(Composer, Lyricist, Actress, Co-Owner S#arp Women, LLC)
(Director, Writer, Actor, Co-Owner S#arp Women, LLC)
Krista is a vocalist, musician, composer and businesswoman based in the greater Kansas City Metro area. She has appeared on various stages including New Theatre & Restaurant, Kansas City Actors Theatre, the Chestnut Fine Arts Center, Music Theatre Heritage, Fishtank Theatre at the Black Box, the Arts Asylum, Barn Players, and Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park. Krista is the co-book writer, composer and lyricist of Overture the Musical, a 2019 Grand Jury Next Link Selection for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and winner of Best of Fest Audience Choice Award-2019 New York Musical Festival. Krista is also the composer/lyricist/co-book writer for The Sparkletones which will debut regionally in March 2021. Krista also originated the lead role of Lily and performed it Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre during Overture's NYMF production run. She has created a catalog of music, and has written musicals and performance works for both secular and sacred settings. Krista also established her KC-based business, Funky Mama Music, over a decade ago to promote original, rock n' roll for families, and as "Funky Mama," was invited to sing at the White House for the 2007 Easter Egg Roll. Krista is a proud wife, and mom to two children. Affiliations: Maestra Music (Maestramusic.org); BMI; New Play Exchange; Parity Productions
Barbara has worked extensively as a director and actor in the Kansas City area for over 20 years. Barbara is the co-book writer of Overture the Musical, a 2019 Grand Jury Next Link Selection for the New York Musical Festival and winner of Best of Fest Audience Choice Award-2019 New York Musical Festival. Barbara was the director for the production during its Kansas City run, as well as at the New York Musical Festival. Barbara is co-book writer and lyrics contributor to a new work, The Sparkletones, which will debut regionally in March 2021. As director, shows include Spamalot, Secret Garden, Les Miserables, Company, Chess, The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita, The Full Monty and 1776. She collaborated with Krista on the 2010 original production of Moo Juice: The Musical. As an actor, Barbara's favorite credits include August Osage County and God of Carnage. Barbara is a wife and mother living in the KC area.