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2021-22 Season: Guys and Dolls

Performance Dates:

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 and a fan favorite across the country (and a frequent request from Ghostlight patrons as well), we are thrilled to bring Guys and Dolls to our community!
  • July 29, 30, 31; August 05, 06, 07

Venue:

Audition Dates & Location

First-round auditions: May 2nd & 3rd beginning at 7pm
Call back auditions: May 4th at 6:30 pm
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.

Book: Abe Burrows & Jo Swerling

Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser, with songs we all know and love, including Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rocking the BoatA Bushel and a Peck, Adelaide's Lament, If I Were a Bell, I've Never Been in Love Before, and many more! This is one show you won't want to miss!
Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble encourages all community members to participate in Ghostlight productions. We believe that local live theatre should provide a supportive environment for creative expression for people of all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. Every day, we work to ensure that Ghostlight is a safe, welcoming space where all members of our cast, creative team, production crew, volunteers and audience members can learn, grow, and create.
We are proactively working towards greater diversity within the cast of our shows. This is an on-going process, and we recognize that it is our responsibility to broaden our reach to ensure that BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community members are aware of upcoming auditions, and to ensure that they feel welcome to join our productions. We are also broadening our reach to attract BIPOC directors and production team members. We know this can make a significant difference in generating greater diversity at our auditions.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Director: Martie Muldoon

Assistant Director: Chuck Phalen

El Campanil Theatre
602 W. Second Street
Antioch, CA 94509
  • Confirm availability: Prior to signing up to audition, be sure you are available on all performance dates (see dates above) AND also be sure that you are available July 25th - 28th for tech/dress rehearsals.
  • Sign up to audition: Click the "SIGN UP" button below to select the date/time of your audition slot. For those who cannot attend auditions in-person because of school or work, please indicate in the comment section of the Signup Genius that your audition will be via Zoom so we can send you a link.
  • Submit registration form: Please fill out the audition registration form before your audition - note that you will need to upload your headshot and resume, so prepare both before accessing the form. When you are ready, complete the registration form HERE.
  • Prepare for your audition: Please bring one piece of music of your choosing to sing for your audition. An accompanist will be present to play sheet music (please bring the sheet music in your key). We can also play a music backing track from your phone. Monologue is not required. 
  • Callback Info: Callbacks will consist of scene acting, songs from Guys and Dolls, and a dance sequence.

Audition Materials & Information

Audition Location:
400 Guthrie Lane - Brentwood 
(building behind the Brentwood Police Department)
Unable to attend the auditions in-person on the dates specified? You can audition over Zoom as an alternative. See details on this below.

Rehearsals

A rehearsal schedule will be developed after the show has been cast. Typically, rehearsals are held weeknights and weekends to accommodate work / school schedules. Not all cast will be needed at all rehearsals. 
Rehearsals will be held at the same location as auditions: 
400 Guthrie Lane - Brentwood
(building behind the Brentwood Police Department)