Due to increased public health concerns and after careful consideration, we have decided to postpone our performances of Men On Boats, for the next two weekends. After consulting with our valued partner, Park University, we feel that this is the best decision for the safety of our patrons, cast and crew members. A college campus involves a lot of people in close quarters, and with current health concerns, public safety is everyone’s first priority. We hope that we will be able to reschedule soon. If you have already purchased tickets to Men On Boats, a Bell Road board member will be in contact with you to discuss if you would like a refund or exchange for a future production. We are heartbroken for our hard-working cast and crew, but we are optimistic that performances will be able to happen at a later date.
We are so very excited to bring to you this fun and truly creative piece of theatre! Led by an ALL-FEMALE CAST, this is the perfect way to celebrate Women’s History Month! Get your tickets now – click here. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get a behind the scene’s look at the show.
Powell – Lauren Pope
Dunn – Heather Ives
Sumner – Nadine Civitello
Old Shady – Glendora Davis
Bradley – Karen Eckman
O.G. – Alma Fusco
Seneca – Brandis Outlaw
Goodman – Denise Shelley
Hall – Rebecca Dempsey
Hawkins – Kristi Hibschman
director – Diane Bulan
rehearsal SM – Sarah Owen
set and projections design – Jenifer Cooper
light design – Josh Austin
costume design – Darcy Russel
props design – Jenifer Cooper and Diane Bulan
Mark your calendars for our upcoming auditions!
Men On Boats – by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Diane Bulan will be auditioning in January.
check out our Audition page for all the information you’ll need.
A Huge Thank You to everyone who came out to auditions for Christmas More Awkward! We had an incredible turnout and are bummed we couldn’t use you all! Ladies and Gentlemen, the cast of Christmas More Awkward in a completely awkward order:
We are so excited for our upcoming 66th season!!!
It all starts with Christmas More Awkward, December 12th.
Men On Boats – by Jaclyn Backhaus Directed by Diane Bulan
The Foreigner – by Larry Shue Directed by Matt Hentges
William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors Directed by Brian Duskey
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 2nd Annual Boos & Booze A Taste of Parkville. We had an amazing turnout and a very enjoyable evening. You can check out pictures from the event. Boos
We are excited to now be able to accept your donations online. Check out the donations page under Connect Menu.
As we embark on our 66th season we are starting things off with a fresh new online look. Through our new website, you will be easily able to keep up with the latest happenings at Bell Road Barn as well as purchase tickets, make reservations and even comment on blog posts such as this one. Follow the menu to check out all of the different areas of our new site. We will be continually updating the Past Productions page and will be looking for Bell Road alumni to share with us their pictures from years past. Enjoy!
Bell Road Barn Players, Kansas City’s Oldest Community Theatre is now accepting director applications for our 66th season! We are looking for passionate and creative individuals with clear and detailed visions for our upcoming productions. If you are interested please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and include which shows you are interested in and why. The deadline for submissions is September 14th.
Our 2019-2020 Season includes:
Christmas More Awkward
Our fun and unique local playwright festival will consist of various short scenes and monologues, written and performed by local talent. We will need multiple directors and first-time directors are encouraged to apply.
Performances December 12 -15. Auditions and rehearsals will begin in November.
Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus
We are seeking an experienced director for this production. Past experience in minimalistic theatre and creative concepts is a plus.
Performances March 13-22. Auditions in January. Rehearsals begin February.
The Foreigner by Larry Shue
This position has already been filled. Interested individuals may be considered as a back-up.
Performances June 12-21.
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
We are seeking an experienced director for this production. Previous experience with Shakespeare or other classical theatre is a plus but not required.
Performances July 24 – Aug. 2. Rehearsals begin in June.
Individuals of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested parties should email their resume and pertinent info to email@example.com no later than September 14th to be considered.