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Currently Accepting Submissions for:

GUYS AND DOLLS
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Director: Steve MacKinnon
Associate Director: Faith Boles
Music Director: John R. Mason III
Choreographer: Myles Thoroughgood
Production Stage Manager: Tiffany Lyn Meadows

Auditions: Sunday 7/25/21 & Monday 7/26/21

All auditions by appointment or submission only

Rehearsals: 8/1/21 (Sunday through Wednesday evenings)
Performances: 9/24/21- 10/03/21 (Thursdays through Sundays)
Tech Week: 9/18/21 – 9/23/21


PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song (in the style of the show) Classic Broadway
Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. You will be asked to upload a digital copy of your resume and headshot when you sign up for an audition slot. All Roles are NON-PAID

Those submitting virtually should include a short (no longer than 1 min. in length) dance reel.

You may be asked to read from the script. There will be a dance call for those interested. Please wear clothes and shoes you are comfortable moving in.


APPOINTMENTS

All auditions will be by appointment or virtual submission only.  Seeking a diverse ensemble of actors for multiple character roles, singers, and dancers.

Adults/Teens Ages 16+

7/25/21 6-9pm
7/26/21 6-9pm

For an in-person audition appointment, sign up here. 

You will be required to upload a digital copy of your resume and headshot.

For virtual submissions, visit here. | DUE 7/25

Virtual submissions are due no later than 9:00 pm on 7/25. You will be required to upload a digital copy of your resume and headshot, a link to your 16-32 bars vocal audition, and a link to your dance reel if you would like to be considered for a dancing role.

For more information, please email tmeadows@st.lukes.org Subject line: Guys and Dolls


Guys and Dolls is considered one of the Greatest Musicals of All Time, and for good reason: it’s everything we love in musical theatre. Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his “oldest established permanent floating crap game” going. He’s also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved. Based on Damon Runyon’s famous tales of small-time gamblers and showgirls, Guys and Dolls is filled with some of the most wonderful showtunes ever, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and the irrepressible anthem “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

Casting Breakdown

All Roles Open. Unpaid. Seeking Actor/Singers/Dancers

Seeking to cast roles non-traditionally with a combination of strong character actors, strong contemporary/jazz/latin style dancers, and strong singing voices (all vocal ranges)

BIPOC/POC identifying performers are highly encouraged to submit. Actors, singers, dancers of every race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, size, and age are highly encouraged to submit.

St. Luke’s is committed to the complex work of reconciling the past and challenging the status quo to establish a truly equitable and inclusive community on stage and off.  We commit to live out St. Luke’s core values of acceptance, hospitality, community, discipleship, and service through a lens of equity and justice for every person, including our LGBTQ+ siblings and those who have been marginalized by the church. St. Luke’s also recognizes the continued injustice and inequity experienced by those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. St. Luke’s Vision for Racial Equity encourages building relationship bridges that lead to dialogue around equity, inclusion, and justice.

Sarah Brown – An idealistic but sheltered missionary, Sarah is kind-hearted but too categorical in her view of the world. She learns she has an adventurous side and goes through character changes over the course of the show. Must feel comfortable with classic musical theatre singing as well as jazz. Very strong soprano voice needed.

Sky Masterson – A charming and self-assured gambler. Sky is able to adapt to any situation but ready to reel off prepared anecdotes regarding their view of the world. Despite failings, Sky is immensely likeable and oozes style. Sky’s character goes through a considerable transformation during the show. A strong baritone singer.

Adelaide – A strongly comic and classic show girl. A club singer and Nathan’s longsuffering fiancé, Adelaide is not always the brightest. Weary of the disruption Nathan’s involvement in the craps game causes to their relationship, she longs for quiet family life away from New York. Comic timing a must, dancing ability is a plus.

Nathan Detroit – A feckless and humorous manipulator, Nathan is the facilitator of illegal gambling in town. Nathan maintains a distance by acting only as a broker, seldom a gambler. A consummate businessperson with divided loyalties; he pacifies his fiancé Adelaide with vague promises of a marriage ‘some time’ in the future. He is always waiting for his big break which never seems to come. Comic timing is a must. Baritone.

Nicely-Nicely Johnson – An eccentric gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates who helps him set up the crap games. Comic timing is a must. Strong tenor singer.

Benny Southstreet – A gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates. Strong Baritone singer.

Arvide Abernathy – The older, wiser leader of the Salvation Army in Times Square. He is a reasoned grandparent with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if Arvide tends to be a little gullible. Family to Sarah Brown.

General Cartwright –The regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, she is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity. She cuts loose in the song “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

Lt. Brannigan – A tough, by-the-book police officer engaged in a perceived battle of wits with Nathan to stop the craps game. This is primarily an acting role. Comic timing and acting ability are essential.

Gamblers – A variety of characters… Big Jule is an intimidating hustler from Chicago, temperamental and a sore loser. Rusty Charlie, Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others. Ensemble singing. The ability to dance/move is a plus but not essential.

Mission Band/Runyonland Characters – Choral singing, character acting, ability to play a band instrument a plus.

Hot Box, Havana, Sewer Dancers – Skilled dancers needed- jazz, contemporary, and latin styles a plus.

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