Auditions for Silent Sky will be held in the Historic Capitol Theater.

Auditions will be February 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm at the Capitol Theater in Waterloo… home of MASC.

There are 4 roles for women ages 25 to 60 and one male role aged 20-35. Ideally one younger woman will play the piano and sing the hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth” though the singing or playing is not absolutely necessary. 

Cold reading from the script will be used and if you are so inclined, you can demonstrate your piano playing and singing ability. The music, though a key element in the show, is not that challenging for the cast. This is not a musical.

Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm each night for Tech week March 26 through 30th.

Performances are March 31,April 1,2, 7, 8, 9. We want to schedule a matinee performance on Thursday March 30 or April 6 as well. So check your schedules before auditions.

Perusal scripts are available from and questions can be directed to Director John Campbell 314 574 8947.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson is warm, funny, inspirational and true story of a woman, Henrietta Leavitt, who through her passion and perseverance revolutionized the science of astronomy by devising a method of measuring the distance of stars and galaxies in the universe. And she did it without ever looking through a telescope.

Set in the early 1900’s when women were relegated to clerical duties in the sciences, the story is one that will be an inspiration to all young women and men assuring that passion in what they do and steadfastness in their pursuits will overcome most obstacles in their life’s journey and accomplishments.

It is funny, heartwarming and a beacon of light that illuminates our place in the universe. It blends scientific thought and religious faith to create an eloquent assurance, that we are here on this earth playing an important role in the mystery that is the heavens. “ We are afar but not apart”.

This show is suitable for all ages, teens through adults. MASC is pursuing the opportunity to offer this to students with lesson plans and promoting to our local schools and home school students with a possible matinee performance. The show is not only historically accurate but also allows a great model for science and discovery for our young people. The technical challenges will allow us to make full use of our enhanced lighting and sound systems. Come join us as we celebrate Henrietta’s remarkable journey and accomplishment.

Silent Sky
Monroe Actors Stage Company – Capitol Theater
John Campbell – Director