Wayfaring Strangers

         Written & Directed by         Bethany Rowlee

Celebrating the individual stories and experiences of the people who comprise the spirited, diverse community of Kern County, Wayfaring Strangers weaves regional music with stories and remembrances from and about local residents, creating a rich mosaic of storytelling through song, dance and drama.


Thursday, Feb. 23rd @ 7:30pm

Friday, Feb. 24th @ 7:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 25th @ 8:00pm

Sunday, Feb. 26th @ 2:00pm

Meddlin - 2013 musical

Meddlin - 2013 musical


          Written & Directed by                               Larry Starrh

A story about a young prodigy music director and the classical quintet that he is in charge of. The story revolves around the young director pursuing perfection of a single movement from Bach Concerto. His passion for music and his approach to life creates problems, but also gives perspective and insight to a broken world on how one can "segue" into the next.


Thursday, Mar. 9th @ 7:30pm

Friday, Mar. 10th @ 7:30pm

Saturday, Mar. 11th @ 7:30pm

Sunday, Mar. 12th @ 2:00pm

patsy cline - 2014 play

patsy cline - 2014 play


An Evening with C.S. Lewis takes you into the unique world of a man who lived a simple life in a modest house on the outskirts of the city of Oxford, England.

Where: Ford Theatre, 1100 East Lerdo Hwy. Shafter, CA 93263

Price: Adults $20 / Students $10


Bethany Rowlee

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Bethany has been active in the arts community from a young age. From her early childhood all the way to high school, she trained at Civic Dance Center and danced various roles in their annual production of The Nutcracker. Athletics dominated most of her adolescent years, including her starting position on Liberty High School’s division II state championship volleyball team in 2002. After high school, she left for Washington state to attend Seattle Pacific University and graduated with a BA in Theatre Performance in 2008.

Locally, Bethany continues to act in productions at Stars Theatre Restaurant as well as write, choreograph and direct their “Great Songs” series along with various special engagements. She has also been a performer and choreographer for their “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser since its inaugural year. Selected theatre credits at BMT/Stars include Velma in Chicago, Penny in Hairspray, Nancy in Oliver!, Sandy in Grease, The French Taunter (et al.) in Spamalot, The Blue Girl in SHOUT!, and most recently, Janet Van De Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Bethany is also a member of the praise team at Laurelglen Bible Church and a self-taught guitar player, as well as a mosaic artist. Several of Bethany’s mosaic art pieces have been featured in group shows at The Empty Space and The Bakersfield Museum of Art—including their popular “Winescapes” fundraising event. Bethany continues to create and sell mosaic works in her free time (whatever that is).