Los Alamos Light Opera announces auditions for the 2018 production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Laurie Tomlinson, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz. Hailed as the “perfect musical comedy,” this award-winning classic, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway.
Auditions will be held Thursday, October 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, October 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos. Callbacks will be Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Comfortable clothes and shoes are suggested for the audition. The first hour of the audition will be for dance and movement. Our choreographer, Brooke Davis, will teach short segments of dances in the style of those in Guys and Dolls, and the production team will observe performance of segments in pairs or small groups.
Persons interested in auditioning for a singing role or chorus should come prepared with 32 bars of music to sing, with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Detailed descriptions of the parts and vocal ranges can be found at Musical Theatre International. Cold readings from the script will also be required for major roles.
Anyone interested in auditioning who cannot make the scheduled times can request an alternate time by e-mailing Laurie Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the publisher:
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.
Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser. The large cast features both a variety of ensemble and star roles.
Performance dates for this fabulous musical are Fridays and Saturdays, February 23 and 24, and March 2 and 3, and Sunday, February 25.