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Check out the Theatre Department's schedule of performances for the Barton Theatre 2014-2015 season below!

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias Production LogoSteel Magnolias by Robert Harling
September 25-26-27, 2014
7:30 p.m., Barton Fine Arts Auditorium
Students – Free, Non-Students –​ $7

Tickets are now available in the Fine Arts Box Office, F142, 620-786-1150.

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.


Auditions for the Student Production:

October 7th @ 5:30 p.m. on the stage in the Fine Arts Building - All Students may audition/cold read, no prep needed.
Rehearsals begin Oct. 13th.
Production is Nov 20 & 21 in the Barton Planetarium.
Directed by Joy Conner and Maili Kee.
For more information contact (620) 786-1187 or


Barton Theatre Student Production

November 20-21, 2014
7:30 p.m., Barton Community College Planetarium
Students – Free, Non-Students –​ $5

Barton Theatre students direct, act and manage 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, and Too Many Sopranos.


Auditions for Barton Theatre Musical, Godspell:

December 2 & 3, 2014, 3:00-5:00p.m. on stage of the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium


Auditions Barton Theatre Scholarship:

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



Godspell Production LogoGodspell by Steven Swartz

February 27-28, March 1, 2015 (7:30pm, 2pm)
March  6-7-8, 2015 (7:30 p.m., 2 p.m.)
Student –​ $5, Non-Students –​ $10

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.