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This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young, he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. So, he works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach – while he tries to persuade the child to overcome his fear of water and to wash his infected skin.  When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism. They descend on the event and, in the confusion, the boy drowns.

October 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., October 6 at 2 p.m.



Students enrolled in the Play Production Class at BCC are responsible to mount their own production. Students select (or write) the play, cast it, rehearse it, design and construct sets, lights, props, sound plus market and publicize it. This is a pure hands-on experience.

November 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium. Subject to change.

Audition announced at later date.

Free Admission, Donations accepted




Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.

Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was twice re-made, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and then again in 1997 featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production opened in 2013 and starred Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and Harriet Harris.


The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will hold auditions for the 2019 Spring Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Auditions are open to everyone and will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on December 8 and 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Performances are March 6-8 2020.


All those who wish to audition should come on Sunday, December 8 prepared to move/dance and plan to stay until 6:30 (fitted clothing, dance shoes or socks, character shoes for women if you have them).  During this time you will be able to sign up for a 10 minute singing/acting audition which will be on Monday, December 9 from 5:00-6:30. Plan  to demonstrate your vocal range, sing the excerpts specific to your interest and read a cutting from the script (for speaking roles).   Ages 9  and up are encouraged to audition (younger will be considered on an individual basis). If you absolutely cannot attend but are still interested in auditioning,  please contact Theatre Director Miller James at or (620) 792-9205

“We are looking for performers of all ages and experience levels who possess enthusiasm, collaboration, commitment, and dedication.  This show is full of fun and magic and we would like you to be a part of it”.    


For more information, please contact Theatre Director Miller James at or (620) 792-9205 or Director of Choral Activities Sara Oberle at or (620) 792-9395


Barton Community College Theatre Department Presents:


A series of witty, funny and endearing one-acts by one of the premiere playwrights of our generation. Come see the talented actors of our program present the comedy of language at its best.


Auditions March 25-26 - Fine Arts Auditorium, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All in the Timing - Four one-act plays by David Ives April 29 - Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 pm


The Barton College community is asked to submit short original plays for consideration for production. Generally, four will be selected. This is usually an eclectic mix of drama that encourages very creative deeds. Subject to change.

Free Admission, Donations accepted