Guys and Dolls Auditions
Musical Theatre West generally holds auditions for its productions six to eight weeks before a show’s opening date. All roles are open to both Equity and non-Equity performers, and all ethnicities are always encouraged to audition.
Guys and Dolls
Director: Mark Martino
Choreographer: Daniel Smith
Musical Director: Benet Braun
AUDITIONS ARE HELD AT:
The Musical Theatre West Reiner Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
10am-5pm EPA (Lunch 1pm-2pm)
6pm-8:30pm Female Dance Call (Union and Non-Union)
8:30pm-10pm Male Dance Call (Union and Non-Union)
4pm-7pm Non-Union Principals
7pm Ensemble Callbacks
GUYS AND DOLLS CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
NATHAN DETROIT: (late 30’s-40’s) the lovable comic “mensch” beset upon on all sides-most importantly by his fiancée of 14 years with whom he is helplessly in love
MISS ADELAIDE: (late 30’s-40’s) the perennially cold-stricken star of the Hot Box Review where she dances in very little and sings like a trumpet – but is the opposite of brassy with a heart as big as all of New York
SKY MASTERSON: (early-mid 30’s) smooth, smart, handsome…women love him, men want to be him…totally, confidently in charge until he meets his match in the mission doll who unexpectedly steals his heart…sings like a dream and moves with style and flair
SARAH BROWN: (early-mid 20’s) ingénue with edge-passionate, self-assured, beautiful, naïve …underneath the crystal clear soprano and Salvation Army uniform is a woman waiting to explode
ARVIDE ABERNATHY: (60’s-early 70’s) Sarah’s grandfather-kind, loving, honest… nobody’s fool… wise to the ways of the world and the streets of New York…sings the ballad “More I Cannot Wish You” sweetly and simply
NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON: (late 20’s-30’s) …the name says it all…an irrepressible personality with a penchant for snacks…thrilling theatre tenor for “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”
BENNY SOUTHSTREET: (late 20’s-30’s) …loyal to a fault, a bulldog on guard…comic gambler with his heart on his sleeve…terrific singer, dance a plus
BIG JULE: (late 30’s-40’s) Chicago gangster of such imposing size that his mere physical presence strikes fear into Nathan and the guys… needs comic chops to carry the sewer scene.
Could also go with a very small in stature actor…the dangerous chihuahua whose bite truly is as bad as his bark
(30’s-40’s) hard-nosed, full of himself, NYC detective on an obsessive mission to put the crap game out of commission …the constant thorn in Nathan’s side.
GENERAL MATILDA B. CARTWRIGHT: (35-55) the battle ax, “by the book”, no-nonsense spinster who is in total charge of the Sav-a-Soul mission…a religious zealot and prude who makes an unexpected turnaround and surprises us with a powerful and rangy singing voice
MALE ENSEMBLE: singers and dancers of all shapes, ages, and sizes with classical musical theatre vocal chops, and infectious, distinct personalities to portray Nathan’s gang of gamblers…Harry the Horse, Society Max, Liver Lips Louie, Angie the Ox, Brandy Bottle Bates, Scranton Slim, etc
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Singer/Dancers to portray our Hot Box Girls, Mission Girls, and a variety of New York types…seeking vibrant and funny women with true belt voices and a sense of sexy fun…who also look great wearing “next to nothing…which is what they usually wear” according to Adelaide.
Male Dance Call – Seeking strong technical male dancers with a background in athletic musical theatre jazz with infectious, distinct personalities to portray Nathan’s gang of gamblers. All must sing. Experience in partnering/lifts and tumbling a plus. Please bring jazz shoes / sneakers and kneepads.
Female Dance Call – Seeking strong technical female dancers with a background in musical theatre jazz and a sense of sexy fun to portray the Hot Box Girls, Mission Girls, and a variety of New York types. All must sing. Please bring character heels and jazz shoes.
HEADSHOT, RESUME, and SHEET MUSIC IN THE PROPER KEY-accompanist provided; No recorded music or