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.


Upper School Musical October 12, 13 & 14

We Will Rock You—School Edition

The show takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth. Rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance—an alliance of rebel Bohemians. The show features chart-topping classics from Queen, including "We Will Rock You," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Radio Gaga," "Another One Bites the Dust," "We are the Champions" and more.

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, 18
  • 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 

The Jungle Book

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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