Character Descriptions

Guys and Dolls

Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:30pm
or
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:00pm

Directed by Jan Isaacson
Choreographed by Jan Isaacson
Musical direction by Steve Isaacson

Opens Friday, April 20, 2018


All Roles Open

Role Description
Nathan Detroit Comic lead, character singer, good comic timing
Miss Adelaide Broadway Belt voice, comic actress
Sarah Brown Legit Broadway Soprano, strong, stoic
Sky Masterson Legit Baritone, smooth and sure of himself
Nicely-Nicely Johnson Strong Tenor, comic actor (sings "Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat")
Benny Southstreet Tenor or Baritone, good comic actor (sings Title Song with Nicely)
Harry the Horse Character singer, good comic
Lt. Brannigan Non-singing, must act well
Big Jule Character singer, Big tough guy
Rusty Charlie Sings well, opening song (Fugue for Tinhorns)
Arvide Abernathy Tenor or Baritone, father figure to Sarah Brown
General Cartwright Sings, acts well
Ensemble A large ensemble of hot box dancers, mission band & many gamblers (singers & dancers, good small parts)

Plot Synopsis

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”.