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Newport Theatre Arts Center
Show Run: June 2 to June 25, 2023

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. Quintessentially American in spirit, Guys and Dolls
remains a timeless tale that owes its longevity not only to its multitude of memorable characters and
hummable tunes, but also to its enduring themes of ambition, savvy and self-made luck.

April 3 & 4
Open Auditions (prepare a 32-bar song in the style of the show/character in which you are interested).
Monday, April 3rd: 7-9pm
Tuesday, April 4th: 7-9pm
Please bring a resume, head shot, and a list of your conflicts to auditions.
Please be prepared to sing and move.
Callbacks, Wednesday, April 5th, starting at 7pm by invitation (Note: Not all characters may require a
Please be prepared to sing and read from the script.
Video Submissions: If unable to attend one of the two audition dates, video submissions will be accepted
until March 29th. Please send submissions to:

The rehearsal schedule will generally be: Monday through Thursday 7-10pm, and Saturdays TBD (roughly
between 10-4pm). Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, April 18th.

Character Breakdown:
Nicely-Nicely Johnson
Stage Age: 30s to 45
Vocal Range: Tenor (D4 to B5)
Just like his nickname suggests, he is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit
naive, but sincere and genuine. Nathan’s loyal friend and lackey.

Benny Southstreet
Stage Age: 30s to 45
Vocal Range: Baritone (D4 to G5)
Nathan’s right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick, always moving and shaking, but with what he
thinks are Nathan’s best interests at heart.

Rusty Charlie
Stage Age: 30s to 45
Vocal Range: Baritone
Gambler. Sings the trio “Fugue for Tinhorns” with Nicely and Benny

Sarah Brown
Stage Age: 20s to 30s
Vocal Range: Soprano (B3 to G5)
A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Save-a-Soul Mission. She fully believes in
her worthy cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with Sky
along the way. She is prudish and uptight, but eventually lets go.

Arvide Abernathy
Stage Age: 50s to 65
Vocal Range: Baritone (D3 to F4)
The bass drum and cymbal player in the Save-a-Soul Mission band, he is Sarah’s loving grandfather. Wise
and sweet, he wants nothing but the best for her.

Harry the Horse
Stage Age: 35 to 55
Vocal Range: Baritone (F2 to G4)
A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as his bottom 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.

Lieutenant Brannigan (non-singing part)
Stage Age: 40s to 55
A New York police officer who is on to Nathan’s illegal craps game and is dead-set on catching him. A tough,
no-nonsense character.

Nathan Detroit
Stage Age: 35 to 45
Vocal Range: Baritone (D4 to F5)
A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the big time. He loves Adelaide, but
cannot quit his gambling ways. A broke schemer with unwitting ways.

Miss Adelaide
Stage Age: 30-40
Vocal Range: Mezzo (A3 to E5)
Nathan’s fiancée and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub. She loves Nathan more than anything in the
world and desperately wants to get married. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn.

Sky Masterson
Stage Age: 35 to 45
Vocal Range: Baritone (B3 to E5)
A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and a wild card who surprised himself when he falls
in love with the unlikeliest of women. Suave, smart, handsome.

General Matilda B. Cartwright
Stage Age: 40’s - 60’s
Vocal Range: Mezzo
Regional representative of the Salvation Army. Head of the Save-a-Soul Mission. Powerful, matronly,
no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor.

Big Jule
Stage Age: 30s to 50s
Vocal Range: (F3 to G5)
A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into
never losing. A bit of a oaf.

Sightseers, Save-a-Soul Mission Band, Crap Shooters, Hot Box Girls, Waiters, Dancer






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