GUYS & DOLLS
PRESENTED IN THE WILSON AUDITORIUM
Book By: Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling
Music & Lyrics By: Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Director: Aaron Nichols & Robert Tombari
Music Director: Roy Bronkeman
Choreographer: Nikki Pittman
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show has been done with numerous all-star casts, including productions/concerts featuring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Biel.
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps 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. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. 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.
Monday, April 10 @ 6-9 pm
Tuesday, April 11 @ 6-9 pm
South Bend Civic Theater
403 N. Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Rehearsals are Monday-Friday 6-9:30pm
Beginning June 1st
*some small group workshops before, depending on cast availability
There are no Saturday or Sunday rehearsals until tech week.
April 11-15, 2023
Wenesday April 26, 2023
Thursday June 15 at 7:30pm — PAY WHAT YOU CAN DRESS REHEARSAL
Friday June 16 at 7:30pm
Saturday June 17 at 7:30pm
Sunday June 18 at 2:00pm
Wednesday June 21 at 7:30pm
Thursday June 22 at 7:30pm
Friday June 23 at 7:30pm
Saturday June 24 at 7:30pm
Sunday June 25 at 2:00pm
Friday June 30 at 7:30pm — Performance at Howard Park
Saturday July 1 at 7:30pm
Sunday July 2 at 2:00pm
What To Prepare
Script Sides in which actors will be asked to read for the Audition can be viewed by clicking here.
Audition/Callback location: South Bend Civic- 403 N. Main Street, South Bend, Indiana — Enter through main doors off Main Street
*When considering roles you’d like to audition for, be aware that many roles are flexible in terms of gender, age, and ethnicity.
The part of Sky Masterson will be played by Alastair Willis. All other roles will be cast from the CIVIC’s open auditions on April 10-12.
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.