GUYS AND DOLLS - Fireside Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 20, 2019

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GUYS AND DOLLS - NYC EPA

Fireside Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Oct 01, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 12pm to 1pm.

CONTRACT
Dinner Theatre $699/week minimum.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a short song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is fine.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Open Jar Studios1601 Broadway 11th Fl
New York, NY 10019
Enter on 48th St.

PERSONNEL
Book: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser
Director: Ed Flesch
Musical Director: Mary Ehlinger
Choreographer: Shanna VanDerwerker

OTHER DATES
1st rehearsal: February 10, 2020 in Wisconsin. Runs February 27, 2020 – April 12, 2020

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
Seeking:

Sky Masterson:
Male. Baritone B to Eb. 25 – 35. Lead role. Charismatic, cool and charming. Sky is a suave, intelligent and confident gangster who naturally commands others’ respect and attention. Handsome, with a swagger and sex appeal. Some dance/movement ability would be useful.

Sarah Brown:
Female. Soprano to High A. 18 – 35. Lead role. Conventional, respectable and principled, Sarah is initially a little too buttoned-up for her own good. She has genuine passion for her calling. The actress playing this role has to play convincingly drunk. When under the influence of alcohol she allows her straight-laced persona to slip. Strong movement ability a plus.

Nathan Detroit:
Male. Baritone to High F. 35 – 50. Lead role. Nathan is a lovable rogue, a bit neurotic ,who is always struggling to stay one step ahead of the pack and looking for the big break he never seems to get. Funny, eternally frustrated.

Adelaide:
Female. Mezzo to A. 30s to 40s. Lead role. Lead performer at the ‘Hot Box’ a tacky cabaret joint. Strong comic actress with strong dancing ability. She adores Nathan but is driven crazy by his antics.

Nicely Nicely Johnson:
Male. Tenor to high B flat. 28 to 50. Supporting role. One of Nathan Detroit’s henchmen. Comic, cheerful and likeable he delivers hilarious one-liners and a big, Broadway showstopper (‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’).

Benny Southstreet:
Male. Baritone. 25 – 55 supporting role. Nicely’s pal with whom he sings the duet ‘Guys & Dolls’ and trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’. Upbeat..

Harry the Horse:
Male. Supporting role. A gangster. Side kick and mouthpiece to Big Jule. Although he presents a tough exterior he can be funny and likable.

Big Jule:
Male. Speaking role. 30+. Supporting role. Powerful, intimidating, high status gangster from out of town, whose reputation precedes him. A man of few words but much clout. There is comedy in his straight- talking bluntness.

Arvide Abernathy:
Male. Baritone 60 – 90 supporting role. Sarah’s grandfather and a member of the Save a Soul mission. Wise, warm and caring. Good singing voice

Rusty Charlie:
Male. Baritone 20s+. Supporting role. Small time gambler. Sings the trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’ with Nicely & Benny.

Lt. Brannigan:
Male. Non-singing role. 30+. Supporting role. Member of the police force, wise to the gangsters’ exploits. Tries to keep them in order.

General Matilda B. Cartwright:
Female mezzo 40 – 65 Supporting role. Regional representative of the Save a Soul Mission. Powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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