ROAR: A New Musical

Company Name: Bodhi Theatre

City/State: Kansas City, Missouri

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Theatre

Ratings: All Ages

Warnings: Other - Grief/Parental Loss

Run Time: 47 Minutes


ROAR: A New Musical
Written by Kevin & Allison Cloud
Produced by Bodhi Theatre
Directed by Heidi Van
Music Directed by Jeremy Watson

Stage Manager: Shayla Leggs
Assistant Stage Manager & Video Editor: Matthew Koehler
Lighting Design: Micah Thompson
Sound Design: Mark Johnson
Costume Design: Athena Louise Hyacinth
Set Design: Heidi Van

ROAR, a family musical, tells the story of Sarah the Bear, who like many bears before her has been forced by humans to perform as a dancing bear. But Sarah has an impossible dream. She longs to break free from the system of oppression and establish herself as an equal to the humans as the world's first dancing and singing bear. The problem is that everywhere Sarah turns, her voice is silenced.

As a last resort, Sarah runs off to the circus to pursue her dream, discovering too late that the circus is run by a family of evil clowns. The clowns imprison Sarah and force her to continue performing for their show as a dancing bear.

Sarah continues to pursue her impossible dream, and eventually her dream grows bigger as she inspires other captive bears to raise their voices until they are heard. United, the power of their collective voice triumphs over the oppression they have endured.

Darcie Hingula as Sarah
Cameron Mabie as Joey
Jasmine Lowe as Mama/Bonnie
Robert Hingula as Papa/Harold
Tim Ahlenius as Clarence
Cody Boehm as Daisy
Timothy Houston as Reggie
Brock Hatton as Frankie
Kirsten Nicole Myers as Lulu
Spencer Thompson as Evil Clown Joe
Melissa Trierweiler as Female Understudy
Fisher Stewart as Male Understudy

Follow ROAR:
Instagram: @RoarMusical

See more Bodhi Theatre:
Instagram: @BodhiTheatre

We want to give a SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the artists who gave of their time and talent to help us raise enough funds to pay actors, staff, and designers. You are all heroes! We also want to extend gratitude to The Black Box and their staff for accommodating us throughout the audition, rehearsal, fundraising, and filming process.

For a more detailed list of THANK YOUs, go to

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  1. Nicole Hall on July 31, 2021 at 12:50 am

    What goofy, heartwarming magic was that?! If Greatest Showman and Cats had a baby bear and taught it how to human. That Best Part of Being a Bear is catchy as hell — release as a ringtone right now plz. Great job, everybody!

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