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.

Auditions for “Songs in the Night” To Be Held June 8

Auditions for the historical drama Songs in the Night will be held June 8 at 7 p.m., 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 (Age 70)

ALETHA (Age 10-12)

FATHER or GRANDPARENT (Age 30s – 60s)

HESTER (Age 30s or older. No age limit.)

FANNY (Age late 30s-40s)

GROVES (Age 20)

MR. COOPER (middle aged)

VAN ALSTYNE (Age late 20s-30s)

NURSE ROGERS (middle aged)

MR. CAMP (middle aged)

BRADBURY (middle aged)

REV. CAREY (middle aged)

MRS. CAREY (middle aged)

MARKUS JOHNSON (middle aged)

PHILLIPS (middle aged)

DOANE (middle aged)

TASKER (middle aged)

DILLON (Age 18)

OLD DILLON (Age 68)

PASTOR (middle aged)

BROTHER JACOBS (middle aged)

MRS. RIOS (Age 20s-30s)

OLD FANNY (Age late 80s)

CHILDREN’S CHORUS (7 – 8 Children, ages 7 – 14)

Those auditioning for Van Alstyne will need to be prepared to sing “I Am Thine, O Lord.” Brother Jacobs will need to be prepared to sing a hymn of his choice. Fanny Crosby will be required to sing a medley of two songs: “Blessed Assurance” and “To God Be the Glory.” The script will indicate how the songs are divided up in the medley.

Scripts and Audition packets are available May 26 before each audition date. There is a $5 deposit to check out a script which will be returned when the script is returned. You can pick them up at the theatre during box office hours or contact us at volunteers@sgtheatre.com

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

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.