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Auditions

Current Auditions
 

Guys and Dolls

A Musical Fable of Broadway

 

Based on a story and Characters of Damon Runyon

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Directed by Katie Laris

Musical Director: David Potter

Choreographer: Christina McCarthy

Important Dates

Musical auditions will be held first for principals and chorus. Please prepare a song from traditional musical theatre - also bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Choose a song that shows your ability to tell a story through song.

 

Singing Auditions: January 29th from 12:00-4:00pm, Garvin Theatre

Dance Auditions: January 29th from 12:00-4:00pm, Jurkowitz Theatre

Callbacks: February 4th from  11:00am-4:00pm

Rehearsals begin: May 22nd, 2023

Performances: July 12th – July 29th, 2023  

Please complete the audition form and bring it with you to your audition.

Synopsis

 

Set in New York City in the early 1950’s the play centers around two gamblers: Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit and two women: Sarah Brown (a leader at a rescue mission) and Miss Adelaide (a nightclub dancer). Nathan Detroit’s only hope of finding a place for a huge crap game hinges on winning a bet with Sky Masterson that he won’t be able to convince prim Sarah to have dinner with him in Havana. Meanwhile Detroit’s own engagement to Miss Adelaide has been going on for years and the pressure is on to finally get married.  The stakes keep getting higher for all the characters as the musical moves towards a big romantic finale.

 

 

Character Breakdown

 

AVAILABLE ROLES (the age range is rather flexible because we will be casting to relative parity among the four leads):

Sky Masterson: Male. Baritone B to Eb. Playing age 23-38. Lead role
Charismatic, cool and confident. He is at home and respected wherever he goes.  He carries the principle romantic story arc and so must convincingly change for love over the course of the musical.

 

Sarah Brown: Female. Soprano to High A. Playing age 18-35. Lead role.
Highly respectable and principled, she is  very buttoned up and rather cool to Sky’s advances initially; however, over the course of the musical she falls exuberantly in love and must, like Sky, believably transform over the course of the musical.

 

Nathan Detroit: Male. Baritone to High F. Playing age 24-40. Lead role.
Funny, emotional, stressed out and struggling to get his big break from moment to moment, Nathan is the head organizer of the floating crap game and believably in love with Adelaide despite his hesitation to commit.

 

Adelaide: Female. Belting Mezzo to A. Playing age 22-40. Lead role
Lead performer at the ‘Hot Box’ a low rent night club, Adelaide is funny, emotional and almost throughout the play in the grip of a cold. Must be comfortable dancing in heels.

 

Nicely Nicely Johnson: Male. Tenor to high B flat. Playing age 21-50. Supporting role Best buddy of Nathan Detroit’s  and a voracious gambler and eater.  Funny, nice, cheerful and has to be able to deliver the range and power of “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”

 

Benny Southstreet: Male. Baritone. Playing age 20 – 55 supporting role.
Not as well connected as Nicely Nicely but an associate and friend of Nathan’s and Nicely’s.

 

Harry the Horse: Male. Playing age 25-50 Supporting role.
Gangster who collected the reward on his own father and is ready to gamble.

 

Big Jule: Male. Speaking role. Playing age 35+. Supporting role.
Powerful, intimidating, high status gangster from out of town, whose reputation precedes him.  

 

Arvide Abernathy: Male. Baritone Playing age 50 – 90 supporting role.
Sarah’s grandfather and one of the leaders of the Salvation Army mission. Wise, warm and caring.

 

Rusty Charlie: Male. Baritone Playing age 20s and above Gambler; sings the trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’ with Nicely & Benny.

 

Lt. Brannigan: Male. Non-singing role. Playing age 30-60
Member of the local police force, commands respect

 

General Matilda B. Cartwright: Female mezzo Playing age 35-60  
Regional representative of the Salvation Army. Powerful, matronly, no-nonsense but has a sense of humor.

Hot Box Girls: female playing age 16 – 35 chorus
We are looking for women who are strong dancers, singers and actors. They perform 2 numbers with Adelaide . They will double into other characters from the rescue mission and other scenes.

