Tag Archives: Bart’s Bards

Auditions Announced for CaBARTret at Bart’s Bards

BB_new logoBart’s Bards is very excited to announce auditions for our 3rd Annual CaBARTret!

Directed by Maddy Weinkam & Jeff Weinkam and Music Directed by Maria Moorman. The show will be ONE NIGHT ONLY on November 12th and rehearsals will be minimal. The show will be comprised of solos/small group songs and 3 large group numbers. You must be at least 18 years old and out of high school to participate.

You can audition two ways:

  • In person auditions will be held on Sunday, September 18th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at St. Bartholomew Church in the Krumpe Activity Center.
    **All in person auditions will be first come first serve**
  • Video auditions must be received by September 25th at 5:00pm. Please send videos to BartsBards@gmail.com.

Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song you would like to perform in the show. The theme for this year is “Courage” so please choose a song that will fit this theme.

We will not have an accompanist at in person auditions, so please bring your own backing track. Acappella will not be accepted.

Note: if you have participated in a Bart’s Bards show within the last 5 years and wish to ONLY be in the large group numbers, you do not need to audition. Just send us an email by September 25th letting us know you would like to be in the group numbers!

We look forward to hearing you soon!

Leave a comment

Filed under Auditions

Call for Directors for 2023 Summer Musical at Bart’s Bards

BB_new logoBart’s Bards, a theatrical ministry of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, is holding an Open Call for Directors for our summer 2023 musical.

Dates for the run are Thursday, June 8 (evening); Friday, June 9 (evening); Saturday, June 10 (matinee and evening); and Sunday, June 11 (matinee).

The show will be performed on the Ray Sowell Commemorative Stage in the Fr. William F. Krumpe Activity Center in Springfield Township, OH. Interested persons should email Barry Reynolds at bartsbards@gmail.com to schedule a 45-minute evening appointment time between September 19 and 23.

Potential directors may pitch up to two shows.  The show which is selected will:

  1. be a large-cast musical production for members of all ages, including the potential for a large number of children;
  2. have several lead-role opportunities for actors of all ages; and
  3. be a family-friendly production that presents a message that is consistent with the values of the Catholic Church.  To aid potential directors with show selection, here is a sample of our recent productions:
    • Oklahoma
    • Bye Bye Birdie
    • The Wizard of Oz
    • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • Disney’s The Little Mermaid
    • The Fiddler on the Roof
    • Seussical: The Musical
    • James and the Giant Peach
    • The Music Man

We will hear your pitch(es) and spend some time talking with you about our theatre community and hearing from you about your practices and expectations as a director.  Please bring along your theatrical resumé and contact information.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Bart’s Bards Board Vice President, Barry Reynolds, at bartsbards@gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest!

Leave a comment

Filed under Casting Call

THE MUSIC MAN Runs June 9-12

BB_Music Man logoTHE MUSIC MAN
Bart’s Bards
June 9-12
St. Bartholomew Church Krumpe Activity Center [Finneytown]

Directed by Fred Hunt

Cast: Chris Murphy as Harold Hill, Jessie Green as Marian Paroo, Gary Bracknell as Charlie Cowell, John Dorney as Mayor Shinn, Conrad Kolis as Olin Britt, Alex Meineke as Ewart Dunlop, Bill Fessler as Oliver Hix, Jamie Ball as Jacey Squires, Barry Reynolds as Marcellus Washburn, Ke’von Gibson as Tommy Djilas, Dana Tower as Mrs. Paroo, Roxy Jones as Amaryllis, Carter Schulte as Winthrop Paroo, Maria Williams as Mrs. Shinn, Caroline Lawson as Zaneeta Shinn, Christen Fessler as Gracie Shinn, Lisa Hunt as Alma Hix, Danielle Meineke as Maud Dunlop, Kayla Haas as Ethel Toffelmier, Kendra Dunahugh as Mrs. Squires, Mike Williams as Constable Locke/Salesman, Fred Hunt as Train Conductor, Timothy Geering as Salesman/Farmer/Townsperson, Henkler as Salesman/Townsperson, Chris Sayer as Salesman/Townsperson, Hunter Gee as Salesman, Molly Davenport as Newspaper reader/Townsperson, Molly Gallagher as Newspaper reader/Townsperson, Holly Horner as Newspaper reader/Townsperson & Joy Niehaus as Farmer’s wife/Townsperson
Townspeople:
Dorothy Biron, Carla Browning, Eloise Elliott, Adrianna Fedele, Tosha Gibson, Sofia Gill, Ellie Heitz, Ella Herzog, Audrey Mason, Jackson Moorman, Maria Moorman, Emily Pine, Jovie Rucker, Annie Williams & Bill Witzgall

The Music Man is considered an American Classic. It follows Harold Hill, a rather smooth-talking con artist who has been traveling from town to town in the early summer of 1912. Harold has been posing as “Professor” Harold Hill, a boys’ band organizer who promises to teach the boys of small Midwestern towns how to play in a band. Harold, who himself has never played an instrument, plans to collect money for ‘instruments and uniforms’ before skipping town. However, when he meets the beautiful and intelligent librarian, Marian, his plans may start to unravel.

  • Thu-Fri, June 9-10 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, June 12 at 2pm

Official page |

Leave a comment

Filed under Family-Friendly, On Stage

Cast Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is excited to announce the cast of our June production of Meredith Wilson’s classic musical THE MUSIC MAN, directed by Fred Hunt.

