Welcome to
Bart's Bards Website

A Theatrical Ministry of
St. Bartholomew Church
9375 Winton Road
Cincinnati OH, 45231


Seussical the Musical was a smash hit!!



Bart's Bards is St. Bartholomew's amateur theatrical ministry. Its purpose is "to promote Christian fellowship through the performing arts." The group consists of a commission of parishioners and non-parishioners, with backgrounds in producing and directing plays. The Bards currently produce one big show a year, usually during the summer, and usually a musical. For information contact Joy Niehaus at (513) 245-1620. We encourage you to join us for worship if you are looking for a home church. Visit for location and mass times.

Upcoming Theatrical Productions

Bart’s Bards is excited to announce the auditions for their 2019 summer show, “James and the Giant Peach” (Music by Justin Paul & Benj Pasek). We’re looking for anyone ages 6 and up!

Show runs June 20th-23rd with 5 performances

Audition dates and times:
March 23rd from 1:00-4:00
March 25th from 7:00-9:00

March 26th from 7:00-9:00

Audition location:
John Paul II School at St. Bartholomew Parish (9375 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231)

Signup for an audition time here!

**We are more than happy to accept walk-ins, but please know scheduled auditions will be taken first.**

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway song NOT from James and the Giant Peach. An accompanist will be present, but feel free to bring accompaniment tracks if that is preferred. There will be a choreo audition following three groups of audition time slots. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no open toed shoes).

If you are out of high school and over the age of 18, you must be willing to be Virtus trained through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to participate in this show. We will be offering a training session after the show has been cast on March 30th in the afternoon, but feel free to attend another training session prior to auditions if you know you want to be in the show! Link for times and dates for trainings is here

**If you have been in a Bart’s Bards show before and ONLY want to be in the ENSEMBLE, please email and we will add you to the list**

News of Interest to Bards...

Seussical was a smash hit as audiences enjoyed a journey to Whoville with The Cat in the Hat, Horton, JoJo, and all the Seussian gang. We hope that all five audiences enjoyed the show as much as we enjoyed putting it on!

Fiddler on the Roof was a very traditional smash hit! Thanks to all the cast and crew for their hard work; and of course, all five audiences, without whom, there would be no show. L'chaim!


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Past Theatrical Performances

The Little Mermaid   June 23-26, 2016

The Bards weighed anchor for a thrilling undersea adventure to the immense enjoyment of capacity audiences! Thanks, as always, to the hard-working cast, crew and production staff, and especially to all of you that attended, without whom this would not be possible!!

Cast of Tom Sawyer


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer   June 18-21, 2015

The Bards took an engaging trip down the Mississippi River to the thrill and enjoyment of all who came along for the ride! Thanks, as always, to the hard-working cast and crew and production staff, and especially to all of you that attended!!

Cast of Tom Sawyer


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat   June 19-22, 2014

After a a hiatus, the Bards came charging back with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, playing to enthusiastic houses glad to welcome the Bards back. Our thanks to all (cast, crew & staff) for their time and energy to put this delightful play on, and especially thanks to all of you who attended!!!

Munchkin Curtain Call


The Wizard of Oz   June 23-26, 2011

The Wizard of Oz was a roaring success, playing to packed houses every night of its run. Our thanks to all (120+ cast, crew & staff) who worked so hard to put this play on, and especially to all of you who attended!!!

Munchkin Curtain Call


Bye Bye Birdie   June 23-27, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie was a smashing success!! Thanks to all who attended. We hope you had as much fun watching the play as the cast and crew did putting it on!

Bye Bye Birdie Poster

(pdf format - 264k)

Photos are now online!

Cast of Bye Bye Birdie

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