AUDITIONS FOR THE YOUNG ACTORS PROGRAM OF GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS
TBR Young Actors Program

 

*This production is open to young actors between the ages of 8-18.*

 

Directors: Jack Lampert and Lily McGill

Music Director: Beth Bordelon

Choreographer: Julian Guillory

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Luck Be a Lady Tonight. Frank Loesser’s classic musical about sinners and saints follows Nathan Detroit as he sets up the biggest craps game in town under the eye of the law and straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. In order to get Sarah out of the way, Nathan ropes notorious gambler, Sky Masterson, into a seemingly unwinnable bet that may turn Sarah’s world upside down.

 

Vocal Auditions are Saturday, October 19th, beginning at 2pm.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please prepare 16-32 measures of a song in the style of but not from the show.  No acapella auditions – you must bring your sheet music bound (book, binder, folder – just no loose pages, please)

 

Dance Call will be Sunday, October 20th at 3pm.

Callbacks (if needed) will be Sunday October 20th at 5:30pm.

 

If cast, there is a $175 registration fee.

 

REHEARSAL COMMITMENT:

Guys & Dolls will rehearse Monday – Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings, beginning November 11th.  There will be a break in rehearsal over Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Specific dates of this break are still TBD, but we understand the need for family time and travel.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 30 – Feb 2, 2020 on TBR’s Main Stage.

 

CAST NEEDS:

 

Nathan Detroit (Lead) A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the bigtime. He loves Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. A broke schemer with unwitting ways. Baritone

 

Miss Adelaide. (Lead) Nathan's fiancé and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub. She loves Nathan more than anything in the world and desperately wants to get married. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn. Alto

 

Sky Masterson. (Lead) A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and a wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest of women. Suave, smart, handsome. Baritone

 

Sarah Brown (Lead) A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Mission. She fully believes in her worthy cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with Sky along the way. She is prudish and uptight, but eventually lets her guard down. Soprano

 

Nicely-Nicely Johnson. (Featured) Just like his name suggests, he is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincere and genuine. Nathan's loyal friend. Tenor

 

Benny Southstreet (Featured) Nathan's right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick, always moving and shaking, but with what he thinks are Nathan's best interest at heart. Baritone

 

Arvide Abernathy (Featured) The bass drum and cymbal player in the Mission band, Sarah's loving grandparent.. Wise and sweet, wants nothing but the best for her. May be played by a female. Baritone or Alto

 

Harry The Horse (Featured) A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as his bottom line. Brings Big Jule into Nathan's craps game and backs his cheating, but is also a man of his word in the gambling community. Baritone

 

Lt. Brannigan (Featured) A New York police officer who is on to Nathan's illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character. Non singing

 

Big Jule (Featured) A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit of an oaf. Non-Singing/Spoken

 

General Cartwright. (Featured) Bossy and in charge of the Salvation Army. Mezzo

 

Ensemble: We are looking for a strong singing/dancing ensemble to play the roles of: Mission Band (Agatha, Calvin, Martha), Crap Shooters (Liver Lips Louie, Angie The Ox, Rusty Charlie), Hot Box Girls, Waiters, Cuban Dancers.

 

Auditions are by appointment only. Please call 225-924-6496 to sign up today.

 

 

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