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Bart’s Bards
June 8-11
St. Bartholomew Church Krumpe Activity Center [Finneytown]

Directed by Tom Peters

Cast: Kayla Haas as Maria Rainer, John Rothan as Capt. Georg von Trapp, Liesl Von Trapp, Carter Schulte as Friedrich von Trapp, Amarna Hawks as Louisa von Trapp, Jackson Moorman as Kurt von Trapp, Caroline Lawson as Brigitta von Trapp, Molly Majestic as Marta von Trapp, Annabelle Dunahugh as Gretl von Trapp, Marilyn Zelcer as Mother Abbess, Morgan Brittany Akers-Shaw as Elsa Schraeder, John Boyd as Max Detweiler, Hunter Gee as Rolf Gruber, Erika Wagner as Sister Berthe, Maria Moorman as Sister Margaretta, Maria Williams as Sister Sophia, Nick Biron as Franz, Joy Niehaus as Frau Schmidt, Albert Kinnett as Herr Zeller, Mike Williams as Baron Elberfeld, Bill Witzgall as Admiral von Schreiber, Cathy Judge as Baroness Elberfeld, Elle Rothan as Frau Zeller, Priest: Conrad: Kolis as Priest & Klara Wagner as A New Postulant
Ensemble: Dorothy Biron, Bernadette Calvino, Storm Doerflein, Kendra Dunahugh, Eloise Elliott, Adrianna Fedele, Cate Heitz, Ella Herzog, Katherine Johnson, Abbie Lee, Bailey Margrave, Yolande Masheka, Christian Masheka, Audrey Mason, Julie Muething-Sallans, Jovie Rucker, Kimmie Anne Thierauf, Colleen Wietmarschen, Mary Wiley, Annie Williams & Josie Williams

One of the most beloved musicals of all time! In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Featuring an iconic score including “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen going on Seventeen,” and “Climb Every Mountain.”

  • Thu-Fri, June 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 10 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, June 11 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Bart’s Bards

BB_new logoBart’s Bards Announces the Cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!

Bart’s Bards is excited to announce the cast of our June production of The Sound of Music with music by Richard Rodgers & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, directed by Tom Peters!  Mark your calendars and don’t miss your chance to experience this beautiful story of the power of love to transform, unite, and inspire us to climb every mountain in search of our dreams.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 7.

See below the cast list for additional event information:

  • Maria Rainer: Kayla Haas

  • Capt. Georg von Trapp: John Rothan

  • Liesl Von Trapp: Helen Mariah Murdoch

  • Friedrich von Trapp: Carter Schulte

  • Louisa von Trapp: Amarna Hawks

  • Kurt von Trapp: Jackson Moorman

  • Brigitta von Trapp: Caroline Lawson

  • Marta von Trapp: Molly Majestic

  • Gretl von Trapp: Lila Rogers

  • Mother Abbess: Marilyn Zelcer

  • Elsa Schraeder: Morgan Brittany Akers-Shaw

  • Max Detweiler: John Boyd

  • Rolf Gruber: Hunter Gee

  • Sister Berthe: Erika Wagner

  • Sister Margaretta: Maria Moorman

  • Sister Sophia: Maria Williams

  • Franz: Nick Biron

  • Frau Schmidt: Joy Niehaus

  • Herr Zeller: Albert Kinnett

  • Baron Elberfeld: Mike Williams

  • Admiral von Schreiber: Bill Witzgall

  • Baroness Elberfeld: Cathy Judge

  • Frau Zeller: Elle Rothan

  • Priest: Conrad Kolis
  • Ensemble: Dorothy Biron, Ursula Biron, Bernadette Calvino, Storm Doerflein, Kendra Dunahugh, Annabelle Dunahugh, Eloise Elliott, Sofia Gill, Ellie Heitz, Cate Heitz, Ella Herzog, Katherine Johnson, Abbie Lee, Bailey Margrave, Yocande N Masheka, Arguelo Christian Masheka, Audrey Mason, Julie Muething-Sallans, Kenzie Ott, Becca Reeb, Jovie Rucker, Ella Schlichter, Colleen Wietmarschen, Mary Wiley, Annie Williams, Josie Williams

Event Information

  • Performances: June 8, 9, 10 @ 7:30pm (house opens at 7:00pm); June 10, 11 @ 2:00pm (house opens at 1:30pm)
  • Location: Krumpe Activity Center at St. Bartholomew Church, Finneytown, 9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45231
  • Ticket Prices (note: there is a service fee applied by the ticketing site of just under $1.50 per ticket for purchases made with a credit card either online or at the box office)
    • Advance ticket sales (on sale to general public on May 7) – $10 student/senior, $13 general admission
    • At box office – $12 student/senior, $15 general admission

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Auditions Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Bart’s Bards

BB_new logoBart’s Bards is excited to announce our summer musical for 2023 THE SOUND OF MUSIC, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, directed by Tom Peters.

Auditions for our production will be held on February 4, from noon to 4:00pm, and on February 7, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  This year’s auditions will once again take place at John Paul II Catholic School.  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/8050A48A8AF28A0F49-2023.  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.  So, book your spot early.

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 (no a capella singing auditions, please).  The dance auditions will take place at the end of three consecutive 15-minute audition slots.

More information on auditions and forms to be filled out prior to auditioning can be found on our website: https://bartsbards.org.  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!

We hope you will consider joining us in 2023 for what is sure to be a fun time putting this beloved musical on the stage.  See you at auditions!

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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!

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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!

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