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

 

Audition To Be Held for “Vanity & Valor”

The audition for Vanity & Valor will be held Monday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m., according to the show’s director, Chris McNeal.

Scripts and audition packets are available July 21. You may check out a script for a $5 deposit, which will be returned if the script is returned by the time of auditions. You can pick them up at the theatre during box office hours (noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday).

Show Synopsis

Vanity & Valor is set in 1302 in Davenberg, a fictional kingdom on the western coast of mainland Europe. Princess Sarah Daven’s life is thrown into chaos when her father, the king of Davenberg, decides to marry her off against her will. Her friends and family scramble to console her and seek a solution. As they investigate, more appears to be at stake than the Princess’ hand. Through trials and tribulations, Sarah and her consorts learn the true nature of faith and trusting in God’s plan.

Characters (ages are approximate)

Princess Sarah Daven (age 18)

Squire/Sir David Karcelow (age 18)

Princess Hannah Daven (age 15)

Crown Prince Anthony Daven (age 21)

King Rothbart Daven (age 45)

Sir Barlow Reginald (age 40)

Friar Benjamin Dorvar (age 30)

Page Joseph Loch (age 15)

Handmaiden Grace (age 14)

Sir Bruce of Terence (age 22)

Narrator Hannah (age 60)

Guard Captain (age 25+)

Guard Sergeant (age 25+)

Note: The role of Assassin Jaredi Dorvar is being reprised by Jacob Fuchs.

Auditions are “cold reads,” meaning those who audition will read selected scenes from the script in small groups on stage. Auditions are held in a friendly atmosphere and directors explain all information needed before the readings begin.

All auditions are open to the public. We would love to have you join our SGT family!

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.

Audition Packet

Your Audition Packet includes—

  • This cover letter, which includes information about the audition, characters and directors.
  • A “Note from the Director.”
  • “Stained Glass Theatre Code of Ethics” and “Theatrical Code of Ethics”
  • “Rehearsal & Performance Schedule”: Check carefully so you can note conflicts on your application.
  • “Audition Application” and “Personal Profile” forms:
    • You can print out these pages and bring them to the audition.
      OR
    • You can complete the online version of the pages.
  • “Photo, Video and Sound Recording Release and Consent Form.” Complete and turn in at auditions.
  • “Waiver and Release from Liability.” Complete and turn in at auditions.

Scripts and audition packets will be available beginning Tuesday, July 21, during regular Box Office hours (Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.). A $5 deposit is required, which will be refunded if the script is returned by the time of auditions. If you would like to receive a preview script via e-mail, send Tom an e-mail at executive@sgtheatre.com.

Again, thank you for your interest in this production at Stained Glass Theatre. We look forward to seeing you at audition. If you have questions regarding the production or auditions, feel free to contact Chris McNeal (see contact information below).

Chris McNeal               417-343-7831              mcneal.chris@gmail.com

 

Cast List Announced for “Songs in the Night”

The cast has been selected for Songs in the Night, according to the show’s director and playwright, Joseph Ransom. The show is based on the life of Fanny Crosby, the world-renowned writer of thousands of hymns.

Characters

OLD GROVES – Rick Copeland

ALETHA – Abigail Olivea

FATHER – Ken Braker

HESTER – Wendy Kerns & Michelle Rifenburg

FANNY – Aleah Ziegelbauer

GROVES – Spencer Olivea

MR. COOPER – Philip Workman

VAN ALSTYNE – Mike Richardson

NURSE ROGERS – Reagan Braker (Jamie Olivea, understudy)

MR. CAMP – Gary Kyle

BRADBURY – Roger Olivea (Tom Young, understudy)

PHILLIPS – Greg Peinter

REV. CAREY- Jerry O’Neal

MRS. CAREY – Judy Burkitt

JOHNSON – Sammi Smith

DOANE – Katie Blackburn

TASKER – Roger Olivea (Joseph Ransom, understudy)

DILLON - TBD

OLD DILLON – Tom Young

SISTER JACOBS – Deanna Caringer

MRS. RIOS – Jamie Olivea

OLD FANNY – Ruth Swearengin

CHILDREN’S CHORUS - Riley Braker, Isaac Olivea, Nathan Olivea, Ellyssa Polley, Evan Polley, Janaya Polley & TBA

SECRETARIES – Riley Braker, Rhonda Braker (Ginny Severs u/s), Michelle Rifenburg & Wendy Kerns (Kaye Ransom u/s)

PRAYER MTG ATTENDEES – Various cast members

Performance Information

Songs in the Night will open July 23 and play through August 29. 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 August 9 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.

