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Sky Masterson – A charming and 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. His character goes through a considerable transformation during the show. A strong baritone singer.
Nathan Detroit – A lovable 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. He is always waiting for his big break which never seems to come. Comic timing is a must. Baritone.
Nicely-Nicely Johnson – An eccentric gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates who helps him set up the crap games. Comic timing is a must. Strong tenor singer.
Benny Southstreet – He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates. Comic timing is a must. Strong Baritone singer.
Rusty Charlie -- He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates.
Big Jule -- An intimidating hustler from Chicago, Big Jule is temperamental and a sore loser.
Harry the Horse -- He is a gambler with a complaining streak and is one of Nathan’s primary associates.
Lt. Brannigan – He is a tough, by-the-book policeman engaged in what he perceives to be a battle of wits with Nathan to stop the craps game. Comic timing and acting ability are essential.
Arvide/Annabelle Abernathy – He/She is the older, wiser leader of the Salvation Army in Times Square. He/She is a reasoned man/woman with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if he/she tends to be a little gullible. Family to Sarah Brown.
Sarah Brown – An idealistic but sheltered missionary, Sarah is kindhearted 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. Very strong soprano voice needed.
Adelaide – A strongly comic and classic show girl. 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. Comic timing and good dancing ability a must.
General Cartwright – The regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, she is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity. She cuts loose in the song “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
Ensemble: Lots of ensemble singing, dancing, and movement.
Hot Box Dancers
Mission Band members
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 straight-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. Great songs include: “Fugue for Tinhorns”, “Luck Be a Lady”, “Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat”, and the title song “Guys & Dolls”.
Announcing Auditions for "Guys and Dolls"!
Monday, January 13 or Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by appointment
Audition Location: Sanborn Auditorium on the 2nd floor of Hingham Town Hall, 210 Central St., Hingham, MA 02043
Three Time Slots: Auditioners will be seen in groups each hour
Email us: Stagemomma2003@yahoo.com to request the one-hour audition slot in which you would prefer to audition.
Audition Requirements: Please bring a completed Audition Form available via the link above or fill it out onsite.
Prepare 16- 32 bars of a song from the musical theater genre in the style of the show, but NOT from the show. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be present at auditions.
No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
Bring or wear clothes/shoes that you can move in for a dance audition.
Cold readings will be from the script.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Meet & Greet for those cast on February 5, 2020. Location TBD.
Rehearsals begin February 19, 2020 at Sanborn Auditorium.
Performance dates: April 17, 18 & 25, 2020 at 7:30pm and April 26, 2020 at 2:00pm
Director: Steve Dooner
Music Director: Trey Lundquist
Choreographer: Diana Byrne Gossard