January 27, 2017

UNDERGROUND at The Kauffman Center

Storling Dance Theater Professional Dance Company
and The Culture House UNDERGROUND performed by
Storling Dance Theater at The Kauffman Center by
Mona Storling-Enna: Feb 3-4: 7:30 pm Fri-Sat; 2 pm
Sat.

UNDERGROUND premiered in 2008 to rave reviews. Each
year, the community calls for Störling to return to
the stage with a message of hope, equality &
beauty. In 2011, The Kauffman Center invited
Störling to move UNDERGROUND into the world-class
facility where it now resides. The 2017 season
marks the 10th annual performance & the year that
UNDERGROUND will begin touring. After KC shows, we
head to St. Louis!

913.393.3141
www.storlingdance.org
www.gounderground.org

Directed by Mona Storling Enna and Tobin James
$60/$40/$20
The Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway Blvd
(913) 393-3141
www.culturehouse.com

(Suitable for Everyone)

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January 19, 2017

The musical BIG (A Barn Junior production) continues tonight!

Rescheduled performance tonight at 7:30pm!

The Barn presents…

BIG

Music by David Shire Lyrics by
Richard Maltby, Jr. Book by John Weidman
Based on the 1988 20th Century Fox filim by Gary Ross
and Anne Spielberg. Rated – PG

Directed by Jason Coats
Musical Direction by Todd Gregory-Gibbs
Choreography by Joshua Atkins
Assistant Direction by Bethany Fay
Stage Managed by Katie Blinn
Set Design by Doug Schroeder
Lighting Design by Phil Leonard
Costume Design by Elise Campagna
Sound Design by Sean Leistico

January 13 - 23
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

STARRING
Wes Battey, Alex Leondedis, Phil Licata, Paige
Padgett, Paul Ruf, Margaret Veghlan & Sam Wise

FEATURING
Maria Berardo, Veronica Dervin, Ashley Elliot-
Rowe, Gabrielle Fatino, Paiten Griffith, Sydney Gilman,
Abigail Nottingham, Claire Segura & Seneca Sims

WITH
Lucy Alcock, Stella Hughs, Sophia Logan, Ava
Moran, Aurelia Power, Jezri Robertson, Sean Ruddy &
Isabelle Simmonds


SYNOPSIS: Josh Baskin
is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a
wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big". To his shock,
his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward
beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things like getting
a job and a girlfriend. In the end he discovers there's
much more to being an adult than he's bargained for, and
learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own
time.




All performances are at:
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway, Mission, KS

Ticket pricing:
All Seats - $12.00
WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS!
VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER!

The box office opens one hour before curtain time. 
For reservations, please call or call 1-800-838-3006
or visit our website at www.thebarnplayers.org

Production support provided by…
The Mainstreet Credit Union
Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
St. Pius School

Media partner support provided by…
94.9 KCMO
710 AM / 103.7 KCMO Talk Radio

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our
organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity
casting is encouraged.


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January 18, 2017

Smoke On the Mountain Opens Jan 19

"Smoke on the Mountain" opens January 19 and runs
through March 5 at the Chestnut Fine Arts Center in
Olathe. Smoke on the Mountain is a breath of fresh
mountain air! It's a drama, comedy, and a
gloriously good gospel musical, performed by a
smart, but slightly off-kilter clan - The Sanders
Family Singers.

They'll entertain you with more than 30 classic
gospel tunes, contagious laughter, and a few
touching moments that just might bring a tear or
two. (Rated G)

Smoke on the Mountain stars Kevin Albert, Vicky
DeLaughder, Chris Gleeson, Mindy Moritz, Chris
Owen, Ken Remmert and Shelly Stewart. It is
directed by Brad Zimmerman.

The Chestnut Fine Arts Center located at 234 North
Chestnut in Olathe. Performances are Thursday
through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday and
Sunday matinees at 2 pm and select Wednesdays at
7:30pm. Tickets are $28.00; discounts available for
seniors, students and groups.

For tickets, call 913-764-2121 or visit
http://www.chestnutfinearts.com/home.html for more
information.

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January 17, 2017

AUDITIONS for the Barn production of RUMORS coming in April!

AUDITIONS!

Rumors

by Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Pelletier

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS:
Saturday, April 8, 2017 1pm – 5pm &
Sunday, April 9, 2017 1pm – 5pm
(No callback is planned at this time)
At St. Pius School
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS.

SYNOPSIS:
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing
(Palisades) townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York
has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four
couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce.
Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host
lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in
sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story"
straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusion
and mis-communication mounts, the evening spins off
into classic farcical hilarity.

EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Prepare: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the
script. Prior to auditions, please read and familiarize
yourself with the play and the role/s that interest you.
Bring: Please bring a current resume and headshot. Also
bring all known conflicts from April 30 through the June
production dates listed below.
Rehearsal: Rehearsals will begin Sunday, April 30 and run
Sunday-Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to
approximately 10 p.m. Rehearsal will be at St. Pius School
until the production moves to the Barn Players stage on
Monday, May 8.

Additional Notes: Cast members are required to assist
with strike following the final performance on June 18.
Cast members may also be asked to assist with costume
pieces.

PRODUCTION DATES:
June 2 – 18, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 12 (Industry night performance) at 7:30
p.m.
 
All performances take place at The Barn Players Theatre,
6219 Martway, Mission, KS


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
5M – 5F
NOTE : Age ranges listed for characters are suggested
ages only. These may be flexible depending on the
actors.

KEN GORMAN – (M - 40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy,
but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the
situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a
gunshot causes his temporary deafness.

CHRIS GORMAN – (F - mid-30s) Another lawyer, married
to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to
maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit
smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.

LENNY GANZ – (M - Late 30s, early 40s) – A wealthy
accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of his
new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of
whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is
often involved in.

CLAIRE GANZ – (F - Late 30s) – Lenny's wife. Very
concerned with appearances (hers and others'). Likes to
gossip.

ERNIE CUSACK – (M - Early 50s – 60s) – A psychiatrist.
Affable, loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as
possible cooking the evening's dinner.

COOKIE CUSACK – (F - 40s – 50s) – Has her own cooking
show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her
husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

GLENN COOPER – (M - 30-40) A handsome man running
for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation.
Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is
having an affair (which he may or may not be).

CASSIE COOPER – (F - late 20s, early 30s) Glenn's
beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husband's relationships
with other women. Quick to anger. Obsessively rubs her
quartz crystal to calm herself down.

OFFICER WELCH - (M – 30-50) – A city police officer
having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees
through the "classy" façade that these high-society
types put on.

OFFICER PUDNEY - (F – 20-40) – Welch's partner. A
strong but silent type.

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus,
Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at
emagnitude@me.com

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our
organization.  Non-traditional and equal-opportunity
casting is encouraged.



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AUDITIONS for the Barn production of THE CRUCIBLE next month!

 
AUDITIONS!

The Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Directed by David Martin
Assistant Direction, Set Design & Sound Design by
Steven James
Stage Management by DK Evenson
Lighting Design by Chuck Cline
Costume Design by Jenny Knecht
Props Design by Valerie Martin


AUDITIONS:
Thursday, March 2nd
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

At St. Pius Church
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS


EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Auditions will be an open call and will consist of cold
readings from the script. Callbacks are by invitation only
on Monday, March 6th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Please come to auditions with as close an idea as you can
as to your availability for June and July. The rehearsal
period will be a fairly standard Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 pm
schedule. All efforts will be made to arrange a rehearsal
schedule that allows for actors only to be called when
needed, but please try to keep conflicts to a minimum.
No conflicts will be accepted during the final week of
rehearsal.

A NOTE ABOUT DIALECTS
All characters, with the exception of Tituba, are from the
New England area and should speak with a more proper
Americanized nearly British accent. No character should
have a Boston accent, nor should they speak in full on
British accents. The best way to think about it would be
to think of an American Shakespearean actor aiming for a
regionless dialect.

If you have any questions about the process for this show
or expectations or to arrange an alternative audition time
should those dates not work for you or anything at all,
please contact David Martin at dmartin922@gmail.com.

PRODUCTION DATES:
July 14 - 30, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Industry Night is Monday, July 24th at 7:30pm
 
All performances take place at…
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS


SYNOPSIS:
The Crucible is a dramatized and partially fictionalized
story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the
Massachusetts Bay Colony during the late 1600's. It
focuses on accusations, trials, heresay vs. evidence, and
character assassination. This production will take those
elements and paint a broader picture of persecution over
the entire history of witchcraft along with historical
moments of those wrongfully accused. Great attempts
will be made to bring the audience in as pseudo-jury
members for the trials portrayed within the play.


