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Audition: Guys and Dolls

CORONADO PLAYHOUSE announces AUDITIONS for:


GUYS AND DOLLS

Director: Justin Allen Slagle
Musical Directors: Larry Wilson & Amanda Graham Hyden
Choreographer: Mary Allison Dunsmore


Audition Date/Time: October 22 & 23 with Callbacks on October 24
By appointment starting at 6:30pm at Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118

 

Preliminary Auditions
Monday, October 22, 6:30pm-9pm & Tuesday, October 23, 6:30pm-9pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (30-minute slots)
Call Backs
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm-9pm, BY INVITATION ONLY

Production Dates/Times, At Coronado Playhouse:
January 18-February 24, 2019
Thursday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.


To Reserve Your Audition Time:

Please CLICK ON THIS LINK and select your audition time slot. As part of the form, you’ll be asked to attach your headshot and resume.  Please do so, if available.

https://form.jotform.com/82634942847165

Where: Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118

Audition Details:

  • For all roles: Prepare a one minute song that best shows your vocal range. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please no a capella or backing tracks (CD). Please be familiar with the show.
  • Please be prepared for some movement/dance also. Please wear appropriate clothing for movement/dance.
  • You need to know your conflicts November 18, 2018 through February 24, 2019 and these must be listed on audition form.
  • Audition forms will be emailed to you in advance. Please plan to bring your completed audition form, your headshot and your resume with you to the audition.
  • Rehearsals will begin November 18, 2018, with a break for the Holidays.
  • Strictly a Non-Equity production.

If you are asked to come to callbacks, please be prepared to read sides, sing from the score, and move in the style of the show.

Play description:

A Musical Fable of Broadway
“The show that defines Broadway dazzle.” —The New York Times
 
Guys and Dolls begins with a bet. Nathan Detroit bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky cannot persuade Save-A-Soul Missionary, Sister Sarah Brown, to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While Sky works his charms on the wary Sister Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide, and at the same time, is trying to set up the biggest crap game in town as the authorities breathe down his neck!
 
Set in New York City in the mid-20th century, Guys and Dolls is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and scantily clad showgirls, and one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre. Larger-than-life characters-Nicely Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet, Harry The Horse, Big Jule-join Nathan, Sky, Sarah and Adelaide to deliver hit song after hit song, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat, If I Were a Bell, and Take Back Your Mink.

Cast List and Breakdown:

Ethnicity: We welcome all gender identities, ethnicities for all roles
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE
 
 
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
Age: 25 to 35
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
Age: 25 to 40
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
Age: 20 to 35
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
Age: 50 to 65
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
Age: 35 to 55
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
Age: 35 to 55
 

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
Age: 25 to 45
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
Age: 25 to 35
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
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

 

General Matilda B. Cartwright
The regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, Matilda is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity. She cuts loose in the song Sit Down Your Rockin’ the Boat.
Gender: Female
Age: 40-55
Vocal Range: Mezzo
 

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
Age: 30 to 50
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