Interested in being a part of the show? See the casting information below!
Any questions? Feel free to contact us!
3 Female Principals (Sarah, Adelaide and the General)
9 Male Principals ( Sky, Nathan, Nicely- Nicely, Benny, Harry the Horse, Rusty Charlie, Big Jule, Lt Brannigan, Arvide)
Additional Crapshooters: (5 min but could have more)
Angie the Ox, Brandy Bottle Bates, Scranton Slim, Society Max, Liver Lips Louis (These are referenced in the script).
If we have more I have researched other actual names we can use.
Joey Biltmore and the MC are voiceovers (we can use one or two of the males above)
7 Mission band members (5 female and 2 male), named speaking roles are Agatha, Martha and Calvin
2/3 additional female ensemble members (but optional)
8 Hotbox girls to inc Mimi
Total company: (Min numbers)
16 females (plus optional 2/3)
Cast List and Character Notes (all these parts will be subject to an audition)
Age ranges: The playing ages are a rough guide. When casting roles the panel need to consider the relative ages of performers cast in those roles that require the audience to believe in particular relationships e.g. romantic partnerships, couples, family relationships and work roles. Therefore, your suitability for casting might depend on the ‘playing age’ of the person you are being cast opposite.
Sky Masterson: Male. Baritone B to Eb. Playing age 26 – 38. Lead role
Charismatic, cool and charming. Sky is a suave, intelligent and confident gangster who naturally commands others’ respect and attention. Handsome, with buckets of stage presence and sex appeal, he is familiar with attracting the attention of the ladies but finds himself falling in love with the one woman who brushes off his advances. He surprises himself by discarding his spontaneous, free-wheeling lifestyle for a conventional romance. Some dance/movement ability would be useful (though not essential) for the crap shooting sequence.
Sarah Brown: Female. Soprano to High A. Playing age 18 – 35. Lead role.
Conventional, respectable and principled, Sarah is initially a little too buttoned-up for her own good. She has genuine passion for her calling and compassion for her ‘fold’ but gives Sky an initial frosty response. The actress playing this role has to play convincingly drunk, when under the influence of alcohol she allows her straight-laced persona to slip and falls exuberantly and madly in love. She goes on a journey of reconciling her feelings with her beliefs, and changing some of her prejudices so that her head can follow her heart.
Nathan Detroit: Male. Baritone to High F. Playing age 35 – 50. Lead role.
Organiser of the floating crap game. With a tendency towards neuroticism Nathan is a lovable rogue who is always struggling to stay one step ahead of the pack and looking for the big break he never seems to get. Funny, frustrated but romantic his heart is torn between the camaraderie of his gambling circle and the woman he loves.
Adelaide: Female. Mezzo to A. Playing age 30s to 40s. Lead role
Lead performer at the ‘Hot Box’ a somewhat tacky and dodgy cabaret joint. Strong comic actress required with dancing ability and ability to carry off a basque and stockings. She spends the whole show with the symptoms of a cold, acting through sneezes and congestion. She adores Nathan but is driven crazy by his antics with the gambling ring and having been engaged to him for 14 years.
Nicely Nicely Johnson: Male. Tenor to high B flat. Playing age 30 to 50. Supporting role Best pal to Nathan Detroit. With a voracious appetite and boundless enthusiasm, Nicely is ‘nice’ by nature and name. Comic, cheerful and likeable he delivers hilarious one-liners and a big, Broadway showstopper (‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’) with equal aplomb. Size does not matter.
Benny Southstreet: Male. Baritone. 25 – 55 supporting role.
Nicley’s pal with whom he sings the duet ‘Guys & Dolls’ and trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorms’. Upbeat, sometimes nervy and appears laid-back. He is more of a novice in the gangster business and further down the pecking order. Characterful
Harry the Horse: Male. Supporting role. 25-45 supporting role
Another gangster. Has come into money by collecting the reward on his father (!). Side kick and mouthpiece to Big Jule, so, though a pleasant rogue, is more on the ball and can be a cool customer who is able to stand his ground when necessary. Sings with ensemble but not alone. An ex jockey. He needs a character walk and stance.
Big Jule: Male. Speaking role. Playing age 35+. Supporting role.
Powerful, intimidating, high status gangster from out of town, whose reputation precedes him. A man of few words but much clout. There is comedy in his straight- talking bluntness. Usually played by an actor of large height and stature to match his name, but can be played a diminutive actor as an ironic and comic gesture. Enters the story part way through the first act.
Arvide Abernathy: Male. Baritone 60 – 90 supporting role.
Sarah’s grandfather and significant member of the Salvation Army mission. Wise, warm and caring.
Rusty Charlie: Male. Baritone 20s and above. Cameo
Sings the trio ‘Fugue for Tinhorns’ with Nicely & Benny.
Lt. Brannigan: Male. Non-singing role. Playing age 35+. Minor Role
Member of the local police force, wise to the gangsters’ exploits and trying to keep them in order. Commands respect from Nathan and the guys. Should be played with Irish/American accent.
General Matilda B. Cartwright: Female mezzo 40 – 65 cameo
Regional representative of the Salavation Army. Powerful, matronly, no-nonsense with a formidable presence and, it transpires, a sense of humour.
Hot Box Girls female 16 – 35 chorus
We are looking for 8 females to make up this chorus of performers who back-up Adelaide in her night club act. Strong dancing, singing and character performance required. They perform 2 numbers with Adelaide – one of which involves stripping down to a basque and stockings. They will double into other aspects of the female ensemble.
Ensemble: The ensemble make up the characters of Times Square, gangsters and their molls, Salvation Army personnel and other cameos. We are looking for strong performers who can create individual, well-drawn characters, to include a range of dancing abilities for the different ensemble scenes.