Stained Glass Theatre

Stained Glass Theatre

Auditions

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 $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 executive@sgtheatre.com and directors will be available to answer any and all questions at the auditions.

 

Auditions for SGT’s Christmas Production “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 executive@sgtheatre.com 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.

 

Cast List Announced for “The Hiding Place”

The cast for “The Hiding Place,” written by John & Elizabeth Sherrill and adapted for stage by Ron Boutwell, has been selected, according to Sharon Smith, the show’s director.

Cast of Characters

Kik Ten Boom—Kris Hulsey

Corrie Ten Boom—Reneé Marchand

SS Man/Lt. Rahms— Rick Copeland

Nollie Van Woerden—Michelle Rifenburg

Peter Van Woerden—Patrick Jenkins

Casper Ten Boom—Dick Marchand

Herr Gutlieber/Notary— Joseph Ransom

Betsie Ten Boom—Edda Prater

Willem Ten Boom— Steven Brown

Herman Sluring (Pickwick)— JR Taylor

Meyer Mossel  (Eusie)—Jeffrey Rule

Jop Poley—Jesse Ogden

Henk Wessel—Josh Breedlove

Leendert Kip—Michael Phillips

Meta Monsanto—Amy Peintner

Thea Dacosta—Martha Howard

Mary Itallie—Ruth Swearingin

Katrien—Stephanie Thompson
(Katya Wittmer, Understudy)

German Soldier 1—Nathaniel Polley

German Soldier 2—Gary Kyle

German Officer—Lance Ogden
(Tom Young, Understudy)

Prison Clerk—Megan Butler

Prison Matron—Ginger Zagsma

Mien—Darla Fieker

Woman Prisoner 1—Katya Wittmer

Woman Prisoner 2—Lydia Fieker

Woman Prisoner 3—Amy Peintner

Woman Prisoner 4—Chris McNeal

Woman Prisoner 5—Harmony Linton

Woman Prisoner—Bre Linton

Woman Prisoner—Darla Fieker

Woman Prisoner—Stephanie Thompson

Woman Prisoner—Brandi Cotter

Woman Prisoner—Aleah Ziegelbauer

Mrs. de Haan—Wendy Kerns

Show Synopsis

After Nazi forces invade Holland, one heroic family—Casper ten Boom and his daughters Corrie and Betsie—risk everything they have, including their lives, to shelter Jews from almost-certain death. They lived above their century-old clock shop in Amsterdam and hid their “forbidden guests” in a tiny secret space located behind a wardrobe in Corrie’s room. Eventually, their home was raided, and they were arrested and sent to concentration camps; but those they sheltered were not discovered in their hiding place. The Ten Booms’ amazing true story of heroism, hope, faith, and love has inspired millions the world over—and it will surely inspire you.

Directors

Sharon Smith—Phone: 417-350-3077; e-mail: sksmith@centurytel.net
Debbie McClurg—Phone: 417-343-8714; e-mail: msmdavao@yahoo.com
Dick Marchand—Phone: 417-839-7136; e-mail: rhmarchand425@gmail.com

Performance Information

The Hiding Place will open September 11 and play through October 25. 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 September 28 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.