 

Gamblers/NY residents, Salvation Army members: Playing age 15-40 Dancing and singing ensemble

 

Audition Requirements

Please prepare a song from traditional musical theatre -  also bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Choose a song that shows your ability to tell a story through song.

Instructions: 

To sign up for an audition time contact Katie Laris at larisk@sbcc.edu.

To upload a video submission click here.

Please download an audition form here to fill out and bring to your audition. Those submitting videos can complete the online form.

Auditionees can park in Lot 4A-4D on the West Campus, parking permits are not needed on these dates.

CONTACT Katie Laris, email: LarisK@sbcc.edu, 805-965-0581, ext. 2497, to schedule an audition

George and Emily Get Married

A new play by Rick Mokler

Directed by Rick Mokler

Important Dates

Auditions: Tuesday, February 7th from 5:30pm-8:30pm by appointment in the Jurkowitz Theatre (or by video submission: deadline Tuesday, February 7th at 8:30pm)

Callbacks: Monday, February 13th in the Jurkowitz Theatre

Rehearsals begin:  Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Performances:  April 12-29, 2023 in the Jurkowitz Theatre

Please complete the audition form and bring it with you to your audition.

george

Synopsis

 

George and Emily Get Married re-examines “Love and Marriage” through a contemporary lens. Gentle, insightful, romantic and complete with an onstage wedding reception that includes the audience, the play chronicles George and Emily’s wedding day from beginning to end, with a flashback to a critical day in their past and a side trip to a lecture on the history of marriage.

 

 

Character Breakdown

 

All roles can be any ethnicity.

 

Leading Roles:

 

The Host: M or F, over 40 – An actor, the host talks directly to the audience. He or she introduces each scene, provides background on the characters and serves as the officiant for George and Emily’s wedding. He or she is warm and thoughtful and possesses a quiet sense of humor.

 

George: 33 – Kind and introspective with a dry sense of humor. A late bloomer. First appears as a 22 year old. He has known Emily his entire life.

 

Emily: 33 – Academically brilliant but, at times, emotionally fragile. Willing to ask tough questions; equally willing to answer them. Also appears as a 22 year old. She has known George her entire life.

 

Emily’s mother (Mira): 50-60 – Her husband of 30 years left her two years ago. She hasn’t recovered from the separation and is very anxious about seeing her ex-husband at their daughter’s wedding.

 

Supporting Roles:

Emily’s father (Charles): 50-60 – A decent man, a deep thinker, a good father.

 

Emily’s brother (Wally): 28 – He moved back to his childhood home to help his mother out after his parent’s separation. A nice young man who has a great relationship with his mom.

 

Professor Alison Willard: 50-60 - a cheerful, slightly scattered, well-meaning academic. She teaches Women’s Studies at a local college. (The performer who plays Professor Willard will also play George’s mother).

 

George’s mother (Julia): 50-60 – A bit more formal than her husband; a devout Catholic. (The performer who plays George’s mother will also play Professor Willard).

 

George’s Father (Frank): 50-60 – Quiet but not shy. Has keen insights into his son.

 

George’s sister (Rebecca): 30 – Brilliant, stylish, charming and driven. Has an MBA from Penn and a PhD from Stanford.

 

CONTACT: Christina Frank-Bellew, cmfrank1@pipeline.sbcc.edu for an audition time, sides, parking passes and for more information. See below for video submissions

 

Audition Requirements

Please prepare a monologue from one of our pre-selected sides. A reader will be available at the auditions to read the other characters in your side.

Instructions: 

To sign up for an audition time contact Christina Frank-Bellew, cmfrank1@pipeline.sbcc.edu.

To upload a video submission click here.

Please download an audition form here to fill out and bring to your audition. Those submitting videos can complete the online form.

Auditionees can park in Lot 4A-4D on the West Campus, parking permits are not needed on these dates.

CONTACT Christina Frank-Bellew, cmfrank1@pipeline.sbcc.edu, to schedule an audition

"I Love acting, it's much more real than life."

-Oscar Wilde

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