Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bylaws Submitted for Final Vote

Vote scheduled for Quarterly Membership/Board Meeting, Tuesday, January 20th, 6:00pm, Miles City Public Library (1 S 10th St.). Meeting is open to the public.

Bylaws of the Barn Players, Incorporated

Article I: Membership and Meetings of Members

Section 1: The following shall be the bylaws of the above corporation; a non-profit corporation organized under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Montana, and hereinafter called The Barn Players.  Any sections or subsections conflicting with incorporation laws of Montana shall be considered null and void.

Section 2: Members:

Subsection A: General Authorities: Except as may be otherwise provided by law, or by the Certificate of Incorporation or by these By-laws, the number, qualifications, rights, privileges, dues, fees, responsibilities,
terms of membership and provisions governing the withdrawal, suspension, and expulsion of members shall by decided by the Board of Trustees.

Subsection B: Members of the Barn Players shall be classified as follows:

Subparagraph (1): Active members: Those members who actively participate with the previous twelve months, whether in a production or otherwise, shall be consider active members.

Subparagraph (2): Inactive members: Individuals who have been involved with the Barn Players but have not participated actively in the previous twelve months.

Subparagraph (3): Patrons: Individuals or businesses who have donated supplies or funds but do not actively participate.
Section 3: Meetings:

Subsection A: Meetings shall be held quarterly on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October.  Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the Board as needed.  Election officers will be held at the January meeting, also called the annual meeting.

Subsection B: Notice of Meetings. Notice of the purpose or purposes and the time and place of regular or special meetings shall be posted in selected news media and on selected electronic forums as deemed
appropriate.  Members may additionally be notified by the secretary by email, voice communication or other means as deemed appropriate.  Five days notice shall be given for meetings.

Subsection C: Presiding officers: At all annual, quarterly or special meetings, the meeting shall be presided over by the President, or in his/her absence, the Vice President or if both are absent, by the Secretary-Treasurer.  If the Secretary-Treasurer presides, that person will appoint another member to take minutes.  If the Secretary-Treasurer is not in attendance, the presiding officer will appoint a member to take notes.  If no elected officers are present, another board member will preside and appoint a member to take minutes. If no officers and/or
board members are present, no meeting will be held.

Section 4: Election of Officers: Officers will be elected at the January meeting to serve staggered, three-year terms.  One year the President and a member-at-large to the board will elected for three year terms.  The
next year, the Vice President and a member-at-large to the board will be elected for a three year terms.  The next year, the Secretary-treasurer will be elected for a three year term.  Officers may succeed themselves.

Section 5: Quorum: At all meetings, scheduled or special, three members of the board and a majority of members in attendance and entitled to vote shall be considered a quorum.  If there is no such quorum, the members present will adjourn the meeting.
Section 6: Voting: At scheduled or special meetings, each qualified member will be entitled to one vote. For elections of officers, secret ballot will be used.  For all other votes, a voice vote is sufficient unless a secret ballot is requested by a qualified member.  A plurality (majority) of votes cast shall elect and/or decide.  Those members qualified to vote but unable to be present may request an absentee ballot which must be sealed when returned and in the hands of the Secretary-Treasurer before the meeting.  Voting by proxy shall not be permitted.

Article II: Board of Trustees and Officers:
Section 1: Membership: The property, affairs and business of the Barn Players shall by managed by the Board of Trustees, consisting of not less than five trustees, each of whom shall a member during his or her
Trusteeship.  The three officers of the Barn Players and two members-at-large shall be elected in January by the membership in attendance at that meeting and those persons will make up the Board of Trustees.

Section 2: Quorum: Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. If no quorum is present, the meeting will be adjourned.

Section 3: Vacancies: In case of one or more vacancies shall occur in the Board of Trustees by reason of death, resignation, leaving the community, etc the board will call a special meeting of the general membership to elect
replacement board members.

Section 4: Removal: A special meeting of the members of the Barn Players, duly called as provided in these by-laws, any board member may, by the affirmative votes of two-thirds of the membership present, be removed
from office, with cause.

Section 5: Nominations and Elections: Nominations for officers and members of the Board of Trustees shall be held at the January meeting of each year.  Nominations shall be received from the floor.  Only qualified
voting members shall be able to nominate and each nomination shall be seconded.  Those nominees receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.  In the event of a tie vote, election shall be decided
by the toss of a coin.  Board members shall be elected on the schedule specified in Article 1, Section 4, of these by-laws.

