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Guys and Dolls

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and 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 the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and 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 right where they belong.

Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows

GUYS & DOLLS Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, March 20th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 7:00 PM
Friday, March 27th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 29th, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 4th, 2020 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 5th, 2020 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for Guys and Dolls, Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser and Book by Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 1/12/20 & 1/13/20 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 3/20/20-4/5/20

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a short dance routine taught at auditions suitable for all skill levels. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on January 15, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown

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: 30 to 45
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: 30 to 45
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 30
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: 40 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: 35 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: 35 to 45
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
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