Barn opens season with ‘Bridges of Madison County’

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A LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATER PREMIERE: THE TONY WINNING MUSICAL ROMANCE “THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” AT THE BARN PLAYERS

In a local community theater premiere, The Barn Players will bring the Tony Award winning musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to their stage, August 23rd through September 2nd at The Arts Asylum: 1000 East 9th Street, (off Harrison Street), Kansas City, MO 64106.

What’s it about? Southwestern Iowa: 1965. While her American family is out of town, Italian war bride Francesca’s world is suddenly upturned. A visiting National Geographic photographer seeks directions from her to capture on film some of the historic local bridges in her community. What could possibly happen? The next four days spent together might  forever change both of their lives.

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (based on the acclaimed novel by Robert James Waller), has music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (Parade and Honeymoon In Vegas) and a libretto by Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden and The Color Purple). As Time Out New York wrote: “This musical’s emotion is unapologetically grand, and its love story has a wide, old-fashioned scope.”

The production is being helmed by Barn Players Artistic Director Eric Magnus, with musical direction by Michelle McIntire, and assistant direction and choreography provided by Valerie Martin. Leading roles are taken by Cori Ann Weber as Francesca and Jacob Elliott as Robert Kincaid. The supporting cast includes: Larissa Briley, Doug Dresslaer, Miles Fritz, Sarah Jeter, Barbara Jurgensmeier, Scott Kruse, Nathan Le, Brenna McConaughey, Jon Rizzo, and Kora Wiedmaier. The ensemble includes: Shelby Bessette, Meaghan Coble, Sharon Johnson, Nancy Seeman, Daniel Vazquez, and Miles Wirth.

WHAT: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, a Barn Players Presentation.  WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Thursday, August 23rd through Sunday, September 2nd, 2018. WHERE: The Barn Players at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, (off Harrison 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 buy online at: thebarnplayers.org, via phone at 913.432.9100, or at the Barn’s box office. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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