AFPP Mini-Production: Madame Buttermilk

Aug 22–27
Barter Stage II

Madame Buttermilk by Ross Carter

In this brand new romantic comedy musical, struggling opera singer Carly Speranza has a dream: to sing the lead in Carmen. Her agent thinks she’s found the answer! But when Carly finds herself singing at a state fair with a country music band called the Car Men — the opening act for country superstar Earl Conway—agents clash, stage manager and emcee panic, and the singers’ temperaments erupt at the worst of possible moments: showtime! Is that an aria or a country song? Who cares? It’s l’amour, y’all! Country music meets opera in the most unlikely, unbelievable and undoubtedly the most popular play to ever come through Barter’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. Come see this developmental production and give your feedback—be a part of the process!

This mini production is presented by Barter Theatre's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.

Cast & Credits


Carly Speranza: Annie Simpson
Kit McCandless: Paris Bradstreet
Connor Duke: Sean Campos
Ford Fairlane: Rick McVey
Dody: Tricia Matthews
Beemer Kimbrell: Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Jan Swaggart: Katherine Lyle
Art Flanagan/ Car Man: Joe Veale
Car Man 1: Matthew Porter
Car Man 2: Garret Houston


Director: Nick Piper
Music Director: Lee Harris
Stage Manager: Cindi Raebel

​Special Thanks to our sponsors;
Henry & Flora Joy