Juror, Gene Pratt, Various Narrators
  • Gideon Madison
    - Jedidiah Schultz, Stephen Belber, Newsperson, Russell Henderson, Various Narrators
  • Larissa Briley
    - Officer Reggie Fluty, Leigh Fondakowski, Newsperson, Juror, Various Narrators
  • Ryan Bernsten
    - Shadow, Aaron Kreifels, Rulon Stacy, Andrew Gomez, Newsperson, Bailiff, Various Narrators
  • Kathy Murphy
    - Rebecca Hilliker, Newsperson, Lucy Thompson, Alison Mears, Various Narrators
  • Cierra Gonzales
    - April Silva, Trish Steger, Kristin Price, Tiffany Edwards, Various Narrators
  • Dana Wardle
    - Eileen Engen, Barbara Pitts, Marge Murray, Sherry Aanenson, Kerry Drake, Various Narrators
  • Julia Masterson
    - Zubaida Ula, Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney, Juror, Email Sender, Various Narrators
  • Ron Meyer
    - Jon Peacock, Judge, Father Roger Schmit, Priest, Various Narrators
  • Christoph Cording
    - Doc O'Connor, Baptist Minister, Rob Debree, Various Narrators
  • Cally Beckman
    - Zackie Salmon, Catherine Connolly, Baptist Minister's Wife, Various Narrators

July 30-August 1

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright

Directed by Denice Trawicki


September 17-26,
Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00, Mon 7:30 | Thu 7:30, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

COMPANY

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by GEORGE FURTH
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by Eric Magnus
Musical Direction by Michelle Allen McIntire

The Barn Players are excited to announce our return to live in-person theatre in September, with a production of the landmark, Tony Award winning Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical COMPANY.

The production, directed by Eric Magnus with musical direction by Michelle Allen McIntire, will announce auditions soon, with rehearsals beginning July 25th and performances September 17 - 20 and 23 - 26.

The Barn Players have made the difficult decision to cancel and replace our upcoming production of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT. The PRISCILLA story includes a character that, as written, can only be played as a racial stereotype, which was created to be the target of a one-song joke. In addition, the script also contains several trans-phobic jokes, that do not play well are inappropriate in our current social climate. The Barn is committed to producing shows that do not reinforce stereotypes, and determined the musical would not be appropriate for our stage.

We are also excited to announce that we have recorded two upcoming events for streaming this summer. A new cabaret performance, THROUGH A WINDOW, starring Delano Mendoza with musical director Kevin Bogan will stream on June 25, 26 & 27 and PRECIOUS HEART, a one-man show written and performed by Greg Smith, streaming August 27, 28 & 29.

Barn Kids will be performing THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. on July 30, 31 & August 1 in a live in-person performance at Bishop Miege High School. The summer camp will be directed by Denice Trawicki, with choreography by Heather Foose and stage management by Jason Coats.

Other upcoming performances include:

ONCE

November 12 - 21

Directed by Barb Nichols

Musical Direction by Ashley Jones Rivers

THE ANNUAL 6X10: TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

December 3 - 5

Stage Managed by Lynn Reddick

Tickets to these exciting performances will be available by visiting our website at www.thebarnplayers.org. Stay up-to-date on everything at The Barn by clicking “like” and following our Facebook page.

We continue to encourage you all to stay healthy, be kind to each other, and support all the local arts organizations and artists who are struggling. Thank you for all of your support of The Barn Players, and we’ll be back on stage and enjoying live theatre again soon.

Vida Bikales, Board President
Eric Magnus Artistic Director
Steve Sears, Vice-President
Lynn Reddick, Asst. Artistic Director
Kay Noonan, Secretary
Becca Wagner, Treasurer
Pancha Brown
Pam Craven
Ile Haggins
Devin Mirfasihi
Shelley Moran
Barb Nichols
Michael Poppa


November 12-22,
Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00, Mon 7:30 | Thu 7:30, Fri 7:30, Sat 7:30, Sun 2:00
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

The Barn Players production of

ONCE

Music by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Book by Edna Walsh
Based on the 2007 film

Directed by Barb Nichols


December 3-5,
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th, Kansas City, MO 64106

THE 14TH ANNUAL 6 x 10 TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

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