Barber brings acting talents home with new theatre school

Published 3:02 pm Friday, October 19, 2018

One of Bainbridge’s own, Misty Barber Tice, has come back home to Bainbridge with her two-month-old son, Grayson, after having a successful theatrical career of seven years in Atlanta. Misty is the daughter of Carl and Billie Barber, and the granddaughter of the late Guy and Flora Barber.

She wanted to move back to be near her family, and plans to share her talents and experiences with the youth of Bainbridge and Decatur County through a new year-round school of everything theatric—music, dance and acting.

A graduate of Young Harris College, she obtained a BFA with a concentration on musical theatre, and her seven years of experience performing professionally in the Atlanta area has given her much to share.

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She has been very involved in the Atlanta Theatre Community, Stone Mountain entertainment, a member of U.S. Beat premier band, and children’s theatre programs. She has been recognized and nominated for various performances through the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards organization, twice winning Best Choreography for her work on Addams Family the Musical with OnStage Atlanta Theatre and then URINETOWN the Musical, with ACT 3 Productions.

Her involvement with Stone Park entertainment for the past five years resulted in her being their Snow Angel in the Christmas show last year.

Misty says that as a youth here, she did not have the opportunity to study theatre in school.  She did, however, participate in the Bainbridge Little Theatre Summer Class Act performances.

It is now her goal to offer more year-round theatric opportunities for the youth of the area.

She has partnered with Kacee Franklin at Lucretia Dance Studio to use their facility and will be teaching musical theatre classes with performances every three months or so in a year round program. “I’m very excited and so is Kacee. I think it will be a great little partnership to bring more opportunities to our youth.” She has spoken with her cousin, Stephanie Mills, who is helping with theatre programing at Grace Academy, about helping out there as well. She also wants to sit down with Leigh Powell at BHS, and members of the BLT board to explore other avenues where she can help.

She exhibits a great deal of energy and enthusiasm for all aspects of theatre and says she is playing around with a couple of other ideas. One of those is to have a traveling theatre troupe to do small dinner theatre productions with cooperating restaurants.