Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, Frank Loesser’s classic tale of gangsters, nightclub singers and Salvationists features hit songs including Luck Be a Lady, Adelaide’s Lament and the show stopping Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat! 

Guys and Dolls creative team:

Director/Choreographer: Jamie Wright
Musical Director Jane Warwick

 

Audition Date: Wednesday 5th February

Audition Time: 7.30-10pm

Rehearsal Days: Wednesdays 7.30 - 10pm

Opening Night: Thursday 23rd July with eight performances across the summer season.

 

Performance dates;

July - 23rd, 24th and 25th (matinee and evening on 25th)

August - 24th and 25th

September - 4th and 5th

Below you will find information about the show's characters and you can download the documents you'll need to audition. Click on underlined music and script

AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM: To sign up to audition click HERE

 

Cast restrictions: 16+ for actors/singers, 14+ for dancers

 

Nicely-Nicely Johnson

Just like his name suggests, he is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincere and genuine. Nathan's loyal friend and lackey.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Music: Sit down you're rocking the boat /Guys and Dolls 

Script: P80  “Sky did you see...” – P81 “Miss Adelaide…”  

 

Benny Southstreet

Nathan's right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick, always moving and shaking, but with what he thinks are Nathan's best interest at heart.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Music: Guys and Dolls 

Script: P80  “Sky did you see...” – P81 “Miss Adelaide…”. (Reading Nicely)  

Rusty Charlie

Music: Guys and Dolls 

Script: P20 “When I was a young man…” – P21 “…Mindy’s Cheesecake”  

 

Sarah Brown

A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Mission. She fully believes in her worthy cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with Sky along the way. She is prudish and uptight, but eventually lets go.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Music: If I Were a Bell /I've Never Been in Love 

Script: 

P5 “Brothers and Sisters resist the devil…”. –  P6 End of Page. 

P29 “I’ll make you a proposition” – P31 – ‘Don’t worry, I’ll know!”  

 

Arvide Abernathy

The bass drum and cymbal player in the Mission band, he/she is Sarah's loving grandfather/grandmother. Wise and sweet, he/she wants nothing but the best for her.

Gender: Male/Female 

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Music: More I Cannot Wish You 

Script: P83 “Not So fast Sarah”  - P85 “Sarah, dear.”  

 

Harry The Horse (male ensemble)

A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as his bottom line. Brings Big Jule into Nathan's craps game and backs his cheating, but is also a man of his word in the gambling community.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Music: Guys and Dolls 

Script: P20 “When I was a young man…” – P21 “…Mindy’s Cheesecake”  

Lt. Brannigan (male ensemble)

A New York police officer who is on to Nathan's illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Music: Guys and Dolls 

Script: P20 “When I was a young man…” – P21 “…Mindy’s Cheesecake”  

 

Nathan Detroit

A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the bigtime. He loves Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. A broke schemer with unwitting ways.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Music: Guys and Dolls 

Script:

P19 “…You hungry yet?” – P21 “Blue, What a crazy Colour”

P41 “Hello Pie Face’ -  P45 “I want us to be the happiest married couple…

 

Miss Adelaide

Nathan's fiancé and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub. She loves Nathan more than anything in the world and desperately wants to get married. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Music: (For Bushel and a Peck sheet music, click on Female Ensemble below)

Bushel and a Peck     Adelaide’s Lament – Verse 1 & 3 

Script:

P16 “Yea. That Slave Driver…”  - P17 “…Running the Crap Game Again” 

P41 “Hello Pie Face’ -  P45 “I want us to be the happiest married couple…” 

 

Sky Masterson

A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and a wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest of women. Suave, smart, handsome.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Music:

I've Never been in love before / Guys and Dolls

Script:

P29 “I’ll make you a proposition” – P31 – ‘Don’t worry, I’ll know!”

P19 “…You hungry yet?” – P21 “Blue, What a crazy Colour”

Big Jule (male ensemble)

A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit of an oaf.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Music: Guys and Dolls 

Script: P20 “When I was a young man…” – P21 “…Mindy’s Cheesecake”  

 

Ensemble/alternate roles

Female

General Matilda B Cartwright

Mimi

Agatha (Mission Band Member)

Martha (Mission Band Member)

Music: Bushel and a Peck

Script:P5 “Brothers and Sisters resist the devil…”. –  P6 End of Page.

Male

Angie The Ox

Joey Biltmore

Crap Shooters (Liver Lips Louie, Angie The Ox etc)

Music: Guys and Dolls

Script:P20 “When I was a young man…” – P21 “…Mindy’s Cheesecake” 

Either male of female 

Calvin (Mission Band Member)

Master of Ceremonies

Waiter

Drunk

Music/Script: Male or Female audition pieces as above 

 

The Male and Female audition pieces above will apply to the rest of the ensemble

Sightseers

Mission Band

Hot Box Girls, Waiters, Cuban Dancers

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