All aboard as ‘Titanic’ plans upcoming voyage at Barn Players


=Posted by Bob Evans


Both tragic and triumphant, get ready for one thrilling voyage when Kansas City’s Community Theater, The Barn Players present the modern American theater classic TITANIC, THE MUSICAL: February 13th through 23rd, 2020 at downtown’s Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. Those attending the Saturday, February 15th performance will have the opportunity to celebrate The Barn’s 65th season with cake, specialty coffee drinks, raffle items… including an ocean cruise!

Just before midnight on April 14th, 1912 on her first and only trip from the United Kingdom to New York, the Royal Mail Ship TITANIC collided with an iceberg and the seemingly unsinkable ship was lost to the depths of the North Atlantic. Her story has since become a naval legend and one of the most memorable events of the 20th Century. This stunning Barn Players production was written by Maury Yeston (Music & Lyrics: Nine, Grand Hotel) and Peter Stone (Book: 1776, My One And Only) and focuses on the ship’s real passenger’s and the crew’s hopes and fears as they face their life or death situation. Epic in scale, you will meet the key people who played a part in this fateful voyage. The stirring music throughout is unforgettable, and you will discover why the show won Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Musical, Best Book, and more.

The cast of the Barn Players TITANIC, THE MUSICAL includes: Officers & Crew: Corinne Bakker, Rod Chapin, Christoph Cording, Tony Francisco, Erin Gilmore, Tyler Harper, Scott Kruse, Kathleen Marx, Hewleek McKoy, Susan Neu, Issac Pena, Rob Reeder, Kat Ruprecht, Trevor Thoelke, Nathaniel Thomas, Kyle Tichenor, Gabriel Van Dyne, Gregory Williams, Gary Wesche, and Miles Wirth. 1st Class Passengers: Paula Bowers, Stasha Case, Rod Chapin, Christoph Cording, Matt Fowler, Tyler Harper, Trudy Hurley, Sarah Jeter, Tressa Lee, David Loethen, Hewleek McKoy, Joy Richardson, Matt Runnels-Rebol, and Gregory Williams. 2nd Class Passengers: Cameron Gunter, Margo Mikkelson, and Nancy Seeman; 3rd Class Passengers: Anne Haines, Chandler Johnson, Megan McCranie, and Kyle Tichenor. The Barn Players TITANIC, THE MUSICAL is directed by Kipp Simmons; Musical direction is by Delano Mendoza; Choreography is by Rob Reeder; Accompaniment is by Tim Braselton; Stage management is by Emily Vargo; Assistant stage management & assistant direction is by Jessica Michael; Settings & construction are by Bill Wright; Lighting design is by Phil Leonard; Sound design is by Sean Leistico; Costume design is by Brooke Merriam, and Projection design is by John Edmonds.

WHAT: TITANIC, THE MUSICAL a Barn Players Presentation. WHEN: Thursday, February 13th through Sunday Community Theater: The Barn Players at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106. TICKETS: Adult tickets are $20; Senior (Age 65+) tickets are $18.00; Group tickets of 10 or more are $15 each; Students (with ID) tickets are $15. You may reserve tickets via phone at: 913.432.9100, or you may purchase tickets online at: https://www., as well as the Barn Players’/ Arts Asylum box office. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

The Barn Players is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that welcomes and values all forms of diversity as they strive to better represent the performing arts community in Kansas City. Non-traditional and color-conscious casting are encouraged.


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