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Video Auditions Announced for CaBARTret! at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is very excited to announce auditions for our second annual CaBARTret! In order to keep everyone safe, this event will be streamed LIVE to all your family and friends! The event will be ONE NIGHT ONLY on November 14th and rehearsals will be minimal.

All auditions will be through video submission. You must be 18 or older and out of high school to participate. We want to see talent of all kinds so sing, dance, or perform a skill! We want to see it all! Video submissions are due October 3rd by midnight. Please send videos to BartsBards@gmail.com.

The theme for this year will be “Hope” so please choose a song that will fit this theme. If your song does not fit this theme, we may ask if you’d be willing to perform something different for the show. You may also audition to just participate in group numbers.

All CDC guidelines will be followed throughout the rehearsal process including the wearing of masks, temperature checks, symptom checks, and social distancing. If you have concerns, please contact us to address these.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

We look forward to seeing all your amazing talents!

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Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards is excited to announce the auditions for their 2020 summer show, THE MUSIC MAN. We’re looking for anyone ages 6 and up!

Director: Fred Hunt
Vocal Director: Mark Culp
Choreographer: Maddy Weinkam
Producers: Ursula Biron, Jeff Weinkam, & Maddy Weinkam

Show runs June 11th-14th with 5 performances

Audition dates and times:

  • February 8th from 1:00-4:00
  • February 11th from 7:00-9:00
    Callbacks (if needed) February 12th from 7:00-9:00

Audition location:
John Paul II school at St. Bartholomew Parish (9375 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231)

Signup for an audition time here:

**We are more than happy to accept walk-ins, but please know scheduled auditions will be taken first.**

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway song NOT from THE MUSIC MAN. There will NOT be an accompanist so please bring accompaniment tracks. We will have a Bluetooth speaker if you do not have one yourself. There will be a choreo audition following three groups of audition time slots. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no open toed shoes).

If you are out of high school and over the age of 18, you must be willing to be Virtus trained through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to participate in this show. We will be offering a training session after the show has been cast on either February 15th or February 22nd (TBD) in the afternoon, but feel free to attend another training session prior to auditions if you know you want to be in the show! Link for times and dates for trainings is below:

**If you have been in a Bart’s Bards show before and ONLY want to be in the ENSEMBLE, please email BartsBardsMusicMan@gmail.com and we will add you to the list**

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Auditions Announced for caBARTret! at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoBart’s Bards are very excited to announce auditions for our very first annual caBARTret! Directed by Maddy Weinkam & Jeff Weinkam, Produced by Sarah Fessler, and Music Directed by Jessica Steuver. The show will be ONE NIGHT ONLY on November 9th and rehearsals will be minimal.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 5th from Noon-3pm at St. Bartholomew Church. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. Video auditions will be accepted and must be received by October 5th at 3pm. 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 will be “Dreams” so please choose a song that will fit this theme. We will not have an accompanist, so please bring your own backing track. A cappella auditions will not be accepted.

Sign up here to secure your audition slot

**walk ins are accepted as time permits**

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BB_James and the Giant Peach logoJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Bart’s Bards
June 20-23
St. Bartholomew Krumpe Activity Center [Springfield Township]

Directed & choreographed by Maddy Weinkam
Music directed by Danielle Reynolds
Produced by Francis Kolis

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, and A Christmas Story: the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is a masterpeach!

  • Thu-Fri, June 20-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 22 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, June 23 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Bart’s Bards

BB_logoCongratulations to the Cast of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

  • James – Hunter Gee & Ginger Hickerson
  • Ladahlord – Alex Reynolds
  • Spiker – Ursula Camille
  • Sponge – Lacey Prewitt Parsons
  • Spider – Tosha Gibson
  • Centipede – Jeff Weinkam
  • Earthworm – Emily Pine
  • Ladybug – Molly Sexton
  • Grasshopper – Jake Spicer
  • Matron Nurse – Kendra Dunahugh
  • Karl Kreatour – Nico Prentosito
  • Trotter – Francis Kolis
  • Mrs. Trotter – Gabbie Phelps
  • Billy Bobby Cop – Adelaide Lindner
  • Bobby Bobby Cop – Natalie Campbell
  • Bitsy Botana – Shanté Hope Meert
  • Buzz – Conrad Kolis
  • Willy Wonka – Fender Sardo
  • Jake – AJ Brokesh
  • Joe – Carter Schulte
  • Lucille Van Kooglstein – Jade Chenault
  • Bunny MacKenzie the Third – Ivy Kelch-Weinkam

Ensemble: Ava Carlson-Lee, Darian Chenault, Austynne Eckle, Alina Ellis, Eloise Elliott, Christen Fessler, Scarlett Fox, Ella Herzog, Raquel Jones, Kaitlyn Koopman, Addie Lynch, Josie Madeville, Erin Mast, Lucy Otting, Arlo Perica, AB Reis, MeiLee Reis, Danielle Reynolds, Nathan Schaber, Cora Shrive, Emma Thompson, Kendra Dunahugh, Nico Prentosito, Gabbie Phelps, Adelaide Lindner, Natalie Campbell, Shante Meert, Conrad Kolis, Fender Sardo, AJ Brokesh, Carter Schulte, Jade Chenault, and Ivy Kelch-Weinkam

Directed by Maddy Weinkam with music direction by Danielle Reynolds and choreography by Elenya Stephani. Performances run June 20-23.

For more information visit www.bartsbards.org.

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