CAST BREAKDOWN (all ages listed refer to playable age
and not actual age):

LEAD ROLES

John Proctor
A local farmer known for his independence and temper.
He is married to Elizabeth Proctor who is accused of
witchcraft by Abigail Williams, in part because Abigail and
John had a brief affair. John is also accused of witchcraft
and eventually sentenced to hang. (Male – late 30's-40's)
Elizabeth Proctor

A quietly strong frontier wife who is honest to a fault and
is accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams. Married to
John, she is spared the death penalty due to the fact she
is pregnant. (Female – late 30's-40's)
Abigail Williams

Prior to the start of the play, worked as a maid for the
Proctors until she was fired by Elizabeth under suspicion
of an affair with John. The ringleader of the young girls
in terms of creating the witchcraft scare in Salem.
Reverend Parris' niece. (Female – 20's, young looking)
Reverend John Hale

A young minister from nearby Beverly, MA who is called in
due to his knowledge of witchcraft. At first, Hale
attempts to carry out the court's wishes, though he later
believes the entire situation to be false and fights for the
victims of false accusations. (Male – 30+)

SUPPORTING ROLES

Reverend Samuel Parris
The minister of Salem. He is obsessed with keeping up
his good reputation and assumes that anyone who does
not attend church regularly or fails to recognize his piety
is someone not to be trusted. (Male – 40's)
Mary Warren

Replaced Abigail Williams as maid to the Proctors. She is
alternatingly weak and strong when faced with pressure
from others. She is a mostly sympathetic character who
seems to simply be in over her head. (Female – 20's,
young looking)

Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth
The chief judge of the court, he is power hungry and
believes in wielding his power over any and all who are
accused. According to Arthur Miller, he is the true villain
of the play for he should know better than to let the trials
proceed. (Male – 45+)

Judge John Hathorne
A judge of the court who essentially believes Abigail
against all evidence to the contrary. (Male – 40+)

Giles Corey
A close friend to the Proctor family, his wife is falsely
accused of witchcraft. He is frequently accused of
various crimes himself, so he knows the law. He may
resemble a town drunk, but he is smart, honest, strong,
and outspoken. Must be visibly strong. (Male – late
60's+)

Tituba
Slave of the Parris family, Tituba came to Salem from
Barbados. She has knowledge of a mystical nature and
helps the girls become infatuated with magic. This
character will speak in a Barbados dialect. (Female,
African American – any age)

Rebecca Nurse
Well respected and pious, Rebecca is accused of both
witchcraft and infanticide by Ann Putnam – Rebecca had
worked as a nursemaid for Ann. Married to Francis.
(Female – 60+)

Francis Nurse
Tries incredibly hard to clear his wife's name and his
other friends who have been accused. Married to
Rebecca. (Male – 60+)

Ezekiel Cheever
Clerk of the court responsible for crafting and carrying
out warrants for arrest. (Male – any age)

Betty Parris
The young daughter of Reverend Parris, the play opens
with her being ill. This sets off belief that she was
caused illness by witchcraft. (Female – 15ish, must look
younger than the other girls)

Thomas Putnam
A rich landowner trying to use accusations of witchcraft
to buy up land cheaply from those convicted. (Male – late
30's-40's)

Susanna Walcott
One of the group of girls experimenting with magic.
(Female – 20's, young looking)

Mercy Lewis
One of the group of girls experimenting with magic.
(Female – 20's, young looking)

Ann Putnam/Sarah Good/Martha Corey (these three roles
will be combined)
Ann accuses Rebecca Nurse after seeing seven of her
children die shortly after birth. Sarah is essentially
accused for being strange. Martha (who we never see)
has some questionable books about witchcraft and is
eventually sentenced to die. (Female – late 30's-40's)

Marshal George Herrick
A heavy drinker, Marshal Herrick carries out warrants and
guards the inmates under arrest. (Male – any age)

NOTE – The Role of Hopkins has been cut.

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus,
Artistic Director of
The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com


The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our
organization.  Non-traditional and equal-opportunity
casting is encouraged.


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January 9, 2017

The musical BIG (A Barn Junior production) opens Friday night at The Barn!

The Barn presents…

BIG

Music by David Shire Lyrics by
Richard Maltby, Jr. Book by John Weidman
Based on the 1988 20th Century Fox filim by Gary Ross
and Anne Spielberg. Rated – PG

Directed by Jason Coats
Musical Direction by Todd Gregory-Gibbs
Choreography by Joshua Atkins
Assistant Direction by Bethany Fay
Stage Managed by Katie Blinn
Set Design by Doug Schroeder
Lighting Design by Phil Leonard
Costume Design by Elise Campagna
Sound Design by Sean Leistico

January 13 - 23
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

STARRING
Wes Battey, Alex Leondedis, Phil Licata, Paige
Padgett, Paul Ruf, Margaret Veghlan & Sam Wise

FEATURING
Maria Berardo, Veronica Dervin, Ashley Elliot-
Rowe, Gabrielle Fatino, Paiten Griffith, Sydney Gilman,
Abigail Nottingham, Claire Segura & Seneca Sims

WITH
Lucy Alcock, Stella Hughs, Sophia Logan, Ava
Moran, Aurelia Power, Jezri Robertson, Sean Ruddy &
Isabelle Simmonds


SYNOPSIS: Josh Baskin
is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a
wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big". To his shock,
his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward
beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things like getting
a job and a girlfriend. In the end he discovers there's
much more to being an adult than he's bargained for, and
learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own
time.




