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2023 Auditions and
                         2022 Barney Awards

Auditions are fast approaching for the 2023 Red Barn Theatre Season!
They will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
UW-Eau Claire--Barron County Campus Fine Arts Building in Rice Lake.
Individuals interested in auditioning can fill out an audition form prior to coming on Feb.11 by downloading the PDF file
by clicking here:
Audition forms will be available at the Fine Arts Center and can becompleted when you come to auditions. The PDF form can be filled out digitally and
printed or printed out prior to completion.  If the audition form is completed prior to auditions, please bring the audition form and a recent photograph (non-returnable) to the auditions.
If auditioning for Curtains (musical), vocal ranges will be determined on an individual basis and a brief excerpt of a song from the show will be taught and performed in small groups or individually. There also may be brief scene readings from the script. For those who wish to audition for Forbidden Broadway (musical), the directors ask that auditionees prepare a short musical selection from the show. Musical selections from the show for male and female voices can be found here:
The 2023 plays will be:
Lilies of the Field- May 31-June 10
It Runs in the Family - June 21-July 1
Curtains (musical) - July 12-22
The Wild Women of Winedale - August 2-12
Forbidden Broadway (musical)- August 21-Sept. 2
2022 Barney Awards

Pictured:  2022 Barney Award winners:  Mark Nymo, Rachel Westberg, Chris Orson
(back row) Boyd Stearns, Cathy Jones Wolf, Bob Rogers.  Cathy Jones Wolf presnets the Nina Klauss Memorial Scholorship to Alaina Tomesh.
The Barney Banquet was held on January 6 at the Lehman's Supper Club in Rice Lake.  
Many excellent performances were given this past year by the Hardscrabble Players.  The nominees and winners for the 2022 Barney Awards are as follows:


Best Actor In A Lead Role
Jackson Liedl as Nick in "Aboveboard"
Josh Czekalski as Sean in "Halfway There"
Mark Nymo in Gunner Johnson in "Don't Hug Me, We’re Married"
    The winner is Mark Nymo
Best Actress in a Lead Role​
Helen Goosby as Marnie in "Aboveboard"
Rachel Westberg as Janine in "Halfway There"
Ella Olson as Cherie in "Bus Stop"
Jill Stearns as Clara Johnson in "Don’t Hug Me. We’re Married"  
     The Winner is Rachel Westberg
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Brandon Brown as Milo in "Aboveboard"
Ben Heer as Aarvid Gisselesen in "Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married"
Bob Rogers as Virgil Blessing in "Bus Stop"
      The winner is Bob Rogers
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Beth Halverson as Mary Ellen in "Halfway There"
Holly Dalsveen as Jenny in "Company"
Isabel Thurston as Amy in "Company"
Allison Rick as Bernice Lundstrom in "Don’t Hug Me. We’re Married"
      The winner is Isabel Thurston 
Best Actor in a minor supporting role: Chris Orson as Alex in "Aboveboard"
                   and Carl Liden as Larry in "Company"
Best Actress in a minor supporting role:  Alaina Tomesh as Marta in "Company"
Best Male Newcomer:  Carl Liden in "Company"
Best Female Newcomer: Isabel Thurston in "Company"
Best Stage set of 2022 Season:  "Company"- Set/Technical direction by Boyd Stearns and Cathy Jones Wolf
Best Play of 2022 Season:  "Company" - directed by Cathy Jones Wolf
Appreciation Award-  Bill Koslofsky
Nina Klauss Memorial Scholorship- Alaina Tomesh
2021 Barney Award Winners:  Rick Snyder, Rachel Westberg, Beth Halverson,
(back row) Philip Warner, Brandon Brown, Patsy Vork
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