2011 Season of Family

The U-u-ugly Duckling
by R. Eugene Jackson
Directed by Misty Matthews
January 06-January 22

Produced by special arrangement with Big Dog Publishing of Tallevast, Florida

Inspired by the 1844 Hans Christian Andersen tale, Mama Duck is thrilled when her ducklings finally hatch. However, when the last and largest egg hatches, Mama Duck is puzzled when Summer emerges. Summer is much larger and doesn't look anything like the other ducklings. Upon further inspection, Old Duck concludes the eggs must have gotten mixed up and that Summer is most definitely something other than a duck because she is so ugly. Confused, Summer ventures out on her own to discover what type of animal she is and where she belongs.

The Praying Man - [Cast List]
by Ron Boutwell
Directed by Cherly Belt
February 10-February 26

Produced by special arrangement with Stained Glass Publishing of Ozark, Missouri

Fifty years ago in Belle Plains, Texas, a young boy committed an unspeakable act of evil. The town urchin was blamed and driven from Belle Plains. He vowed to take his revenge. Today, the town is still haunted by its "night of shame," but few are willing to even speak of the event. Rumor has it that a wealthy stranger has come to town buying up property. Could he be the one they've feared would come? Into this situation, God sends Tanner, a young man of prayer, calling him into a spiritual life-and-death struggle.

Little Women - [Cast List]
by Marisha Chamberlain based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Bernie Houchens
March 17-March 31

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


We have one remaining show on:

March 31@ 7:30 PM

This stage adaptation based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott is a warm tale of love, family, and individuality. Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters-tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy-struggle to keep their family going while Father is away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown - [Cast List]
by Clark Gesner based on the comic strip
Directed by Amy McFarland
April 28-May 14

Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Wittmark Music Library, Inc.

Join the Peanuts gang in this fast paced, lighthearted musical, guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! From wild optimism to utter despair, Charlie Brown and his friends take you from a bright uncertain morning to a hopeful starlit evening. Fun, laughter and sincerity build the mood as musical numbers such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game and Suppertime portray events that take place in the life of Charlie Brown.

Comedy Night with Kent Rader

June 11-June 11

Kent Rader is known as the "World's Cleanest" comedian and speaker helping people learn and experience how laughter matters in reducing stress. Kent graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a B.S. in Accounting. He survived five years in public accounting and twelve years as C.F.O. and C.E.O. of hospitals before becoming a professional speaker in 1997. Kent's stress reduction book titled, "Let It Go, Just Let It Go," is available on Amazon.com and he is the winner of the 2007 Branson Comedy Festival. Please visit Ken's web site at www.kentraderspeaks.com for more information and to view his latest demo video.

Wonderful Mess - [Cast List]
by Angie Waller
Directed by Gail Clements
June 09-June 25

Written by a local playwright, this comedy/drama follows Elly, who encounters a crisis within her marriage that may crumble the perfect world she has tried to create. With a best friend's help down memory lane, Elly can't help but see how God has directed every step of her life and will faithfully bring her through her current mess.

Heidi - [Cast List]
by Dan Neidermyer
Directed by Cheryl Belt
July 28-August 13

Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Adapted from Johanna Spyri's classic story from Switzerland, this is the story of a young orphan sent to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Heidi learns how to live happily in the romantic alpine pasture and finds new friends in high places. However, Heidi almost loses her liberty as she is ripped away from the tranquility of the mountains to tend to Clara, a sick child in the city. Heidi gets into all kinds of mischief in the city and eventually returns to mountain life with Clara. Heidi's tale of strength and survival will delight and inspire audiences of all ages.

Godspell - [Cast List]
Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
Directed by Amy McFarland with music direction by Mark Meyers and Jill Walker
September 23-September 24

Stained Glass Theatre is partnering with Concord Baptist Church on this production to benefit mid-west disaster relief.

Performances will be held at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 23 @ 7:00 and Saturday, September 24 @ 2:30 and 7:00.

Reservations may be made at Concord Baptist Church's website. Tickets for this production will be $10.00.

Godspell is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Based on the Gospel of Matthew, "Godspell" tells the sentimental story of Jesus and his disciples through a series of charming, comedic sketches set to music along with dramatized versions of several well-known parables. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time and boasts a string of well-loved songs including, "Day By Day" and "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord".

Family Camp - [Cast List]
by Dave Avanzino & Craig Wilson
Directed by Jane Perry
October 20-November 05

Produced by special arrangement with Lillenas Publishing Company of K.C., Missouri

Set in the 1940's, this play transports the audience back to an old-school Christian campground where families have gone for generations. On the last night of camp, it is revealed that the Dinsdales, long-time owners of Camp Awannahikealotta, have to sell the camp due to financial troubles. The buyer, Mr. Abbott, has big plans to modernize everything by doing away with all outdoor camp activities, that is until the camp hosts a talent show where everyone has the chance to share why they love camp so much. Will Mr. Abbott be convinced to preserve the natural charm of Camp Awannahikealotta for years to come?

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - [Cast List]
by Barbara Robinson
Directed by Terry Moore
December 01-December 17

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. of New York, NY

In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids-- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem-- and the fun-- when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Please note that we have added an extra performance on Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30 PM.