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Singer/Dancers Wanted For Musical "Guys & Dolls"

Lake Worth, FL, United StatesID: 188806Exp: 10/25/2022
Category:Singing
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Auditions for musical "Guys & Dolls". Looking for singer/actors. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: "Gambler, Sky Masterson makes a bet with his buddy Nathan Detroit that he can persuade the Save-A-Soul Missionary babe, Sarah Brown, to take a trip with him to Havana. Meanwhile, Nathan is doing his best to remain unmarried to his long-time fiancée, Adelaide. Set in New York City in the mid-20th century, amid gamblers, showgirls, and evangelical missionaries, the story is colorful and the characters memorable." Additional info: What to prepare: please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that displays your vocal range. Please bring appropriate dancewear as some actors may be put through a basic dance audition. Actors may also be asked to read from the script. Production dates: January 20 – February 5, 2023. Playhouse encourages people of all races, abilities, and genders to audition for the roles they most identify with. The Lake Worth Playhouse strives to make all of the staff and volunteers feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.

14 roles

Nathan DetroitMale35-50 y.o.All ethnicities

(Baritone or Tenor to F): the organizer of the floating crap game; a slightly neurotic, lovable rogue who is always struggling to stay one step ahead of the pack — and looking for the big break he never seems to get; his heart is torn between the camaraderie of his gambling circle and Adelaide, to whom he has been engaged for 14 years; an excellent actor with strong comedic timing

Miss AdelaideFemale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

(Mezzo to A): an attractive nightclub singer/dancer at the “Hot Box” and Nathan’s long-suffering fiancée, this role requires a strong belter with dancing ability and excellent comedic skills; she adores Nathan but is driven so crazy by his antics that she famously develops “psychosomatic symptoms involving the upper respiratory tract”.

Sky MastersonMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

(Baritone B to Eb): he is a suave, intelligent, and confident gangster who naturally commands others’ respect and attention; handsome, with excellent stage presence, he is familiar with attracting the attention of the ladies but finds himself falling in love with the one woman who brushes off his advances; some dance/movement ability would be useful but is not essential.

Sarah BrownFemale18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

(Soprano to High A): prim Salvation Army officer with a genuine passion for missionary work; gives Sky a frosty reception, but after a little too much rum, her straight-laced persona slips away; this role requires a versatile singing actress with range that includes stern, romantic, comedic, and drunk.

Arvide AbernathyMale60-90 y.o.All ethnicities

(Lyric Baritone): Sarah’s grandfather and a prominent missionary at the Save-a-Soul Mission; wise, warm, and caring.

Nicely-Nicely JohnsonMale30-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Featured Supporting Role | Tenor to High Bb): Nathan Detroit’s best pal, whose appetite and enthusiasm know no bounds; comic, cheerful, and likable as he delivers funny one-liners and several of the show’s most well-known numbers with equal aplomb, including “Fugue for Tinhorns” and the show-stopping “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

Benny SouthstreetMale30-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Featured Supporting Role | Baritone): Nicely’s somewhat dim pal who sings “Fugue for Tinhorns” and “Guys and Dolls.”; upbeat, sometimes nervy, and further down the pecking order among the gamblers.

Rusty CharlieMale25-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(Baritone): featured singer in “Fugue for Tinhorns” with Nicely & Benny, and then joins the ensemble.

Harry The HorseMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The quintessential tough guy gambler; has come into money by collecting the reward on his father; sidekick and mouthpiece to Big Jule, so – though a pleasant rogue – is more on the ball and can be a cool customer who is able to stand his ground when necessary; sings with the ensemble but not alone.

Big JuleMale35-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Age 35+): an intimidating hustler from Chicago; a temperamental sore loser; stage presence and acting ability are the main requirements for this comedic speaking role; the role can be played by an actor of large height and stature to match his name, or it can be played by a diminutive actor as an ironic and comic gesture.

Lt. BranniganMale35-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Non-singing Role/Age 35+): a member of the local police force, wise to the gangsters’ exploits and trying to keep them in order; commands respect from Nathan and the guys.

General CartwrightFemale40-65 y.o.All ethnicities

(Mezzo): regional representative of the Salvation Army; authoritative but motivated by charity; some comic moments.

Female EnsembleFemale18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Performers will back-up Adelaide in her nightclub act; they will perform two numbers with Adelaide, including a tasteful striptease; must be comfortable with form-fitting costuming; they will also double as Havana dancers; may double as Runyonland characters; cameo roles such as Mimi will be cast from this group. Also, Female singers who move but need not be skilled dancers will be part of the Mission Band; may double as Runyonland; cameo roles will be cast from this group as well.

Male Dancers Who SingMale18-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Male Dancers who Sing will be featured in “Luck Be a Lady” and as Havana dancers; may double as Runyonland characters; cameo gambler roles will be cast from this group. Male singers who Move but may not be skilled dancers will be considered to sing some of the greatest male ensemble numbers in musical theatre (e.g., “Oldest Established,” “Luck Be A Lady”); some will be featured in the Mission Band; may double as Runyonland characters; several cameo roles will be cast from this group.