Monday, December 9, 2019
audition notice - GUYS AND DOLLS, JR. - Fountain Hills Youth Theater - December 16 & 18
Book by Abe Burrow Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on: The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Ages 12-19 on the Youth Stage
AUDITION DATES: Mon., Dec. 16th & Wed., Dec. 18th at 5:45pm
(callbacks if needed, Sat. Dec. 21st at 2:00pm)
Production dates: Feb. 14 – Mar. 1, 2020
Fri., Sat. at 7pm & Sun. at 2pm
“Guys and Dolls, Jr.” is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap 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 without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong. (This is the alternate lyric version of the two act show.)
Sarah Brown – Female/Lead/Soprano – Gently authoritative “girl next door” with an adventurous side that’s waiting to escape.
Nathan Detroit – Male/Lead/Baritone – A humorous manipulator and businessman.
Miss Adelaide – Female/Lead/Alto – Headliner at Hot Box and Nathan Detroit’s fiancé of 14 years (strong comedic role
Sky Masterson – Male/Lead/Baritone – Slick and charming gambler
Arvide Abernathy – Male/Female/Supporting – Sarah Brown’s grandfather/grandmother head of the Misson
Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Male/Supporting/Tenor – Gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates.
Harry the Horse – Male/Supporting/Baritone – One of Nathan’s associates with a complaining streak.
General Matilda Cartwright – Female/Featured/Mezzo-Soprano – The leader of the Save-a-Soul Mission organization.
Big Jule – Male/Featured – An intimidating hustler from Chicago who is a sore looser.
Lieutenant Branningan – Male/Featured/Spoken – Police officer.
Benny Southstreet – Male/Featured/Baritone – Small time gambler sidekick of Nicely-Nicely.
Hot Box Girls – ( 3; Velma, Angie, and Gladys ) Female/Featured Dancers and Performers/Alto and Soprano – Adelaide’s back-up singers at the Hot Box
Mission Band – ( 4; Agatha, Calvin, Martha, and Bertha ) Mixed/Featured/Various
Singing/Dance Ensemble – 4 Male/4 Female/Alto, Soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Bass
CLICK HERE for more information, and to sign up for an audition slot