CAST LISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

We are very excited to announce the cast lists for our upcoming summer shows!!

Thank you to all who auditioned!

The Foreigner
by Larry Shue
directed by Matt Hentges

Performances June 10 – 19

CAST LIST
Froggy LeSueur – Clint Hall
Charlie Baker – Michael Juncker
Betty Meeks – Vicki Kerns
David Lee – Matt Sameck
Catherine Simms – Courtney Klein
Owen Musser – Cordel Fonfara
Ellard Simms – Josh Keen


The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
directed by Brian Duskey

Performances July 15 – 24

CAST LIST
ANTIPHOLUS  –  Robin Carroll-Dolci
DROMIO –  Jeremy Walter
ADRIANA –  Chelsea Pyle
LUCIANA –  Courtney Klein
EGEON – Rob Scoles
EMELIA –  Claire Moye
DUKE –  Colleen King
ANGELO –  Stephen C Howard
SECOND MERCHANT –  Alan Hainkel
BALTHASAR/OFFICER/ANTIPHOLUS DOUBLE –  Cordel Fonfara
PINCH/FIRST MERCHANT/DROMIO DOUBLE –  Josh Jackson
COURTESAN –  Jenny Schroeder

Men On Boats Cast

We’re excited to announce the full cast and crew of Men on Boats!

Mark Your Calendars.

Performances March 11 – 13 & 18 – 20.

Powell – Lauren Pope
Dunn – Heather Ives
Sumner – Maia Ades
Old Shady – Glendora Davis
Bradley – Karen Heather Eckman
O.G. – Madhavi Menon
Seneca – Joanna Benitez
Goodman – Cayse Davidson
Hall – Camryn Warner
Hawkins – Meghann Deveroux

Rehearsal actors/Understudies – Kelly Ludwig, Yutende Felix-Ukwu

Director – Diane Bulan
Lighting Designer – Josh Austin
Stage Manager – Erin Brown
Scenic/Projections Designer – Jennifer Cooper
Sound Designer – Brett Davis
Choreographer – Amy Hurrelbrink
Costume Designer – Darcy Russel
2020 Stage Manager – Sarah Frog Owen

Open Mic Night

Our Open Mic Night got rained out in June but we are going to be back at it this coming Saturday, July 17th at the Charles A. Garney Park in Briarcliff Village.

Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy the outdoors while your friends and neighbors perform what they’ve been working on all year.

Hosted by the fabulous Kendra Keller.
To submit to perform, please email backstage@bellroadbarn.org with
your name, contact information, what you’d like to perform,
and a fun fact the MC might use to introduce you. No auditions!
We’ll take music, comedy, monologues, poetry, storytelling, juggling, or whatever else you got! Acts must be four minutes or less and appropriate for PG-13 audiences or younger.

2021 Summer Events

Are you ready to perform again?
We are!

Bell Road Barn Players is hosting a free Open Mic Night on Saturday, June 26, 7:00 pm at the Charles A. Garney Park in Briarcliff Village. Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy the outdoors while your friends and neighbors perform what they’ve been working on all year. Hosted by the fabulous Kendra Keller.
To submit to perform, please email backstage@bellroadbarn.org with
your name, contact information, what you’d like to perform,
and a fun fact the MC might use to introduce you. No auditions!
We’ll take music, comedy, monologues, poetry, storytelling, juggling, or whatever else you got! Acts must be four minutes or less and appropriate for PG-13 audiences or younger.
Open auditions for A BAGFUL OF FABLES
by Robert Lehan.
A BAGFUL OF FABLES is a one-hour play which will be performed by adult actors for children and families.Auditions are Monday June 28th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at RiverPark Church,
170 English Landing Dr., Parkville, MO 64152
Rehearsals will be evenings and weekends in July, many of them may take place outside. Performances are August 5-7 and 12-14 at 10am, outside at the Charles A. Garney Park at Briarcliff Village. Directed by Davida Terrell.


Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings, you may perform a prepared monologue if you wish. 

Roles available for six actors of all ethnicities, ages 16 and up. 


Aesop – narrator-type, large role
Ensemble – diverse group of 5 actors who take on roles in Aesop’s fables and provide the soundscape of the play

If you have any questions, are interested in helping backstage, or cannot make the audition date, please contact us at backstage@bellroadbarn.org

Awkward Christmas – TAKE THREE

Join us for the third installment of our Awkward Christmas tradition.
This year you’ll get all your weird, awkward holiday antics online FOR FREE!
We are excited to present to you seven original sketches directed and performed by local KC talent.
So gather your quarantined loved ones for a watch party, and log on to our Facebook or YouTube for a grand ol’ awkward time.

MORE INFO

Hosted by Carol Varner, interludes by Dean Kinsey

Plays and Cast
Joyeux Noel by James McLindon
directed by Emerson Rapp
featuring Stephen Howard, Briana Marxen-McCollom, Emily O’Dell, Emerson Rapp

A Christmas Bedtime Story by Peter Dakutis
directed by Alan T. Hainkel
featuring Katelyn Tomena, Joe Coronia

Beth Goes Caroling by Scott Mullen
directed by Kimi Worstell-Laabs
featuring Jan Fent Johnston, Jill Camper

Meta-Morphosis by Ken Preuss
directed by Davida Terrell
featuring Mary Wilkens, Matt Sameck, Teagan Fitzpatrick, Dalton Pittenger

The End is Just the Beginning by John Mabey
directed by Shari Wassergord
featuring Davis DeRock, Shawna Peña-Downing, Stephen Howard, Briana Marxen-McCollom

Xtreme Xmas Online Boot Camp by Peter Dakutis
Directed by Katia Milazzo
featuring Jeremy Walter, Katie Rezabek-Laird, Philip Bachus, Chelsea Pyle

Grandma’s Special Cookies by Mark Naggi
directed by Kimi Worstell-Laabs
featuring Andrea Bosewell-Carder, Vicki Kerns, Josh Keen, Laura LaCour

Call for Writers!!

The Bell Road Barn Players are looking for writing submissions for our new production of An Awkwardly Distanced Christmas.

We are looking for short (4-8 minute) comedic sketches that feature winter or the holiday season and utilize at least one aspect of social distancing such as – all characters wear masks, stand 6 feet apart, are on a Zoom call, or monologue. Use no more than 4 characters, and keep the settings simple. The production will be pre-recorded and aired for one week online as a free gift to our community. Send sketches or questions to mmm@bellroadbarn.org with the subject line AWKWARD. The Deadline is midnight October 4.