**All those auditioning are required to wear masks when not auditioning**
You do not need to attend both nights of auditions. Sign ups begin at 6:30 for auditions. We will be splitting people into groups for sides, music, and dance so you should expect to stay for several hours - we will let people go as soon as possible.
All auditioners are requested to arrive by 8pm. If you arrive after 8pm, please be advised we can not guarantee you will be seen.
Monday, March 6th at 6 pm
Tuesday, March 7th at 6 pm
Callbacks: Saturday, March 11th
Starting Monday March 13th – Thursday May 4th
Sunday-Thursday, Sundays 6-9pm
and weekday evenings 7-10pm.
Occasional Saturday afternoon rehearsals
may be scheduled.
*you will not be called to every rehearsal
May 5th-21st: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm
Please prepare 32 bars from a Golden Age musical. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to dance if you are auditioning for Adelaide, a Hot Box Dolls, a Crap Shooter, or any featured dance role. If you have them, please bring character shoes, or jazz shoes.
Bring a headshot and resume. Please select 1 side from the provided options to read from (Click HERE for Sides). It does not have to be fully memorized, but we ask that you are familiar with it. All those auditioning must provide proof of complete vaccination.
Please note that The Heights Players is a non-profit theater and this is a non-equity production. All cast and crew volunteer their time and talent. The Heights Players is a membership organization, there is no pay or stipend for any role or position.
There is a $20 membership fee, if cast.
Guys and Dolls
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling / Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed by Marie Ingrisano Isner
Assistant Directed by Dorea Slagle
Musical Direction by Annie Rebold
Choreography by Aurora Dreger
Synopsis: 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. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find a new life for his illegal, but notorious, crap game. When their trusty venue is found out by the police, Nathan has to find a new home for his crap game quickly – but he doesn’t have the dough to secure the one location he finds.
Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to take on any honest bet with a high enough reward attached. Nathan bets Sky that he can’t take the “doll” of Nathan’s choosing to Havana, Cuba, with him on a date. When Sky agrees to the bet, Nathan chooses uptight Evangelist Sergeant Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission. Sky thinks he’s been duped, but he’s in for even more of a surprise when his efforts to woo Sarah are so successful that he falls in love with her himself!
Guys and Dolls takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.”
The Heights Players is located at: 26 Willow Place, between State and Joralemon Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Click For Directions to the John Bourne Theater
Please note that people of all races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. We will also be casting Understudies for lead & supporting roles, and doubling up Ensemble cast. Understudies will be guaranteed at least one performance, out of the 9 shows in the run.
Nicely-Nicely Johnson – Just like the name suggests, Nicely-Nicely is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincere and genuine. Nathan’s loyal friend and lackey. Gender: Male, or female. 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 interest at 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 local 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. 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 is Sarah’s loving grandfather. Wise and sweet, he wants nothing but the best for her. 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 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. 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 games and 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 never hit the bigtime. He loves Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. A broke schemer 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 get married. 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 a wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest of women. 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 own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit of an 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, Cuban Dancers
*some ensemble cast members will be double cast as Understudies