 

 

Cast List Announced for “The Forerunner”

 

The cast has been chosen for “The Forerunner,” according to director and playwright Ron Boutwell.

Characters

HISTORIAN—Dena Boutwell
JOHN THE BAPTIST—Greg Peintner
GUARD—Brad McCammon
ZACHARIAS—Dick Marchand
ELI—Mike Richardson
ELIZABETH—Reneé Marchand
RUTH—Ginny Severs
NAOMI—(double cast) Tracy Ferguson and Pat Burnett
GABRIEL—Rick Copeland
MARY—TBA
JESUS (age 10)—TBA
JOHN (age 11)—TBA
JESUS (age 14)—TBA
JOHN (age 15 to 16)Jacob McCammon

 

Performance Information

The Forerunner will open June 4 and play through July 4. 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 June 21 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.

 

Cast List Announced for “Not Many Noble”

The cast has been chosen for “Not Many Noble,” according to director Chris McNeal and co-director/playwright Joseph Ransom.

Student: Clayton Potter
Mother: Deanna Caringer
George Moody: Nathan Olivea
Young D.L. Moody: Spencer Olivea
Betsy Moody: Wendy Kerns
Samuel Holton: Tom Young
Mrs. Kellogg: Aleah Ziegelbauer
Shoe Customer: Michelle Rifenburg
Shoe Customer, understudy: Ginger Zaagsma
Johnson: A.J. McNeal
Manders: Clayton Potter
Mrs. Smythton: Ginger Zaagsma
Mrs. Smythton, understudy: Michelle Rifenburg
Mr. Kimball: Jeff Rule
Deacon 1 (Dr. Kirk): J.R. Taylor
Deacon 2 (Vanderspoon): James McNeal
Deacon 3 (Mr. Kimball): Jeff Rule
Dr. Kirk: J.R. Taylor
Mr. Wiswall: Philip Workman
Mrs. Rev. Murphy: Dena Boutwell
Boy #1: Nathan Olivea
Boy #2: Hunter McNeal
Boy #3: Isaac Olivea
Girl #1: Abigail Olivea
Storyteller: Jake Epler
Emma Revell: Naomi Olivea
Mr. Hibbert: J. R. Taylor
War Crier: A.J. McNeal
YMCA Man #1&4: Philip Workman
YMCA Man #2: James McNeal
YMCA Man #3: Jeff Rule
Adult D.L. Moody: Roger Olivea
Messenger Boy: Hunter McNeal
George Mueller: Jerry O’Neal
Adult Emma Revell-Moody: Deanna Caringer
Jeremiah: A.J. McNeal
Humble Man: Clayton Potter
Ira Sankey: James McNeal
Englishman #1: Philip Workman
Englishman #2: Jeff Rule
Englishman #3: Clayton Potter
Emeline Dryer: Katie Blackburn
Mrs. Marshall: Wendy Kerns
Mr. Allen: J.R. Taylor
Mr. Camp: Jerry O’Neal
Gap Man: Spencer Olivea
Shoe Store Extras: Katie Blackburn, Deanna Caringer, Hunter McNeal, Isaac Olivea
Hotel Extras: Dena Boutwell, Abigail Olivea, Naomi Olivea, Aleah Zigelbauer

The directors of “Not Many Noble” and the management of Stained Glass Theatre wish to thank all who auditioned. We appreciate the fine work of all who participated.

 

Performance Information

Not Many Noble will open April 16 and play through May 16. 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 May 3 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.

Show Synopsis

D.L. Moody had no formal education or religious training. He was mocked for his inability to speak proper English. His only work experience was as a shoe salesman. Yet he dared to accept the challenge to see what God could do through one man totally committed to Him. Through that challenge, this unlikely hero became the most famous American preacher of his time, and the Moody Bible Institute was born.