Welcome to
Bart's Bards Website

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

Our next show:

The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer


Photos of the Bards' recent performance at Bridgeway Pointe


2006's Beauty and the Beast now available on DVD!


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; and an Outreach Ministry, whose purpose is to bring entertainment and enjoyment to retirement and nursing homes. The Bards currently produce one big show a year, usually during the summer, and usually a musical. For information contact Margery Sowell at (513) 522-1902 or Fred Hunt at (513) 266-6755. We encourage you to join us for worship if you are looking for a home church. Visit for location and mass times.


Archived News of Interest to Bards...

Added 7/17/13:

Pictures from Bart’s Bards Summer BBQ and...

An announcement of next year's musical!!

The Bards reunited recently for an afternoon of Food, Fellowship and Future. Founding Member Margery Sowell was honored "for her 19 years of tireless dedication, passionateleadership and unwavering commitment to community" with the title of "Chair Emeritus of the Board — Bart's Bards." Congratulations Marge, and thank you for your years of service and inspiration! Pictures from the barbeque can be seen here.


Also at the BBQ, a vote was held, and it was decided that our next musical (in June 2014) will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Show dates will be June 20-22, 2014, with auditions to be held in March. Check back early next year for more details.

Added 4/25/13:

Bart’s Bards Summer BBQ

Date: Saturday June 29th, 2013

Location: Krumpe Activity Center (St. Bart’s Gym)

Time: to be determined, but in the afternoon around 2:00 pm

Admission: personal care item to be donated to Mt. Healthy Food Alliance, Inc.


Look for Save the Date and Evite’s via email soon. All Bart’s Bards members, in any capacity, from any show are encouraged to attend! We will have fun, fellowship and vote on the Summer 2014 Show. Please pass along and reunite with friends.


Added 10/28/12:

Bards perform at Bridgeway Pointe

The Bards were pleased to perform an Outreach program for a number of residents of the Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living Community on October 28th, 2012. An excellent time was had by all!! Photos here.

Added 5/10/12:

East Side Players auditions for Once Upon a Mattress

While Bart's Bards is currently on hiatus, it has come to our attention (via former Bard Jeanne Huddleston) that the The East Side Players Community Theatre Group is holding auditions for an August 2012 production of Once Upon a Mattress. This may be a good opportunity for Bards to keep active in community theater during the Bart's Bards hiatus year. Their auditions will be held this Sunday, May 13th, 2012. Full details are on this flyer (.pdf file).


Added 12/15/2011: The 2006 Bart's Bards performance of Beauty and the Beast is now available on DVD! Full details here!


Added 5/18/2011: from "The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) recently recognized [longtime Bard] Abby Bolling with its Paul Silverglade Award, presented to a teen volunteer whose commitment helps the agency to provide others with the opportunity to seek independence."  Full article here. 

Congratulations, Abby!!!

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