Windy Goes Downtown on Georgie Girl

As much as we love the prevailing American Idol singing style, whereby performers attempt to hit eight or 10 notes where only one is needed — and we really do love it, especially when the singer points to each note as it’s sung — there was an era, fondly remembered by parents and grandparents, in which pop singers weren’t so obnoxious. Obviously, that era was the 1960s, during which psychedelia, freedom and hi-fi stereos reigned supreme. The Barn Players celebrate the decade with SHOUT!, a loose musical comedy that justifies awesome arrangements
of such hits as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and others. Catch tonight’s performance at 7:30 at the Barn Players Theatre (6219 Mart­way, Mission, 913-432-9100). Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors, $7 for students with ID). For more information, see thebarnplayers.org.

Fri., April 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 1, 2 p.m.; Fri., May 6, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 7, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 8, 2 p.m.; Fri., May 13, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 15, 2 p.m., 2011