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 this show cannot be checked out.  However, you may come by the theatre and read a script “in house,” or have the script emailed to you.  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 renee@sgtheatre.com and directors will be available to answer any and all questions at the auditions.


Auditions for “BEN HUR” set for Tuesday, July 26th

Auditions for “BEN HUR” will be held Tuesday, July 26th, at 7:00 pm, according to Denise Schriver, the show’s director..

Audition packets and scripts will be available two weeks before auditions during regular Box Office hours (noon – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday).    Scripts for this show cannot be checked out.  However, you may come by the theatre and read a script “in house,” or have the script emailed to you.

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

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 will explain all information needed before the readings begin.

Performance information

 “BEN HUR” will open on September 15th and run through October 22nd.  Performance times will be at 7:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 2:30 pm on Saturdays.  Our Sunday Matinee will be October 2nd at 2:30 pm.

List of Characters 

JUDAH……………………………………………………………. BEN-HUR

TIRZAH…………………………………………………………….. his sister

MIRIAM………………………………………………………….. his mother

AMRAH…………………………………………………. nurse of the Hurs

MESSALA………………………………………………………….. a Roman

CAPTAIN…………………………………………… of the Roman guard

This role will also play Joseph (extra) and Festus (chief of the rowers)

SIMONIDES……………………. former chief steward for the Hurs

ESTHER……………………………………………………….. his daughter

IRAS……………………………………………………………… an Egyptian

BALTHAZAR…………………………………………………… her father

SHEIK ILDERIM, (played by Kevin Schriver) an Arab chieftain

QUINTUS ARRIUS………………………………….. a Roman tribune

     This role will also play a Soldier

DRUSILLA……………………………………………… a Roman matron

This role will also play Martha of Bethany

MAID……………………………………………………………… a slave girl

    This role will also play Mary of Bethany

THORD…………………………………………………………….. gladiator

    This role will also play Melchoir (extra) and a Norsman

IRMIN………………………………………………………………. gladiator

    This role will also play Gaspar and a Soldier (extras)

RUTH……………………………………………………………….. a servant

    This role will also play Mary the Mother of Jesus

Audition Packet

 Audition Packets will be available two weeks before auditions (July 12), and will include the following –

  • “Audition Application” and “Personal Profile” forms
  • “Stained Glass Theatre Code of Ethics”
  • “Theatrical Code of Ethics”
  • “Rehearsal & Performance Schedule” — please check this carefully so you can note conflicts on your application.
  • “Photo, Video and Sound Recording Release and Consent” form.  Complete and turn in at auditions.  Applicants under 18 must have this form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • “Waiver and Release from Liability” form.  Complete and turn in at auditions.  Applicants under 18 must have this form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

If you would like to have an audition packet emailed to you two weeks before auditions, please email renee@sgtheatre.com

Again, thank you for your interest in this production at Stained Glass Theatre, and we look forward to seeing you at auditions!  If you have any questions regarding this production or auditions, feel free to contact Renee Marchand at:

Email Renee@sgtheatre.com