Reese is beyond excited to perform in her first show with Bell Road Barn Players.
She has most recently performed in “A Christmas Carol” (KCREP – Youth Swing), “It Starts At Starlight”(Starlight – Youth Ensemble), “Young Playwrights Festival” (Harmony- Kaya) and various plays and musicals at Liberty Middle School. Next you can see her in the Italian Opera “Pagliacci” (Lyric Opera – Youth Chorus) and “The Sound Of Music” (Lyric Opera – Brigitta).
Reese is a member of the National Junior Thespian Society and the National Junior Honor Society. She is an incoming 8th grader at Liberty Middle School and outside of theatre and school she enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, and dancing.
Kim is delighted to be back onstage with Bell Road Barn Players. She was previously onstage here in A Murder is Announced and Boeing Boeing. Most recently Kim has been seen at OCTA as Lily Belle in The Curious Savage. Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap (Leawood Stage Company), and in One Man Two Guvnors and No Sex Please We’re British at (OCTA).
Other Regional credits include Steel Magnolias, Barefoot in the Park, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, Proof, Enchanted April, and All My Sons. When not onstage Kim works at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kim would like to thank Melissa for the opportunity to work with this remarkable cast & crew. She would also like to thank her wonderful friends and family, especially her husband Matt and their two brilliant children Audrey & Leo for their unconditional love & support.
This is David’s first time playing with Bell Road Barn Players! Before this, he performed in OCTA’s production of The Curious Savage, the Met’s productions of The Iceman Cometh and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, and practiced as an understudy for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at OCTA.
Back stage, David has stage managed for Whim Production’s Alphabet Soup as well as The Met’s productions of The Weir and Mother of the Maid.
Vicki is openly excited (not larvated) to be back on the Bell Road Barn stage again and in the first drama she’s done in years.
Thank you to my family, friends, co-workers, & my Basset Hound, Quincy, for your love and support, and thank you to the cast and crew for your amazing and chilling performances.
In his first role with Bell Road Barn Players, Carter plays Emory, the chronically exasperated older brother of Monica Breedlove.
He learned his craft at HB Studio in New York City, and currently lives in St. Joseph, commuting down to his day job in downtown Kansas City. Next to acting, his passion is working on his 50’s brick ranch house, where he’s always “almost finished” with the renovations.
Jeremy is an award-losing actor who is making his 703rd performance with Bell Road Barn Players. Some of his favorite roles have been performance 226, 547, 699, and 002. The less said about performance 133 the better.
Jeremy is also Senior Executive Comptroller of the Kim Hentges Fan Club of the Southeast Division (Northwest Side) Southern Hemisphere (excluding Paraguay, for obvious reasons) Chapter 84 (ver. xxvii). Thank you for support community theatre.
Judy is excited and grateful to join the cast of The Bad Seed for her first show with Bell Road Barn Players.
She was last seen in The Curious Savage at OCTA.
Love and thanks to her husband Ted and her family & friends for all their amazing support.
Josh is grateful to have this opportunity to preform with the Bell Road Barn Players. A military brat and a veteran, Josh has preformed all over the world from stages in Germany to California in roles such as Tito Merelli in Lend me a Tenor and Smee in Peter and the star catcher.
Most recently Josh worked with The Little Theatre of Weston and the Weston community theater playing the dream role of Scrooge in the radio play The Christmas Carol. None of which would be possible without the love and support of Josh’s wife Melanie and children Evelyn and Elisabeth.
Eunice is an actor, singer, and songwriter who recently moved to Kansas City from Singapore. She is excited to be in her first show with Bell Road Barn Players.
Eunice has trained, most notably, with Karen Allen famous for Raiders of the Lost Ark, John Emigh at Brown University, and at the Powerhouse Apprenticeship at New York Stage and Film. Her favorite role was Mimi from Rent, and her lifelong dream is to write a musical. Eunice stepped away from theatre for a decade to focus on her music career in Asia.
Eunice also has a degree in Contemporary Vocal Performance and has released several indie-pop albums and award-winning singles in English and Mandarin. When she’s not on stage, she enjoys writing songs and hanging out with her 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 husband.
Scott just finished OCTA’s production of the hilarious, little known Mark Twain comedy, “Is He Dead?”.
Since a high school drama class many years ago, Scott has wanted to play Leroy in “The Bad Seed”.
It’s not Leroy, but it’s the show. Let’s see how it goes.
As a lover of the horror genre, Ali is ecstatic to be a part of Bad Seed! She is an actor and properties designer (or both for this production) currently based in Kansas City.
Her next production is very hush hush right now but includes lots of sparkles, apparently? If you are also a fan of horror, Ali suggests watching these creepy kids when you get home: Orphan, The Black Phone, and Sinister. Enjoy the show…
As both a theatre enthusiast and a fan of all things creepy, directing The Bad Seed at Bell Road Barn Players is a dream project for Melissa Trierweiler. Originally from Columbia, MO, Melissa (she/her) received her BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College in 2016.
In her experience as a director & teaching artist she has worked with actors of all ages ranging from 3-year-olds to adults! She has most recently directed Moonlight and Magnolias at City Theatre of Independence as well as the short play Scrooge and Marley on Boxing Day by Mark Naggi in Hollywood Holidays at Bell Road Barn Players.
A few of her favorite directing credits also include James and the Giant Peach, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess & Horse Girls. Melissa extends her thanks to her husband, family and friends, & mentors for their guidance and support.
Christina Foltz is excited to work with Bell Road Barn for the second time and for the first time as stage manager. She last worked with Bell Road as director for Hollywood Holidays. Christina recently directed her own play, Mixed Feelings, commissioned at InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park. Her next project will be directing 9 to 5 the Musical at City Theatre of Independence this summer! As a stage manager, Christina has assisted stage managed All the World’s a Stage: A Winona Story at the Great River Shakespeare Festival and for Hoosier Shakespeare Festival. She has also stage managed several productions at her alma mater of Southwest Baptist University.
Thank you to everyone for their love and support.
Michael is excited that he gets to work with Bell Road Barn Players again. Most recently for BRB, he was Set Design/Construction for Comedy of Errors, and Lighting Design/Operation for Hollywood Holidays. Elsewhere in Kansas City, he was the Set Design/Construction, Lighting Design/Operation, and Projection
Design/Operation for Moonlight and Magnolias at City Theatre Independence. Also at CTI, he was the Set Design/Construction and Lighting Design/Operation for Deathtrap and Urinetown.
At Olathe Civic Theatre Association, he was the Set Design/Construction for The God Committee. He has also worked with Gladstone Theatre in the Park and Summit Theatre Group. Starting this summer, Mike will be working as the Master Carpenter at The White Theatre at The J KC.
Mike sends his thanks to Andrew Draker.
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