AUDITION NOTICE: Guys and Dolls

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AUDITION NOTICE: Guys and Dolls

We are thrilled to announce character role auditions for Guys and Dolls. This production is a concert version collaboration with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra. The performance date is Sunday, April 10th at 3pm at the Butler Intermediate High School.

Auditions by appointment are Sunday, January 16th at 6pm and Monday, January 17th at 7pm at the William A. Lehnerd Performance Hall & Production Center in Butler Memorial Park. Video auditions will be accepted at MTGguysanddolls2022@gmail.com until 7pm on January 16th. Ensemble is open to performers ages 16+. Those interested in ensemble do not need to audition.

REQUIREMENTS: Please have 16 to 32 measures of two songs of contrasting style. An accompanist will be provided.

TO SCHEDULE your audition appointment or if you’re interested in the ensemble, email MTGguysanddolls2022@gmail.com

To comply with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra COVID-19 policy, all performers must be vaccinated.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.

AVAILABLE ROLES:
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 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 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 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 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 bottom: F3

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 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 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 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 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
No audition required