Bart’s Bards performs in the Krumpe Activity Center (KAC) of St. Bartholomew Church. As the Bards grew, it became clear that the existing stage would not accommodate the growth of the organization. After many configurations, the result was an impressive portable and modular platform system, created by Ray Sowell, husband of founding Bart’s Bards member, Marge “Margie” Sowell. This stage is constructed and deconstructed for each summer musical. Upon his passing, the stage was dedicated to Ray, and the Bards continue to perform on the “Ray Sowell Commemorative Stage” today.
Pictured:Ray Sowell Commemorative Stage dedication plaque. This plaque is placed at the front of our stage each year.
Pictured:Constructing the stage for James and the Giant Peach.
Pictured:View of stage construction from above.
Pictured:The dramatic transformation of the KAC into a
theatre using the modular platform stage system.
Pictured:Attaching the legs to the stage platforms.
Pictured:The modular platform system allows for great