Auditions

The Cedar Falls Community Theatre holds open auditions 4-5 times per year. The audition process is usually pretty loose and informal. Actors auditioning do not need to bring a prepared monologue. The actors will read from the script used in the show. At auditions, actors will fill out an audition form with basic information that includes education, acting background, show experience and any arts, acting, dance or musical training. Audition dates are set by the director and the theatre for each show about four months before performance is to begin. Actual auditions are usually held about eight weeks before opening night of that particular show. Check the blog on the home page on a regular basis for information about shows coming up, including information about auditions.

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GUYS AND DOLLS Audition Information

  • GUYS AND DOLLS music & lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
  • AUDITIONS: April 2 & 3 @ 7:00pm
  • DIRECTOR: Liane Nichols. Musical Director/Conductor: Leonard Upham. Vocal Director: Rosemary Gast. Choreographer: Aaron Hansen
  • This show, which has been called “the perfect musical comedy,” is a revival of CFCT’s 2001 hit production. From gamblers to showgirls to inner city missionaries, the characters are unforgettable, taking us to Times Square, Havana, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually with everyone ending up right where they belong. The names Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, and Miss Adelaide are iconic in the musical comedy genre. With songs like “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Take Back Your Mink,” and “Guys and Dolls,” get ready for a truly lively revival of a great show . “…the show that defines Broadway dazzle.” – NY Times
  • Each person will need to:
  • VERY IMPORTANT BRING CALENDARS to NOTE CONFLICTS Auditions will be read from excerpts from the script. It’s important to come with a song prepared and music for an accompanist to play. CFCT’s pianist will be available. Wear comfortable clothing – you may be asked to learn a simple dance combination. Previous dance training is helpful, but not necessary. If you are unable to make these times, contact the director at 266-2376. All roles involve singing so everyone auditioning needs to come with a song prepared. An accompanist will be available. Be ready to “sell” your song. You may be asked to read something from the score.
  • Characters include • Nicely-Nicely Johnson - gambler who likes to eat • Benny Southstreet - gambler who plays the horses • Rusty Charlie - gambler who plays the horses • Sarah Brown - enthusiastic mission worker, object of Sky’s attention • Arvide Abernathy - Sarah’s grandfather and fellow mission worker Mission Band - number to be determined Lt. Brannigan - detective assigned to the neighborhood • Nathan Detroit - gambler desperate to set up a crap game, Sky’s friend, in love with Adelaide • Miss Adelaide - Nightclub singer, in love with Nathan • Sky Masterson - Experienced gambler pursuing Sarah on a bet The Hot Box Girls - Adelaide’s friends & back-ups – number of girls to be determined General Matilda B. Cartwright - Visiting dignitary, inspecting Mission progress Big Jule - Well-know big and tough gambler from Chicago Other gamblers: Harry the Horse Angie the Ox Scranton Slim Liver Lips Louie Brandy Bottle Bates The Greek The Ensemble - a variety of “types” on the New York streets, in the nightclub, in the Mission, in Havana clubs including photographer, film mogul, tourists, newsstand lady, actress, tour guide, policeman, bobby soxers, bag lady, hooker, waiter, flower vender, and others.
  • JUNE 9TH @ 7:30pm
  • JUNE 10TH @ 7:30pm
  • JUNE 11TH @ 2:00pm
  • JUNE 16TH @ 7:30pm
  • JUNE 17TH @ 7:30pm
  • JUNE 18TH @ 2:00pm