Guys and Dolls


Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Directed by John Wilkerson
Musical Direction by Richard Gwozdz
Choreography by Amy Jones
Stage Management by Paula Rae Brown



AUDITIONS: Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
CALL BACKS will be held Wednesday, June 3rd from 7pm to 10pm
REHEARSALS will begin Monday June 8th and will generally be on M/T/W/Th/Sat until opening
PRODUCTION runs July 17th – August 29th, 2015



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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Come prepared to dance and sing 32 bars of a show tune in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot/resume and a filled out list of conflicts. If asked for a callback expect to cold read from the show and possibly learn and execute a song from the show. Please fill out forms provided on this page and bring with you to audition.

PERFORMANCES will be held at the Artisan Center Theater, 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and Saturday matinees 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/2015. Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.



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Conflict Calendar



First performed on Broadway in 1950 GUYS AND DOLLS is a classic romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years and yearns to be married. Nathan, with high rollers in town, turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough to put on his crap game, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. 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. GUYS AND DOLLS features such classic musical numbers as “Guys and Dolls”, “Adelaide’s Lament”, “Bushel and a Peck”, “ If I Were a Bell”, “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”, “Luck be a Lady”, “Marry the Man Today”, I Got the Horse Right Here”, “I’ll Know When My Love Comes Along”, and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.”



NATHAN DETROIT – Reckless and adorable gambler; Adelaide’s
would-be better half. Baritone D – High F.
MISS ADELAIDE – Comic classic showgirl; Nathan’s long
-suffering fiancee of 14 years. Mezzo A – D (belt).
SKY MASTERSON – Handsome, suave gambler who will bet on
anything. Baritone B – E Flat.
SARAH BROWN – Prim Salvation Army officer. Beautiful foil
to Sky’s machismo. Soprano B – High A.
NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON – A never-give-up gambler. Tenor D
flat to High B flat.
ARVIDE ABERNATHY – Sarah’s grandfather – a gentle soul.
Baritone D – High F.
BENNY SOUTHSTREET – Small-time gambler with big ideas.
Baritone D-flat – High G.
RUSTY CHARLEY – Hangs out with Nicely and Benny – another
small-time gambler. Baritone D-flat – High G.
GENERAL MATILDA B. CARTWRIGHT – Salvation Army matron -
tough bird. Mezzo Soprano, E – High A.
Non-Singing Principals:
HARRY THE HORSE – A hoodlum out of Brooklyn. Tough guy.
BIG JULE – Chicago mobster with a snub nosed revolver and
a short temper.
ANGIE THE OX – Another thug.
LT. BRANIGAN – Irish cop taking charge on his beat.

CHORUS (Looking for at least 6 men and 6 women)
Gamblers, Cuban partiers, Hot Box Dolls, Gangsters, Mission
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Artisan Center Theater is a 196 seat theater-in-the-round located at 444 East Pipeline in Hurst, Texas.  Artisan produces 9 main stage shows (family friendly dramas, comedies, and musicals) and 9 children’s shows a year. Artisan was recently named Best Theatre Group by Dallas A-List Voters and is entering its 13th season as one of the top community theaters in the country.  More information can be found at