Auditions

Stolen Shakespeare Guild Auditions

Stolen ShakespeareGuild Auditions

Guys and Dolls

With music and lyricsby Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “TheIdyll of Miss Sarah Brown.”

Production Dates: April19, 2024 – May 5, 2024

Directed by Tatum Love

Music Direction byLauren Morgan

Choreography by AshleyTysor

 

Where and When is the audition?

Auditions will be on Tuesday, February 20th starting at 7:00 p,m at First Christian Church,Irving South - 114 West Grauwyler Rd. Irving, TX 75061. You will need to makean appointment to audition.

 

How do I get an appointment?

1)     Please email us at shakespeareguild@aol.com  to make your audition appointment.

2)      In the initial e-mailsend us a list of your conflicts for March 1 – May 5, 2024. We ask for thisbecause we don’t want to waste your time auditioning if you are unable to cometo rehearsals/shows.

3)      Also, send us yourcontact information.

 

WhatDo I need to do or bring?

-         You will need to sing 32 bars of aBroadway Song, we will have accompaniment so bring a copy of the song for accompanistto play or bring your own recorded accompaniment to play on your phone. ASpeaker can be provided.  

-         Wear or bring clothes and shoes you canmove in; we will be doing a short dance combination.

-         BRINGA COPY OF YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO THE AUDITION.

-         Beprepared to cold read from the script.

 

Callbacks, FacebookGroup, Video audition?

-         Callbacks if needed will be on February25, Time TBA

-         If you wish you may join the SSGAuditions Facebook group. In the group we post sides, updates on the audition,and let you know when all parts have been cast.

-         Video audition: While we can accept avideo audition if you cannot make it to the live audition, we highly recommendattending the in-person session. Please note that you may be at a disadvantagewhen competing with those who attend the live audition.

 

Non-Equity Actors Compensation:

1)      We will provide a minimum stipend of $100.00.

2)     $50.00 bonus to SSGactor ensemble members (To become an ensemble member, you will have to havebeen in at least 10 different SSG shows as an actor, actress, or performer.)

3)     You will receive 2comps for the opening weekend only. If opening weekend sales out these compsare no longer available.

4)      You receive an actor’s pass which you may useonly for yourself to see our future shows on opening weekends for one year.

 

Equity Actors:

We are not able to provide equity contracts currently.

 

Things to know before you audition and accept a role:

1)     Rehearsalscould begin as soon as March 1, 2024. Rehearsals will be in Irving and willmove to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theater in Fort Worth theweek of the production.

2)     Our auditions and castings are conducted in anenvironment where everyone's safety is a top priority. Any form of bullying isstrictly prohibited, and we have a zero-tolerance policy for derogatorycomments about aspects such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation,gender, or identity. We welcome and encourage individuals from all backgroundsto audition and be a part of our productions!

3)      Participation in the strike is required to bein the shows and receive stipends.

4)     While we no longer ask about Covid 19vaccinations, we do sometimes take precautions to keep the cast from gettingsick, not just from Covid, but from colds and flu. We may require you to wearmasks, and follow our other protocols if someone gets sick.

5)     Some roles/couples will have scenes that involve mildphysical contact and intimacy, such as kissing and hugging.

 

ALL PARTS AVAILABLE:

 

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Dance Requirements: Seeking performers withbackgrounds in jazz, ballet, and partnering. / Callbacks will include a dance call, if asked to return please wearsomething you can move in!

 

CharacterBreakdown

 

Nicely-Nicely Johnson

Just like his name suggests, he is the nicest andcheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincereand genuine. Nathan's loyal friend and lackey.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Benny Southstreet

Nathan's right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick,always moving and shaking, but with what he thinks are Nathan's best interestat heart.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Sarah Brown

A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the localMission. She fully believes in her worthy cause and wishes to convert thegambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with Sky along the way.She is prudish and uptight, but eventually lets go.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Arvide Abernathy

The bass drum and cymbal player in the Mission band, he isSarah's loving grandfather. Wise and sweet, he wants nothing but the best forher.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Harry The Horse

A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as hisbottom line. Brings Big Jule into Nathan's craps game and backs his cheating,but is also a man of his word in the gambling community.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Lt. Brannigan

A New York police officer who is on to Nathan's illegal craps gamesand is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

 

Nathan Detroit

A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could neverhit the bigtime. He loves Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. A brokeschemer with unwitting ways.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Miss Adelaide

Nathan's fiancé and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub.She loves Nathan more than anything in the world and desperately wants to getmarried. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Sky Masterson

A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and awild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest ofwomen. Suave, smart, handsome.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Big Jule

A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his ownpair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit ofan oaf.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Ensemble

Sightseers, Mission Band (Agatha, Calvin, Martha), Crap Shooters(Liver Lips Louie, Angie The Ox, Rusty Charlie), Hot Box Girls, Waiters, CubanDancers