A means for growth, creativity and collaboration, Barstow's performing arts program and theatre workshops provide the perfect stage for combining skills and subject areas fundamental to a well-rounded education.

Students learn theatre fundamentals, understand its cultural and technical aspects and discover a love of self-expression. The addition of lower school theatre workshops give young students a stage on which to express themselves through acting, movement and dance that boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Barstow produces shows five quality shows each year that entertain, educate, provoke and provide an environment of community building and outreach. From lower to upper school, students explore performance opportunities from the classics to the contemporary.

Middle School Musical, "The Little Mermaid"

Coming to the Raymond B. White Auditorium at Barstow February 8-10. Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's "The Little Mermaid JR" "Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture. 
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil Ursula and convince handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

2017-2018 Barstow Theatre Season

  • Upper school musical:  We Will Rock You  October 12, 13, 14
  • Lower school musical:  A Year With Frog and Toad, KIDS   November 16, 17
  • Middle school musical: The Little Mermaid, JR  February 8, 9, 10
  • Upper school play: The Odyssey April 12, 13, 14
  • All division performance: Barstow Revue May 5
  • The Pretenders: date to be determined 

Frog and Toad—Fall 2017

Lower School Musical 2017


The Jungle Book—Spring 2017

Performing Arts Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Robert Kohler Jr. 

    The Barstow School
    LS, MS & US Director of Theatre
    (816) 277-0430
    Creighton University - B.A.
    Southern Oregon University - Master of Theatre Studies
  • Bruce  Dickerson 

    MS & US Music
    (816) 277-0332
    University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign - M.S.E.
  • Kristi Mitchell 

    The Barstow School
    LS Music Grades 1-5
    (816) 277-0330
    Kansas State University - B.M.E.
    Univeristy of Missouri - Kansas City - M.M.E.

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
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