All performances are at:
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway, Mission, KS

Ticket pricing:
All Seats - $12.00
WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS!
VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER!

The box office opens one hour before curtain time. 
For reservations, please call or call 1-800-838-3006
or visit our website at www.thebarnplayers.org

Production support provided by…
The Mainstreet Credit Union
Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
St. Pius School

Media partner support provided by…
94.9 KCMO
710 AM / 103.7 KCMO Talk Radio

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our
organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity
casting is encouraged.


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December 29, 2016

City Theatre of Independence

City Theatre of Independence*


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang: Jun 1-3: 8 pm Thr-Sat; Jun 9-11: 8 pm Fri & Sat, 2 pm Sun
Middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are the sassy maid, Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Directed by Gregory Chafin.
$12; musicals $14; dinner theatre $26 & or 16 w/season ticket. Roger T. Sermon Center, 201 N Dodgion St, (816) 325-7367, www.citytheatreofindependence.org (Suitable for Everyone)

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City Theatre of Independence

City Theatre of Independence*
(Community)


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang: Apr 3-5: 6:30 pm Mon-Wed
Middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are the sassy maid, Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Directed by Gregory Chafin. Prepare a 1-2 minute comic monologue. A picture-and-resume is preferred, but not required.
Roger T. Sermon Center, 201 N Dodgion St, (816) 325-7367, www.citytheatreofindependence.org

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December 16, 2016

Auditions for "Xanadu" in concert!

Mid Life Players
(Community)
Xanadu by Douglas Carter Beane, Jeff Lynne & John Farrar: Jan 8-9: 6 pm Mon; 3 pm Sun
Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. Directed by Danielle Swatzell, Bill Welch and Kari Rydalch. Prepare 32 measures of Musical Theatre selection in style of show. Bring sheet music in your key, accompanist provided. No A'cappella or singing with CDs. Unable to attend auditions, please submit video audition to mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com by Sun, Jan 8.,
Open to all 35 & older. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE!,
Rehearsals twice a week, 7-10pm at EmmanuelOPKS TBD, start 3rd week of Jan.. 4 shows Thurs-Sun, Mar 23-26, rehearsals in theatre Mon-Wed, Mar 20-22, 2016. Performances: Just Off Broadway Theatre.
Schmitt Music Center, Rosana Square,, 7316 W 119th St, (816) 716-6681, mid-lifeplayers@hotmail.com,

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December 5, 2016

The Barn Players 9th Annual 6x10 Ten-Minute Play Festival opens on Friday!

The Barn Players 9th Annual
6 x 10: Ten-Minute Play Festival

Six Original Plays
Six Local Playwrights
Six Directors
One great evening of theatre!

December 9 - 11
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

THE PLAYS:

Old Friends
By Tim Landon
Directed by Jason Hegg

Worst Poltergeist
By Lezlie Revelle Zucker
Directed by Alexa Cioffi

Bernice's Birthday
By Brigid Amos
Directed by Shari Wassergord

Miss Hedda and Her Seagull
By Jessica Whitfield
Directed by Steven James

Old Girl
By John Adams
Directed by Korey Childs
Stage Managed by Mitch Simmons

Freedom We Fear
By Lewis Morrow
Directed by James Weber

FEATURING:
Jessica Alcorn, Kristen Alley, Steven Ansel, Jennifer
Bennett, Irene Blend, Troy Cox, Brent Custer, Sallie
Downing, JP Fransaw,
Jacob Funke, Nick Hazel, Melissa "Em" Loper,
Matthew McGaugh, Lewis Morrow, Lauren Pope, Robert
Ritter, Stephanie Spaulding & Scott Turner


All performances are at:
The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS.

Ticket pricing:
all seats - $12.00
The box office opens one hour before curtain time. 
Visit our website at www.thebarnplayers.org

WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS!
VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER!

Production support provided by…
The Mainstreet Credit Union
Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
St. Pius School of Mission

Media partner support provided by…
94.9 KCMO
710 AM / 103.7 KCMO Talk Radio

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our
organization.  Non-traditional and equal-opportunity
casting is encouraged.


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