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Barnies and Auditions

Barnie Nominations for the 2019 Season:

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

Mark Berger as Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia!
Garrett Solum as Jay in Lost in Yonkers
Jackson Liedl as Fred Dickson in A Gentleman and a Scoundrel
    The winner is:  Jackson Liedl

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

Donna M. Gagner as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!
Ashton Blick as Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!
Amber Wolfe as Bella in Lost in Yonkers
      The winner is:  Donna M. Gagner

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Jackson Liedl as Drew in Lone Star Spirits
Tommy Yousten as Bill Austin in Mamma Mia!
Jake Donze as Harry Bright in Mamma Mia!
     The winner is:  Jake Donze

Best Actress in Supporting Role:

Ella Olson as Miss Signe Engleson in Church Basement Ladies
Holly Wiesner as Rosie Mulligan in Mamma Mia?
Meg Atkins as Grandma Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers
        The winner is:  Holly Wiesner

Best Male Actor in Minor Supporting Role:

Bennett Koenitzer as Sky in Mamma Mia!
John Zook as Pepper in Mamma Mia!
Ben Ankarlo as Eddie in Mamma Mia!
       The winner is:  Ben Ankario

Best Female Actress in Minor Supporting Role:

Laurel Wagner as Ali in Mamma Mia!
Ella Olson as Lisa in Mamma Mia!
Rachel Westberg as Aunt Gert in Lost in Yonkers
          The winner is:  Rachel Westberg

Best Male Newcomer:

Jake Donze in Mamma Mia!
John Zook in Mamma Mia!
Patrick Pedersen in Lost in Yonkers
           The winner is:  Jake Donze

Best Female Newcomer:

Chris Thompson in Church Basement Ladies
Ashton Blick in Mamma Mia!
          The winner is:  Ashton Blick

Appreciation Award:

Amber Wolfe

Best Play of the Season:

Mamma Mia!

Best Stage Set:

Nancy Dutmer, Lone Star Spirits

Nina Klauss Memorial Scholarship:

Victoria Drost

Join the 2020 Red Barn Theatre at Auditions


On Saturday January 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. auditions for the upcoming Red Barn Theatre summer season welcomes area community members.  Auditions will be held at the UW Barron County Campus.  There are numerous parts available to men and women of various ages, nationalities, and talents.


Tryouts involve reading from a script for parts in non musical shows, as well as small group and solo singing auditions for the musicals.


The season includes these shows:

Ripcord   Comedy  May 27- June 6

Doubt   Drama  June 17- June27

Legally Blonde  Musical  July 8-18

Aboveboard Comedy  July 29- August 8

The Great American Trailer Park Musical  Musical

August 26- September 5

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