AUDITIONS FOR THE YOUNG ACTORS PROGRAM OF GUYS AND DOLLS
*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
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.
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)
Callbacks (if needed) will be Sunday October 20th at 5:30pm.
If cast, there is a $175 registration fee.
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.
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.