Auditions for "Guys and Dolls".
Set in 1950's New York, Guys & Dolls follows a host of Damon Runyon's colorful and sometimes eccentric characters in a humorous and touching story based around the bright lights and shady corners of Times Square. It is "a musical fable of Broadway." The characters are vividly drawn, sometimes wise, often funny, with their own idiosyncratic Runyan' language and wise cracks. The whole show is varnished with a gloss of light-hearted charm and well-meaning.
Saturday, August 12 (scheduled throughout the day from 10:30am to 3:30pm)
Download an audition form and conflict calendar.
Bring these completed forms and a recent photo. (Either a snapshot or headshot)
Prepare 16 bars of a show tune that highlights the best features of your voice. Bring the sheet music for the accompanist to play. Sorry, no karaoke tracks! The production team needs to know how well you sing with live music, because the show will feature a live band.
After a brief orientation at 7pm, you will do a physical warm-up and learn a simple choreography combination. Dress in clothing that you can move comfortably in.
CALLBACKS: Reading from the script, vocalizing, and singing snippets from the score.
In the twilight world of gangsters and their molls, Nathan Detroit is losing his grip on the institution of the floating cr*p game' (his dice gambling scheme that switches venue to avoid detection by the local police). He is desperate to find the money to pay for the only location that he can currently get his hands on. To seal the deal and quell the tempers of the gangsters who are gathering in town and keen to shoot cr*p,' he bets his buddy, Sky Masterson, a thousand dollars that Sky will not be able to take a local Salvation Army girl, Sarah Brown, on a date to Havana.
Meanwhile Nathan, engaged for 14 years to cabaret artist Miss Adelaide, is struggling to keep her demands for marriage at bay, while she continues to battle with the symptoms of an incessant psychosomatic cold that plagues her all the time she is waiting to go down the aisle.
Sarah isn't taken in by Sky's obvious charm and brushes off his advances until it becomes clear that her struggling Salvation Army mission will be closed by General Cartwright, if it doesn't prove itself to be more successful in attracting the local population of sinners.' Because Sky has promised her that one dozen of his comrades will show up at a forthcoming prayer meeting, she is convinced to travel with him to Cuba where, under the influence of alcohol, her defenses slip and they realize that they are falling in love.
After returning to New York, Sarah discovers that, unbeknown to Sky, Nathan and his buddies have been using the empty mission as a site for the cr*p game. Sarah feels duped, and Adelaide is furious that Nathan can't give their relationship priority over his gambling habits. At a cr*p game held in the sewers of New York, Sky bets all the members of the floating cr*p game that if he wins his roll of the dice, they must join him at the mission to repent their sins. After winning his bet, and after Sarah and Adelaide plot to reform their respective lovers after marriage, the mission is saved by a successful prayer meeting led by Nicely's gospel-like confession. The couples tie the knot in a joyous double wedding.
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