Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.
The show will be directed by Charlie Leonard, with music direction by Janine Gagnon and choreography by Barb Brauch.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION, AND WHEN DO AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE?
Regular auditions for Guys and Dolls JR are open to actors who are currently in grades 3 through 8 (2019-2020 school year). They will take place at the following times:
- Monday, March 9 from 5:00-6:45pm
- Tuesday, March 10 from 5:00-6:45pm
- Thursday, March 12 from 5:00-6:45pm
Actors who wish to audition should plan to come to their choice of one of those three audition sessions. Please sign up by clicking HERE so that we know who to expect on each evening. Please help us (and yourselves) out by doing your best to sign up for the audition session that has the fewest attendees, even if it means coming on a night different from all of your friends.
Callback auditions for select actors will take place on Monday, March 16 from 5:00-6:45pm. A list of actors needed at callbacks will be posted on this page by 3:00pm on Friday, March 13. If you cannot attend the callback auditions, please make sure the directing team is aware of that at your first audition.
Following the callbacks on March 16, the final cast list will be posted by 10:00am on Tuesday, March 17 — with the first rehearsal set for that same evening.
If you wish to audition for the show, but are unable to make any of the scheduled audition times, we would be happy to set up an individual audition or allow you to submit a video audition. Please contact Charlie Leonard ASAP if you need to make these arrangements. All first round auditions must be completed by the end of the day on Thursday, March 12.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING FOR MY AUDITION?
All auditionees (with their parents) need to fill out the online “Guys and Dolls JR Actor Info & Conflict Form,” which can be accessed by clicking HERE. You will need to have your personal calendar handy in order to accurately complete the “conflict form” portion of the document. This form must be completed by the time you audition in order for you to be considered for the cast of the show. Please note that a parental “e-signature” is required.
When you audition for BWTC shows, we do not generally ask you to prepare anything ahead of time, so you do not need to worry about that. All audition materials will be taught at the auditions.
WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Regular rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, March 17, and will generally follow this schedule through Saturday, May 9:
- Mondays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Tuesdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Thursdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm
The complete rehearsal schedule can be found in the online “Guys and Dolls JR Actor Info & Conflict Sheet.” Again, please note that that online form must be completed prior to your audition.
HOW ABOUT DRESS/TECH REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES?
Extended dress/tech rehearsals, at which attendance is mandatory, will take place on the following schedule:
- Monday, May 11 from 5:00-8:30pm
- Tuesday, May 12 from 5:00-8:30pm
- Wednesday May 13 from 5:00-8:30pm
- Thursday, May 14 from 5:00-8:30pm
Performances, at which attendance is (obviously) mandatory, will take place on the following schedule:
- Friday, May 15 @ 7:00pm
- *Saturday, May 16 @ 1:00pm (not scheduled yet/potential add-on)
- Saturday, May 16 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, May 17 @ 2:00pm
- Friday, May 22 @ 7:00pm
- Saturday, May 23 @ 1:00pm
- Saturday, May 23 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, May 24 @ 2:00pm
The cast is generally called to the theatre two hours before each performance.
Actors who are cast in Guys and Dolls JR will pay a production fee of $345 per person. Scholarships are available. For information on scholarships, please contact Alison Haseman, BWTC office manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your audition. We have a limited number of scholarships available for each show, so please note that we may not be able to honor a scholarship request that is made after the show has been cast.
If you have any questions about the show — or about about Blue Water Theatre Company in general — please contact Charlie Leonard at email@example.com