Section 6: Qualifications: In order to qualify for election to the Board of Trustees, a nominee must be a qualified voting member.

Section 7: Term of Office:  The members of the Board of Trustees shall serve for a term of three years, said term to run from the January meeting on the third Tuesday of the month in the year in which they were
elected until the January meeting three years hence.

Section 8: Duties and Responsibilities:

Subsection A: President: As principal executive of the Board of Trustees, coordinates and manages the activities of the Barn Players; presides at all meeting of the Board of Trustees and general or special meetings of the general membership.

Subsection B: Vice President: Assumes in the duties or responsibilities of the Chairman in his or her absence.

Subsection C: Secretary-Treasurer: Responsible for recording all minutes of meeting of the Barn Players and the Board of Trustees and maintaining all official records and correspondence.  Maintains the financial
records of the Barn Players in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures; has authority to receive and disburse funds in order to satisfy authorized expenditures; and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for all financial transactions of the Board.

Article III: Committees: The Board will appoint committees, determine their duties and responsibilities and dissolve those committees when duties are completed.

Article IV: Indemnification: Every person who is, shall be, or shall have been a trustees of officer of the Barn Players, Inc., and his personal representatives shall be indemnified by the Barn Players, Inc., against all costs and expenses reasonably incurred for imposed upon her or him in connection with or resulting from any action, suit or proceeding to which she or he may be made a party by reason of her or his being or having been a trustee or officer of the Barn Players, Inc., or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, except in relation to such matters as to which she or he will finally be adjudicated in such actor, suit or proceeding to have acted in bad faith and to have been liable by reason of willful misconduct in the performance of her or his duty as such trustee or officer.  Said costs and expenses shall include but without limiting the generality thereof, attorney’s fees, damages and reasonable amounts paid in settlement.

Article V: Informal Action: Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board
of Trustees or any committee therefor may be taken without a meeting if, prior to such action, a quorum of the board gives consent, by written or verbal communication, and agrees to such action.

Article VI: Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the Barn Players shall be the same as the calendar year.

Article VII: Amendments: These By-Laws may be amended, altered or repealed by a vote of two-thirds
(2/3) of all the qualified voting members present at a meeting at which the vote on the by-laws has been clearing stated in the agenda, provided a quorum is present and all qualified members have been notified as noted
in Section 3, Subsection B, notice of meetings.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of the By-Laws of the Barn Players, Incorporated, a Montana corporation, as is in effect on the date hereof.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CAST LIST for "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"

CAST LIST for "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol"
First read-through is tomorrow, Thursday, at 6:30pm at the Sleep Inn.
(Review the list carefully, some people have multiple roles).

Mother Goose, Aggie P.
Big Bad Wolf, Dan H.
Philip Charming, Alex B.
Bale, Alex M.
Twig, Jay P.
Brick, McKinsey J.
Jack, Nathan M.
Cinderella Charming, Khyrsten B.
Gretel Charming, Brandi G.
Hansel Charming, Joel L.
Tabitha Charming, Allie D.
Jacob Midas, Tim M.
Meriwether, Sue M.
Little Bo Peep, Alina M.
Humpty Dumpty, Adam D.
Little Wolf, Alex M.
Fan, Bailey M.
Fezziwig, Lynn P.
Elf, Ruthie L.
Medium Wolf,Ethan P.
Goldilocks, Jenna L.
Old King Cole, Bert P.
Snow White, Hannah N.
Rumpelstiltskin, Amorette A.
Miss Muffet, McKinsey J.
Peter Piper, Anthony Manfredo.
Queen of Hearts, Teresa F.
Black Sheep, Jay P.

Friday, June 13, 2014

"War of the Worlds" Live Studio Experience and Dinner Theater Tickets ON SALE!

Tickets are on sale for the Barn Players and KATL Production of:

War of the Worlds
Saturday, July 19th
Town & Country Club
Doors open at 5:00pm
LIVE performance 6:00-8:00pm

Call: (406) 951-0560

Limited seating of 75 ONLY! First come, first serve. No ticket sales available at the door; advanced reservations ONLY.

