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GUYS AND DOLLS Auditions: April 14 & 15

Auditions for the Erie Playhouse mainstage production of GUYS AND DOLLS will be held April 14th and 15th, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Playhouse Rehearsal Hall, 1158 East 12th Street.

Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices Color Conscious casting. All ethnicities and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for these events.

Perusal scripts are available in the box office for 24 hours with a refundable $10 deposit.

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Additional info, including auditions for the remainder of the mainstage season, available on our Auditions page.


Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Directed and Staged by Almitra Clerkin

Assistant Director Daniel Collette

Music Director Devon Yates

Show dates: June 14, 15, 21-23, 27-30

Rehearsals begin mid-April.

You must be at least 16 years old by the time of auditions.


Audition Requirements: Please prepare to sing a brief (32 measures) musical theatre- style song of your choice. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key or a karaoke track. An accompanist will be provided. Also prepare a brief monologue no longer than 60 seconds. A dance audition will be held for people who have not worked with Almi before.

Synopsis: Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to find new life for his illegal, but notorious, craps game. When their trusty venue is found out by the police, Nathan has to find a new home for his craps 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.


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. Gender: Male 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 is Nathan’s best interest at heart. Gender: Male 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 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 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 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Lt. Brannigan A New York police officer who is on to Nathan’s illegal craps game and is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character. Gender: Male

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 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 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 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 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, and more), Hot Box Girls, Waiters, Cuban Dancers