AUDITION NOTICE – Guys and Dolls

Candlelight Theatre is holding auditions for Guys and Dolls Monday October 8 and
Sunday and Tuesday,  October 14 and 16.

Guys and Dolls – Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser.
Director: Lee Lewis, Choreographer: Jody Anderson

Monday, October 8  6:30 – 9:30 PM
6:30PM
The Rock School
1101 So. Broad St.
Philadelphia PA 19147


Sunday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 16 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Sign – in: 6:30
The Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19810

No appointments. Please prepare 16 – 32 bars showing range and in the style of the show and be prepared to dance. Please bring music in your key, an accompanist will be provided.  Please come with headshot and resume stapled together, do not send in advance.
All roles open and paid. Seeking a diverse cast and encouraging actors of all ethnicities to audition. Restaurant opportunities available.

Rehearsals will begin (approximately) November 20. Performances are January 19 – February 24 and are generally Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  Also scheduled: 1 Thursday evening – February 14, 2 Wednesday matinees – January 23 and February 6.

No phone calls to the theatre, please.



Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Male, 30-45, Tenor (B5-D4): 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, Male, 30-45, Baritone (G5-D4): 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.

Sarah Brown, Female, 20-30, Soprano (G5-B3): A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Mission. Idealistic, sheltered, and straight-laced, she is passionate about her cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with gambler Sky Masterson along the way.

Arvide Abernathy, Male, 60+, Baritone (F5-D4): A member of the Save-a-Soul mission, Arvide is Sarah’s grandfather. He is a reasoned old man with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if he tends to be a little gullible.

Harry The Horse, Male, 35-55, Baritone (G5-F3): 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, Male, 40-55: A tough, no-nonsense, New York police officer who is on to Nathan’s illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him.

Nathan Detroit, Male, 35-45, Baritone (F5-D4): 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, Female, 25-35, Alto (E5-A3): 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.

Sky Masterson, Male, 30-45, Baritone (E5-B3): A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and a wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with missionary Sarah Brown. Suave, smart, handsome.

Big Jule, Male, 30-50, Baritone (G5-F3): An intimidating hustler from Chicago, Big Jule is temperamental and a sore loser. Although not necessarily a large man, stage presence and acting ability are the main requirements for this role.

General Matilda B. Cartwright, Female, 40+, Mezzo-Soprano: Regional representative of the Salvation Army. Powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humor.

Ensemble (male & female, various ages, should sing and dance well): Sightseers, Mission Band (Agatha, Calvin, Martha), Crap Shooters (Liver Lips Louie, Angie The Ox, Rusty Charlie), Hot Box Girls, Waiters, Cuban Dancers.  Many ensemble roles will double and will be prominently used throughout the show.




The Candlelight Theatre is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on


No phone calls to the theatre, please.