Stained Glass Theatre

Stained Glass Theatre


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.

Scripts for each production may be checked out during box office hours (noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday) up to two weeks before the audition date. There is a $5 deposit fee that will be refunded if the script is returned by the night of auditions. If you decide not to audition, please return the script before the audition date. 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.


Cast List Announced for “Vanity & Valor”

The cast has been chosen for “Vanity & Valor,” according to director Chris McNeal and assistant director Ginger Zaagsma.

Anthony—Jake Epler

Benjamin—J.R. Taylor

Captain—Josh Breedlove

David—Isaac Shaw

Hannah—Anna Zink

Jared—Jacob Fuchs

Joseph—A.J. McNeal

Narrator—Tracy Olivea

Rothbart—Lance Ogden

Rothbart (Understudy) —James McNeal

Sarah—Lauren Rhodes

Sergeant—Jesse Ogden

Sir Barlow—Jim Meadows

Sir Bruce—Mark Acker

Sir Bruce (understudy) —Kris Hulsey

Handmaiden Grace—Abby Meadows

The directors of “Vanity & Valor” and the management of Stained Glass Theatre wish to thank all who auditioned. We appreciate the fine work of all who participated.

Show Synopsis

Join us in the Kingdom of Davenberg, where love and faith are tested. Forced to marry against her wishes, will TRUTH prevail for the princess?

Performance Information

Vanity & Valor will open September 17 and play through October 17. Performances will be on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. In addition, there will be one Sunday matinee on October 4 at 2:30 p.m. To make reservations, call the Box Office at 417-581-9192 on Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. For additional information, click on the Ticket Information tab above.


Auditions for “From the Harvest Fields” Scheduled for September 21

Open auditions for the “From the Harvest Fields,” a new play by Ron Boutwell, will be held Monday, September 21, at 7 p.m. Scripts and audition packets will be available beginning Tuesday, September 8, during regular Box Office hours (noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday). There will be a $5 deposit for the scripts, refundable if the script is returned by the time of audition.

Cast of Characters

Those auditioning for Ruth and Boaz will have solos in the show, so they need to prepare a two-minute solo vocal piece. The selection should be a hymn. For accompaniment you will have the following options:

  • A keyboard accompanist will be available.
  • You may bring your own accompanist, or you can accompany yourself.
  • Bring an accompaniment CD labeled with your name and track number.
  • You may have your accompaniment track on your phone or other device. If you device is equipped to handle headphones, we will have a 1/8” headphone jack available so you can plug into our sound system.

In addition, extras who will play Harvesters, Reapers, or Gleaners need to be prepared to sing “Joy to the World.” They will sing as a group, not as solos.

HISTORIAN (Sequel role, already cast)

BOAZ (Age 56 & 66)

ELIMELECH (Kinsman of Boaz, age 69)

RUTH (Daughter-in-law of Naomi, age 20)

NAOMI (Wife of Elimelech, age 75)

ORPAH (Daughter-in-law of Naomi, age 18)

MIRIAM (Matchmaker and cousin of Naomi, age 68)

HANNAH (Childhood friend of Naomi, age 50)

NATHAN (Foreman of Boaz, age 30-40)

AARON (Close relative of Naomi, age 45)

OBED (Son of Boaz, age 55)

OLD BOAZ (Age 111)

OLD RUTH (Age 75)

REUBEN (Son of Obed, age 40)

SAMUEL (High Priest and Prophet, age 80)

JESSE (Son of Obed, age 90)

DAVID (Son of Jesse, age 16)

EXTRAS (Several Men, Women, and Children of various ages playing various roles.)

Show Synopsis

Follow the love story of Ruth and Boaz, and learn the role this righteous couple played in the birth of Christ.

Performance Information

“From the Harvest Fields” will open November 5 and run through December 19. Performance times will be at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. There will also be a Sunday matinee on November 22 at 2:30 p.m.