Stained Glass Theatre

Stained Glass Theatre

Upcoming Show:

Toys of War

by Joseph Ransom; music by Rob Epler

Performing November 13 through December 20, 2014
Tickets on sale July 15

A musical, true story of how a toy maker became a nation’s hero in his war to save Christmas.

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Performance Dates

SGT show times through August 30, 2014: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes before curtain.

SGT show times beginning September 11, 2014: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. In addition there will be a Sunday matinee on the third week of each production that begins at 2:30 p.m. Doors open 45 minutes before curtain.

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Auditions for “Toys of War” To Be Held September 15

Open auditions for the Stained Glass Theatre Christmas musical “Toys of War,” by Joseph Ransom, will be held Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m. Scripts and audition packets will be available beginning September 2, during regular Box Office hours (noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday). There will be a $6 deposit for the scripts, refundable if the script is returned by the time of audition.

“Toys of War” is a musical, so all those auditioning will need to prepare a two-minute solo vocal piece. Please bring an accompanist or an accompaniment CD labeled with your name and track number. In addition, be prepared to demonstrate your ability to sing harmony.

Cast of Characters

Mary Gilbert — early 30s
A.C. (Gilly) Gilbert — early 30s
F.W. (Frank) Gilbert — 20s
Dad (Father of A.C. and F.W.) — 50s to 60s
Ben (store manager) — any adult age
Lucinda Ransom Gilbert — adult
James Jr. (Lucinda’s young child) — child
Jonas (Lucinda’s husband) — adult
Council of National Defense — 40s to 60s

— Newton Baker
— Josephus Daniels
— Franklin Lane
— William Redfield
— F. Roosevelt — mid 30s

Thomas (toy factory manager) — Any adult age
Various men and women factory workers and children, any age

Show Synopsis

A musical, true story of A.C. Gilbert, a toy maker who became a national hero in his battle to save Christmas.

General Audition Information

Auditions are “open auditions,” meaning that all are welcome to try out for any of our productions and all are welcome to come and watch any of our auditions.

Auditions are typically “cold reads,” meaning those auditioning will go onstage and read excerpts from the script of the show they are auditioning for. In most cases scenes require multiple people reading, so it is rare that anyone is onstage alone during the audition process. Auditions are held in a friendly atmosphere and directors explain all information needed before the readings begin.

Audition packets (including script, application, code of ethics, media release and rehearsal schedule) will be available beginning Monday, September 2, during box office hours (Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.) There is a $6 deposit fee that will be refunded if the script is returned by the night of auditions. If you decide not to audition bring the script back before the audition date, please. Audition applications and rehearsal schedules will also be available to pick up at the box office. We ask that you take the time to go over the rehearsal schedule and mark any and all conflicts on your application.

If you have any questions concerning auditions you can contact us at and directors will be available to answer any and all questions at the auditions.

Performance Information

Toys of War will open November and play through December 20. Performances will be on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. In addition, there will be one Sunday matinee on November 30 at 2:30 p.m. To make reservations, call the Box Office at 417-581-9192 on Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. or click on the Ticket Information tab above.