The Barn announces Barney Award recipients

Vida Bikales and courtesy of The Barn Players

For Immediate Release:




[/media-credit] Barbara Evans Nichols won Volunteer of the Year Award.

A packed house enjoyed Kansas City’s Barn Players community theater annual Barney Awards celebration Saturday evening, January 28th, 2017 at their current Mission, KS location. This free yearly gathering celebrates both the volunteerism and artistic achievement that contribute to the Barn’s ongoing success. 

They are pleased to announce the following individuals who were honored for their dedication and talent at the 2016 Barney Awards…

Supporting Actress: Kristen May Altoro, Legally Blonde

Supporting Actor: Sean Leistico, The Elephant Man

Lighting Design: Philip Leonard, The Elephant Man

Sound Design: Sean Leistico, The Graduate

Costume Design: Holly Daniel, The Elephant Man

Set Design: Doug Schroeder, Kiss of the Spider Woman

Featured Performance: Pam Lutz Haskin, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Choreography: Ramsey Self and Valerie Martin, Nice Work If You Can Get It 

Musical Director: James Levy, Legally Blonde

Director: Guy Gardner, Legally Blonde

Actress: Maggie Marx, Legally Blonde

Actor: Coleman Crenshaw, The Elephant Man 

Best Production: Legally Blonde

Volunteer of the Year: Barbara Evans Nichols

As well, the Barn Players acknowledged Barbara Evans Nichols as their 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Her efforts on their behalf include not only her work as an actress (August: Osage County) and director (The Secret Garden, Urinetown), but also creating the Barn’s first ever theater trivia fundraising benefit.

The Barn Players next production will be the Kansas City community theater premiere of High Fidelity, directed by Tiffany Schweigert, with musical direction by Delano Mendoza. The show runs Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 19th, 2017. Further information may be found online at:, or via phone at 913.432.9100.

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