Fine and Performing Arts Current Season

Auditions Barton Theatre Scholarship:

Scholarship Auditions, February 12, 2015
Call to schedule audition time. 620-786-1187


Godspell Production Logo

Godspell by Stephen Schwartz

Shows at 7:30 p.m. March 5-6-7  |  Matinee at 2 p.m. March 8
Student –​ $5, Non-Students –​ $10
Tickets go on sale February 11, 2015 
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Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

Barton Theatre Thespian Showcase and Awards

Barton Theatre Thespian ShowcaseMay 6, 2015
4 p.m., Barton Fine Arts Auditorium
Free to all

Barton Theatre students perform a variety of work from scene work, musical theatre, stand-up comedy, and monologues to performance art, improvisation and music. Reception and year-end theatre awards to follow.



Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias Show Imageby Robert Harling

Directed by Erin Renard

September 25-26-27, 2014

7:30pm in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium

Students –Free, Non-Students $7

A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. "Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." —NY Daily News. "…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." —Drama-Logue. "…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post.

Barton Theatre Student Production

Student Production imageDirected by Barton Play Production Students

November 20-21, 2014

7:30pm on the stage of FAA

Students- Free, Non-Students $5

Barton Theatre students direct, act and produce a full length scripted or original production as part of their Associates of Arts curriculum.  Past productions include; Harry’s Hotter at Twilight, Deck the Halls with Barton Theatre, Romeo and Juliet…sort of, Too Many Sopranos, and The Magical Christmas of Mistletoe, Kansas.