Performances will run from June 9 to June 12, in the Krumpe Activity Center on the St. Bartholomew Church campus (9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231).

Mark your calendars and don’t miss your chance to experience this timeless story of drama, nostalgia, humor, and romance!  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 8.  For more information, please visit our website at bartsbards.org.

Cast:

  • HAROLD HILL: Chris Murphy
  • MARIAN PAROO: Jessie Green
  • CHARLIE COWELL: Gary Bracknell
  • MAYOR SHINN: John Dorney
  • OLIN BRITT: Conrad Kolis
  • EWART DUNLOP: Alex Meineke
  • OLIVER HIX: Bill Fessler
  • JACEY SQUIRES: Jamie Ball
  • MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Barry Reynolds
  • TOMMY DJILAS: Ke’von Gibson
  • MRS. PAROO: Dana Tower
  • AMARYLLIS: Roxy Jones
  • WINTHROP PAROO: TBD
  • MRS. SHINN: Maria Williams
  • ZANEETA SHINN: Caroline Lawson
  • GRACIE SHINN: Christen Fessler
  • ALMA HIX: Lisa Hunt
  • MAUD DUNLOP: Danielle Meineke
  • ETHEL TOFFELMIER: Kayla Haas
  • MRS. SQUIRES: Kendra Dunahugh
  • CONSTABLE LOCKE: Mike Williams
  • TRAIN CONDUCTOR: Fred Hunt
  • FARMER’S WIFE: Joy Niehaus
  • TOWNSPERSONS: Dorothy Biron, Molly Davenport, Eloise Elliott, Molly Gallagher, Tosha Gibson, Sofia Gill, Ellie Heitz, Ella Herzog, Holly Horner, Audrey Mason, Lucy Otting, Emily Pine, Chris Sayer, Adler Tomeo, Annette Williams, Josie Williams

Leave a comment

Filed under Cast list

Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is excited to announce our return to the stage June 9-12, 2022 with our production of the classic musical, Meredith Willson’s THE  MUSIC MAN, directed by Fred Hunt.

Auditions for our production will be held on February 5, from noon to 4:00pm, and on February 8, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

This year’s auditions will once again take place at John Paul II Catholic School (9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231). Please enter through the main entrance to the school and follow the stairs down to the left to our audition area.

You may choose a 15-minute audition slot using our signup genius page at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A48A8AF28A0F49-2022. Once all slots are filled, we will be accepting walk-ins. However, as a walk-in the wait time may be a bit longer as we attempt to fit you in with our scheduled auditioners.

Note: the format for auditions will include a singing portion (16-32 measures of a Broadway-style show tune); a read-through with other actors; and a dance portion. A speaker will be available to be used with your cell phone for accompaniment. The dance auditions will take place at the end of three consecutive 15-minute audition slots.

Audition forms can be found here: https://bartsbards.org/current-productions/. Forms will also be available at auditions. However, we would prefer you fill out and sign the forms ahead of time to keep things moving during auditions. Thanks!

You will also find at the above link our current COVID-19 health and safety policy. Please read through this policy as you will be asked to agree to follow this as a member of our theatre family. As conditions in the broader community change this policy is subject to change. We will be sure to update all our group members as these changes are made.

Bart’s Bards is excited to announce our return to the stage June 9-12, 2022 with our production of the classic musical, Meredith Willson’s THE  MUSIC MAN, directed by Fred Hunt.

Auditions for our production will be held on February 5, from noon to 4:00pm, and on February 8, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

This year’s auditions will once again take place at John Paul II Catholic School (9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231). Please enter through the main entrance to the school and follow the stairs down to the left to our audition area.

You may choose a 15-minute audition slot using our signup genius page at the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A48A8AF28A0F49-2022. Once all slots are filled, we will be accepting walk-ins. However, as a walk-in the wait time may be a bit longer as we attempt to fit you in with our scheduled auditioners.

Note: the format for auditions will include a singing portion (16-32 measures of a Broadway-style show tune); a read-through with other actors; and a dance portion. A speaker will be available to be used with your cell phone for accompaniment. The dance auditions will take place at the end of three consecutive 15-minute audition slots.

Audition forms can be found here: https://bartsbards.org/current-productions/. Forms will also be available at auditions. However, we would prefer you fill out and sign the forms ahead of time to keep things moving during auditions. Thanks!

You will also find at the above link our current COVID-19 health and safety policy. Please read through this policy as you will be asked to agree to follow this as a member of our theatre family. As conditions in the broader community change this policy is subject to change. We will be sure to update all our group members as these changes are made.

Additional Instructions

  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.
  • We are now asking that you bring your completed paperwork with you, which can be found at the following link – https://bartsbards.org/current-productions/.  Please be sure to check out our current COVID-19 guidelines at this same link.
  • Masks are required at all times when in the school building, except when singing during your audition.
  • We will be providing seating within the school to enable for appropriate social distancing while you are with us.
  • For those who are uncomfortable joining us in-person at this time for auditions, video singing auditions will be accepted.  Please send your completed paperwork, resumé, and a link to your singing audition to bartsbardsmusicman@gmail.com by no later than 4:00pm, Saturday February 5.

We hope you will consider joining us in 2022 for what is sure to be a fun time putting this classic musical on the stage. See you at auditions!

Official page |

Leave a comment

Filed under Auditions