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Guys & Dolls – Audition Information Night

30 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Director: Rebecca Kemp
Musical Director: Jacqui Maynard
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
Assistant Choreographer: Barbara Nutchey
Set in the bustling Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls is a Depression era romantic comedy featuring crap games, horse races, gamblers, show girls and the evangelist members of a downtown Mission.
Con-man Nathan Detroit is seeking a new location for his notorious ‘floating’ crap game, but he doesn’t have the dough he needs for a down payment. Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to take on any honest bet with a high enough reward attached. Nathan bets Sky that he can’t take the “doll”, of Nathan’s choosing, on a date to Havana, Cuba. When Sky agrees to the bet, Nathan chooses uptight Evangelist Sergeant Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission. Sky thinks he’s been duped, but he’s in for even more of a surprise when his efforts to woo Sarah are so successful that he falls in love with her himself! Meanwhile Nathan is under pressure from his long time ‘fiancee’ and night club dancer, Miss Adelaide, to settle down and get married. What are the odds?
Roles Available:
Men
Sky Masterson: (Stage-age 30 to 45)
A charming and self-assured gambler who 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 likeable and oozes style.
The role requires: a confident actor with good comic timing. A strong baritone singer with the ability to move well.
Nathan Detroit (Stage-age 30 to 50)
A feckless and humorous manipulator, Nathan is the facilitator of illegal gambling in town. A consummate businessman with divided loyalties; he pacifies his fiancé Adelaide with vague promises of a marriage. Comic timing is a must. Baritone.
Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Stage-age 30 to 50)
A cheerful and eccentric gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates who helps him set up the crap games. Sings one of the most well known songs in the show ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat’. Comic timing is a must. Strong tenor singer. Good mover.
Benny Southstreet (Stage-age 20 to 50)
He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates. Strong Baritone singer
Arvide Abernathy (Stage-age 50+)
He is the older, wiser leader of the Salvation Army in Times Square. He is a reasoned old man with a warm heart that harbours only the kindest intentions, even if he tends to be a little gullible. Family to Sarah Brown. Baritone.
Lt. Brannigan (Stage-age 35+)
He is a tough, by-the-book policeman, engaged in what he perceives to be a battle of wits with Nathan to stop the crap game. Comic timing and acting ability are essential. Ensemble singing.
Ensemble:
Gamblers (Stage-age 20 to 60) A variety of men.
Rusty Charlie has solo singing (in a trio “Fugue for Tinhorns).
Big Jule is an intimidating hustler from Chicago, temperamental and a sore loser.
Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others. Lots of ensemble singing. The ability to dance/move is a big plus but not essential.
Mission Band members (Stage-age 20 to 60) Ensemble singing only.
Women
Sarah Brown: (Stage-age 25 to 35)
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. Very strong soprano voice.
Adelaide (Stage-age 30 to 40)
A strongly comic and classic show girl. A featured club singer and Nathan’s long-suffering fiancée who longs for quiet family life away from New York. Comic timing a must, good dancing ability is a plus. Bronx accent desirable. Strong alto with capable vocal belt.
General Cartwright (Stage-age 40 to 60)
The regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, she is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity. Strong mezzo-soprano.
Ensemble:
Hot Box Dancers (Stage age 18 to 35) Good dancers required
Mission Band members (Stage-age 20 to 60) Ensemble singing only.
Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday nights 7.30-10.30pm
Some Sundays 2-6pm including two day/night Sundays 2pm -10.30pm
Commencing: Monday, 25th July
Bump In: Sunday 16th October (Arts Theatre, Angas St)
Rehearsals: Sunday 16th – Wednesday 19th October (Arts Theatre, Angas St)
Performances:
Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd October 7:30pm
Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 October 7:30pm
Matinees Sat 22nd and 29th October 2pm
Venue:
The Arts Theatre: Angas Street Adelaide
Information Night:
Monday, 7.45pm 30th May
Maylands Church of Christ Hall,
157 Portrush Rd, Maylands
Auditions:  (Audition slots will be made available from the end of the Information night.)
(Auditions will be 15min individual segments)
Sunday 19 June from 2.30-10pm
Monday 20th June from 7-10pm
Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall,
157 Portrush Rd, Maylands
More Information:
Contact The Met Committee on metmusicals@gmail.com

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Date:
30 May
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc.
Phone:
0407 457 821
Email:
themetsa@gmail.com
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Musical

Venue

Maylands Church of Christ Hall
157 Portrush Rd
Maylands, SA 5069 Australia
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