Barn Jr.'s "The Girl Who Was Plugged In" and "Striking 12"
THE GIRL WHO WAS PLUGGED IN
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Spencer
Book by Alan Brennert
Music, Lyrics and Book by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin & Valerie Vigoda
A Barn Junior Production
Two one-act musicals...one great evening of entertainment!
January 6 - 15
Directed By Jason Coats
THE GIRL WHO WAS PLUGGED IN - A homeless bag-lady whose soul is transplanted into the body of a gorgeous female android by a company which manufactures celebrities. The show is a one-act musical containing a curious mix of a science fiction framework around traditional themes - the generation gap, a love triangle and the archetypal conflict between those who have power and those who have none. A Kansas City community theatre premiere.
STRIKING 12 - On New Year's Eve, an over-worked and under-inspired single guy who's had enough of holiday cheer makes a resolution: to stay home and go to bed early. On another New Year's Eve, a continent awayand more than a century earlierHans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl tries unsuccessfully to sell her matches in the snow. The two stories are brought together when a young woman selling special "full-spectrum holiday light bulbs" to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder shows up at the grumpy man's door. Though the man (who probably could use the bulbs) seems to enjoy the young woman's company, he sends her away. It's not until he reads "The Little Match Girl" that he is finally pulled out of his funk. All of this unfolds through a tuneful pop/rock/jazz score that retains the vibrant style of its original performers: the celebrated band, GrooveLily.
The Barn Players Theatre (View)
Mission, KS 66202
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|