Auditions

 

 

Aldersgate Church Community Theater (ACCT) announces our winter production of Guys and Dolls Jr.

Book: Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling Music: Frank Loesser

Directed and Choreographed by Emily Jonas
Musical Directed by Heather Gifford
Produced by Julia St. Pierre
Executive Producer: Austin Fodrie
Performances: January 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

 Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
Meet in the Lobby

October 20, 1:00-4:00pm
October 21, 6:00-8:30pm
Callbacks will be by invitation only on October 22 at 6:30-8:30pm

Guys and Dolls Audition Packet Final

Day of Auditions

1.  Children ages 8-18 will need to be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. They can choose to have accompaniment, in which case they must bring their music with them.
2. They will be asked to read lines from the script.
3. They will also be asked to dance during the auditions.
4. Calls will be made Monday morning for calls backs (which will be later that evening). Please be prepared for a fast turn-around! Just because you have not been called back does not necessarily mean you will not be cast in the show.
5. All children who are auditioning should bring a recent photo, the completed Audition Form, and an accurate Conflicts Calendar (even if your child does not have any conflicts) available on the Auditions page of www.acctonline.org

Character Descriptions

Nathan Detroit: 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: 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.
Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Just like his name suggests, he 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.
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.
Rusty Charlie: Rounds out the gambling trio- looking to help find a place for the ever-famous craps game.
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. 
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.
Mission Band Members Agatha, Calvin, Martha, Bertha: Play instruments and head out to find “sinners” and save their souls. Considered to be Sarah’s posse.
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.
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.
Angie the Ox, Liver Lips Louie, Society Max, Lookout: Gambler with memorable lines. Mimi: Sassy hotbox woman and dancer. Needs to be empowered and vocal! Will most likely have a dance solo.
Hot Box Girls Miss Adelaide’s posse and crew.
Master of Ceremonies: Head of the Hot Box club!
General Cartwright: Head of Mission/Save-a-Soul mission organization.
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.
Ensembles:
Gamblers/ Guys/ CrapsShooters
Hot Box Girls/ The Dolls
Mission Band
Cops
Street Vendors