Auditions for actors, singers and dancers for the exciting 30th year anniversary of The Promise in Glen Rose are right around the corner.

Director Chuck King said this year’s event — The Promise: Son of David — will be told through a new character, Rueben. The show will have new songs and scenes, “with a distinctive influence of Jewish life at the time of Christ” added to “immerse the audience in the culture of ancient Israel.”

The new season for The Promise will begin this fall, taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings Aug. 24 through Nov. 3 at the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose, featuring a cast and crew of more than 200 people.

First auditions will be at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury on Saturday, April 28 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday, April 29 (4-6 p.m.). There will also be a second round of auditions at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington on Saturday, May 5 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday, May 6 (4-6 p.m.). Call backs will be at the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

A key new role this year will include Rueben, “a gregarious, sincere, devoted and lovable character who is present with his father when the angels appear over Bethlehem announcing the birth of the Messiah. Later in life, Rueben recalls the story to his own family and relates the ancient prophecies about the coming Son of David.

Other new roles will include Rueben’s wife, plus many others. Auditions are now open for boys ages 6-15 for the roles of Caleb and Ephram, and girls ages 14-18 for a character named Michal. Singing is required.

Several of the disciple roles have speaking/singing roles this year.

The many traditional Promise speaking/singing roles to be cast include: Jesus, the prophets, the pharisees, Satan, John the Baptist, Caiaphas the high priest, Peter, Pilate, Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany, Mary the mother of Jesus, young Joseph and Mary, and young Yeshua (Jesus), among others.