Guys and Dolls
By Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Directed by Ryan Klug
Guys and Dolls takes place in the heart of New York City with a story full of vivid characters. Nathan Detroit, a chronic gambler who is always trying to find a spot for his floating craps game. Unfortunately this means he is constantly ignoring his fiancé of 14 years, Miss Adelaide. Adelaide is a nightclub performer who is chronically sick because she is afraid she’ll never get married. Enter Sky Masterson a slick, high roller with the means to help Nathan with financial problems. The make a bet regarding the “mission doll,” Sarah Brown. Eventually as Sky tries to woo Sarah, he actually starts falling for her. Sarah, out to save the sinning gamblers, finds she is falling for Sky too. All come together in this classic musical about love and gambling.
Produced by Sheboygan Theatre Company at Leslie W. Johnson Theatre, 2820 Union Ave., Sheboygan
Performances: May 27 - June 4, 2011
Performance Times: 7:30 p.m. performances May 27 & 28, June 1, 2, 3, 4, 2011 2:00 p.m. matinee, Sunday May 29, 2011
Ticket Prices: Single Tickets (before tax) = Adults $20 - Seniors $16 - Students thru to college $10
Call 920/459-3779 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
We will be having open auditions at 6:30 p.m. for anyone High School age or older who wants to be in the show on Monday, March 14, 2011, with Callbacks on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Anyone interested in auditioning should prepare 32 bars of an uptempo song in the style of the show. We will be looking to cast the show "age appropriately," but that shouldn't discourage anyone from auditioning for any role they're interested in. Everyone should bring clothes appr...opriate for dance.
The production will run May 27, 28, 29, June 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2011.
Sky Masterson - (age - 20‚s -30‚s) Suave, Debonair, Successful gambler. Baritone, B - E flat.
Sarah Brown - (age - 20‚s-30‚s) Prim and Proper Sergeant at the Save-A-Soul Mission. Soprano, B - High A
Nathan Detroit - (age - mid 30‚s +) Feckless, adorable gambler; comedic timing essential. Baritone, D - F.
Miss Adelaide - (age - mid 30‚s +) Comic, classic showgirl and gambler‚s moll. Mezzo Soprano, A - D
Nicely Nicely Johnson - (any age) Nathan‚s employee, lovable and funny
Tenor, D Flat - High B Flat.
Benny Southstreet (any age) Nicely‚s sidekick. Bumbling gambler.
Baritone , D flat - High G
Arvide Abernathy (50‚s +) Sarah‚s grandfather, mission member
Baritone, D - High F
Rusty Charlie (any age) Gambler
Baritone, D flat - G
General Matilda B. Cartwright - Save - a - Soul Matron
Mezzo Soprano, E - High C
Harry the Horse (any age) Gambler (any vocal range)
Big Jule (any age) Gambler from Chicago, friend of Harry (could be a woman)
(any vocal range)
Lt. Brannigan (any age) Police officer, gruff (any vocal range)
Mimi - (any age) Chorus Girl, Friend of Adelaide (any vocal range)
Angie the Ox (any age) Gambler (any vocal range)
Joey Biltmore (any age) Garage Owner (any vocal range)
Mission Band Members - Agatha, Calvin, Martha
Hot Box Dancers
All characters (with exception of Mission Band members, Sarah, Arvide, General Cartwright, and Big Jule) must have a New York/New Jersey accent. It is highly recommended that those interested in auditioning work on these accents prior to auditions. „Guys and Dolls‰ is a dance heavy show, and we fully intend to stretch the limits of area talent in the choreography.
We are adding two weeks to the rehearsal period in hopes that we can extensively rehearse these high energy production numbers. Also, people who have conflicts during the busy spring season will have time to catch up without feeling behind, so please let us be the judge of whether you‚re too busy to participate!