Guys and Dolls Audition Notice
 

Audition Information

  • Where:
    • Citizen's Forum, Victoria Hall
  • When:
    • Sunday October 15th - 2-5pm
    • Wednesday October 18th- 7-9pm

Email theatre@vostheatre.com to book your audition time.

Please prepare a musical theatre piece that best showcases your voice. A Piano Accompanist is available for the audition. Please bring two copies of your music. You may also use a back track on a device. A CD player is not available. A portable speaker and auxiliary cable will be available for your device.

We are looking for performers aged 16 and up.

Please download, complete the form and bring it with you to your audition. Please attach a current photo to your audition form.

Character Information

Nicely-Nicely Johnson
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 and lackey.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Benny Southstreet
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.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Sarah Brown
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 go.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Arvide Abernathy
The bass drum and cymbal player in the Mission band, he is Sarah's loving grandfather. Wise and sweet, he wants nothing but the best for her.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Harry The Horse
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.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Lt. Brannigan
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.
Gender: male

Nathan Detroit
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.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Miss Adelaide
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.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Sky Masterson
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.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Big Jule
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.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Ensemble
Sightseers, Mission Band (Agatha, Calvin, Martha), Crap Shooters (Liver Lips Louie, Angie The Ox, Rusty Charlie), Hot Box Girls, Waiters, Cuban Dancers

Performance Information

Performance Dates
April 2018

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8:00pm
April 21, 22, 28 at 2:00pm

All performances at Victoria Hall, Cobourg.

Tickets

- $27.00
- $24.50 for groups of 10 or more
- Plus ticket service fee.

Synopsis

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows

Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile his girlfriend and nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing straight laced missionary, Sarah Brown as a result. Guys & Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba and even into the sewers of New York City but eventually everyone ends up where they belong. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score makes Guys & Dolls a real crowd pleaser.

Guys & Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
This is a non-equity production.

Production Team

Producers Marlena Sculthorpe, Stacy Main and Florence Fletcher
Artistic Director Bob Clark
Vocal Director Angela Main
Orchestra Director Jill Baker
Choreographer Samantha Clark