What can you expect at this event: Guests are treated to a full-cast, Live performance of this 1938 Radio Studio experience! “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast will be performed by the Barn Players LIVE and broadcast on KATL Radio. Guests can participate during the live radio broadcast, enjoy catered meal service by the Chef and Staff of the Town & Country Club, watch the cast perform local ads echoing the “little radio ditties” of the era, and much more! Live music, sound effects, action!

If you are a business owner interested in purchasing Ads during this unique opportunity, please see the photo flier here, or visit (Advertising Options) to take a look at this prime advertising. Questions about advertising with this show? Please call KATL (406) 234-7700 or Hannah with the Barn Players (406) 951-0560.

Please Like the Barn Players on Facebook for the most up-to-date information (and photos) on the current and future shows (Barn Players Facebook). 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Board/Work Meeting, April 15th, 7:30pm

Barn Players Board/Work Meeting Notice:

Meeting immediately follows rehearsal for “The Wizard of Oz”

Roll Call
Additions to the Agenda
Review of Meeting Minutes, Feb 20th, 2014 (action needed to approve)
Bylaws Discussion and Planning
Director “Best Practices” document and planning

The only action item on the current agenda is approval/acceptance of the Annual Membership Meeting Minutes (link below, also emailed to all those in attendance Feb 23rd, 2014). This meeting is to begin a workgroup to start revising/modernizing the Bylaws (link below, to hopefully be voted on at the following meeting, July 15th) as well as coordinating on a Director’s Best Practices document (utilizing a collaboration online format such as Google Docs so that all members/directors can participate in the creation/revision of the document).


If anyone would like additions to this Agenda, please advise. Additions may also be made at the start of the meeting. Meeting materials will be provided. Please share this meeting notice as necessary. Thank you.

February 20th Minutes Link:

Bylaws Link:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Wizard of Oz Tickets ON SALE!

OZ Ticket Sales have arrived

Buy your tickets online: Online Ticket Sales
To purchase tickets via phone: Call/Text (406) 951-0560

MGM's Classic 1939 motion picture comes to life on the stage. There are three opportunities to catch the magic of Oz, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they outwit the Wicked Witch of the West. All of the amazing, heartwarming songs from the original motion picture are featured!

This show is appropriate for ALL AGES, featuring 48 local youth actors and actresses!
Tickets: Adults (13 and Up) $8, Children (12 and Under) $7

Refreshments available during Intermission: Emerald City Chocolate and Lemon Yellow Brick Road Fudge, as well as bottled water.
There is no need to print your tickets: just have your Reservation name and ticket count when you approach the box office. We will have your tickets waiting!

If you require special seating arrangements or needs, please contact Show Director Hannah Nash (406) 951-0560 to make inquiries (phone or text). Seating options are available; handicap accessible.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wizard of Oz CAST LIST

Below please find the cast list for The Wizard of Oz.

We will hand out scripts and packets to ALL actors on Thursday, March 13th at the Library. There is important information and details at this rehearsal, so please make it a priority to attend. If you cannot attend Thursday's rehearsal, please make special arrangements with Hannah or Dan to get the necessary information.

Welcome to the production!

Direct link to attractive, formatted CAST LIST

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

AUDITIONS: The Wizard of Oz!

The Barn Players, Inc. of Miles City are proud to announce the Spring Children’s Musical: “The Wizard of Oz”. Two opportunities for auditions: 

Monday, March 10th
Tuesday, March 11th
Miles City Public Library public meeting room

Auditions are open to children of all ages and abilities. Over 30 parts are available for local youth, with a wide variety of singing, dancing and challenging lines. This production of “The Wizard of Oz” contains the great show-stopping music of the original MGM 1939 film, starring Judy Garland. Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

“Wizard” is directed by Barn Veterans Dan Hance and Hannah Nash, with choreography and group direction by Jenifer Mahan, and will grace the CCDHS Auditorium stage April 25th and 26th

Attention CCDHS students: rehearsals and preparation for "Wizard" will NOT conflict with your commitment to the current high school play (March 28 & 29). If you wish to audition for "Wizard" please contact the Directors Hannah and Dan to make the arrangements!

Youth wishing to audition should bring a parent or guardian for paperwork, and a short song to perform. Information on rehearsals, responsibilities, and performance specifics will be available for parental review during auditions. For more information on “The Wizard of Oz” or the performances, please contact the Directors at (406) 951-0560 or (406) 951-1030, or email the Barn