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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
GUYS AND DOLLS
AUDITIONS!

VIDEO AUDITION
Casting actors ages 16+ with strong acting and singing ability.

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form by Wednesday, June 15, 12pm


IN-PERSON CALLBACKS

Monday, June 20, 2022.  
Masks may be required during Callbacks.

ORIENTATION/REHEARSALS BEGIN
begin Tuesday, July 5, at 6:00pm.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals are usually scheduled during evening hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  You will only be called to rehearse when you are needed.  A detailed complete schedule will be provided early in the rehearsal process.

NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED: 
August 20 – September 4

 

SHOW DATES
Friday, August 26, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 27, 2:00pm
Saturday, August 27, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 28, 2:00pm

Friday, September 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 3, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 4, 2:00 pm

 

Each performer will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!

 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of

GUYS AND DOLLS

Directed by Gary Crumm
Music-directed by Cathy Hauan

Ages 16+

For Video Auditions, please prepare:
1) Submit your Headshot and resume (digital copy or a link will work)
2) A monologue in the vein of the character you desire.
3) 16-24 bars of a Musical Theatre Song.
4) A Slate with your name/pieces/role you want to be considered for.

Things to remember when submitting your Video Audition:
– Please slate at the beginning of your video. (State your name, age, height, and the role(s) for which you would like to be considered.)
– Use a well-lit room so we can clearly see your face.
– Submit Audition Video to auditions@desertstages.org by noon, June 15, 2022.
– If you are unable to submit or are having issues uploading your video audition, please contact DST at auditions@desertstages.org.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– Please bring a $50 script deposit in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE to the first rehearsal.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.
– Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

COVID-19 POLICIES:
For the safety of actors, production team, and DST staff, DST reserves the right to change its COVID-19 policies at any time.
Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.

DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  

 
 
 
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

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 strait-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.

 

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
 
Sky Masterson – A charming but self-assured gambler. Sky is able to adapt to any situation but ready to reel off prepared anecdotes regarding his view of the world. Despite his failings, Sky is immensely likable and oozes style. Songs: I’ll Know, My Time of Day, I’ve Never Been, Luck be a Lady, Happy Ending. Vocal Range: B3 – E5
Nathan Detroit – A feckless and humorous manipulator, Nathan is the facilitator of illegal gambling in town. He maintains a distance by acting only as a broker; seldom a gambler. A consummate businessman with divided loyalties; he pacifies his fiancé Adelaide with vague promises of a marriage ‘some time’ in the future. Songs: The Oldest Established, Sue Me, Happy Ending. Vocal Range: D4 – F5
Nicely Nicely Johnson – Nicely Nicely is an eccentric gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates. He sings one of the most well known numbers of the show, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat. Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, The Oldest Established, Guy and Dolls, Sit Down, You’re Rock’ the Boat, The Happy Ending. Vocal Range: D4 – B5
Benny Southstreet – He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates (friends). Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, The Oldest Established, Guys and Doll, The Happy Ending. Vocal Range: D4 – G5
Rusty Charlie – He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates (friends). Songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, The Happy Ending. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Big Jule – An intimidating hustler from Chicago, Big Jule is temperamental and a sore loser. Although not necessarily a large man, stage presence and acting ability are the main requirements for this role. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Harry the Horse – He is a gambler with a complaining streak and is one of Nathan’s primary associates. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Angie the Ox – Gambler in Nathan’s gambling group of friends. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Joey Biltmore – Gambler and businessman. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Arvide/Abigail Abernathy is a member of the Save-a-Soul mission, they are Sarah’s grandparent. They are a reasoned elder with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if they tend to be a little gullible. Songs: Follow the Fold, More I cannot Wish You, The Happy Ending. Vocal Range: D4 – F5 (Arvide) or D5 – F6 (Abigail)
Lt. Brannigan – Brannigan is a policeman/woman engaged in what they perceives to be a battle of wits with Nathan to stop the craps game. This is primarily an acting role. Comic timing and acting ability are essential.
Calvin – Member of the Mission Band
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. Songs: Follow the Fold, I’ll Know, If I Were a Bell, I’ve Never Been, Marry the Man Today, The Happy Ending. Vocal Range: B3 – G5
Adelaide – Adelaide is a strongly comic and classic showgirl. A club singer and Nathan’s long-suffering fiancée, 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. Songs: Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide’s Lament, Take Back Your Mink, Adelaide’s 2nd Lament, Sue Me, Marry the Man Today, The Happy Ending. Vocal Range: A3 – E5
General Matilda B. Cartwright – The regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, Matilda is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity. She cuts loose in the song Sit Down Your Rockin’ the Boat. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Agatha – Agatha is a member of the Mission Band and a friend of Sarah. Songs: Follow the Fold, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat, The Happy Ending. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Martha – Martha is a member of the Mission Band and a friend of Sarah. Songs: Follow the Fold, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat, The Happy Ending. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize
Allison, Vernon, Ferguson – Friends of Adelaide and main Hot Box dancers. Songs: Bushel and a Peck, Take Back Your Mink, The Happy Ending. Vocal range: Any; must be able to harmonize