Guys & Dolls – Ensemble Auditions
Audition time
Friday, 20 October, 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
9 - 16 Jun
Show dates
About

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find new life for his illegal, but notorious, crap game. When their trusty venue is found out by the police, Nathan has to find a new home for his crap game quickly - but he doesn’t have the dough to secure the one location he finds. 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 to Havana, Cuba, with him on a date. 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!

Requirements

See resource 1 for songs

Hot Box Girls: Looking for 6 - 8. Stage age 20 to 45. Good to Great Dancers
Audition Song: Bushel and a Peck. In addition to the great Hot Box numbers these dolls will play multiple roles in New York and Havana. Variety of ages in this chorus line. Bring it ladies! Make ‘em drool!

Salvation Army Girls/ Gospel soloist: Looking for 3/4. Stage age 25 to 70.
Audition Song: Anything you feel shows your voice and range to best effect. In addition to the salvation Army these dolls will play multiple parts in New York and Havana. General Cartwright may be chosen from this group.

The Guys: Looking for at least 10-12. Stage ages 20 to 70. All voice ranges needed.
Audition Song: Guys and Dolls (Happy ending)
These guys will make or break this show. A variety of voices, ages and types from which will come Angie the Ox, Rusty Charlie, Big Jule and the other characters from Damon Runyon’s stories. All will multitask as tourists, waiters and many others. We are looking for stage presence and ability to react.

DANCE AUDITION: Everyone will be expected to dance - particularly as we will be reviving my Gospel ending to Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat. Do not worry. This will be fun. For strong dancers there will be plenty of opportunity to feature.

LADIES - please bring a pair of heeled dance shoes to the audition

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Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Neighbourhood Watch
Audition time
Monday, 20 November, 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
5 - 12 May
Show dates
About

As usual, Alan Ayckbourn tackles social issues and ideas through characters; flawed, familiar, believable characters doing outrageously dark, whilst funny things.

Brother and sister, Martin and Hilda are devoutly Christian. They move into a nice, middle- class area (Bluebell Hill) fringed by a run-down estate. The siblings meet a few of their new neighbours at their housewarming party. Together they set up a Neighbourhood Watch group, without the involvement of any police officers.

The play takes a darker turn when the previously quiet, law-abiding inhabitants of Bluebell Hill become vigilantes, whose good intentions end up doing untold harm.

Requirements

Please see Resource 1 for full details.

**NOTE** If you are unable to make this audition, please contact Steve, as he can offer an alternative date**

Character notes and playing age:

MARTIN (40s): devoutly Christian; moral worthiness is slowly warped into moral obtuseness.
HILDA (a little older): devoutly Christian; find touching notes in her pride in her brother’s unexpected success as a leader of men
ROD (60s): A paranoid ex-security officer, who thinks wielded baseball bats is the answer to local crime
DOROTHY (60s): The estate gossip; a congenital female snooper
GARETH (50s): (AMY’s husband) “mousy” a much-cuckolded unemployed engineer, whose interest in medieval torture devices comes in handy
MAGDA (20s): Music teacher (wife of Luther)
AMY (30s): (Gareth’s wife) is having an affair with Magda's husband Luther, flirts with Martin. flirts with a soft lusciousness
LUTHER (30s): (Husband to Magda) apparently the lone objector to Martin’s draconian measures.

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Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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