Guys and Dolls Broadway Jr. Showkit
By Frank Loesser
Bring the magic of Broadway to your classroom and school theater with these student adaptations of classic Broadway musicals. Each of these treasured tales is teacher-tested, kid-friendly, and custom tailored for success.
The ShowKit includes all the resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming, and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration.
The vocal parts have been carefully adapted to be sung by unchanged or changed voices and the script and score have been custom-tailored to make the show appropriate for young performers through the ninth grade.
Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year.
Who is eligible to purchase this showkit?
All other organizations must order directly from Music Theater International (MTI).
One of Broadway’s most hilarious shows, Guys and Dolls has been described as the perfect musical comedy. It is primarily based on Damon Runyon’s short story "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown," which describes the unlikely romance between a pure at heart urban missionary and a slick Broadway gambler. The show’s second romantic storyline involves Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide, who have been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan organizes "the oldest established, permanent floating craps game in New York," and Adelaide is the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub.
Cast of Characters:
Nathan Detroit needn't be a great singer, but should be a good actor with excellent comic timing.
Adelaide needn’t be a great singer, but must have a strong character voice and a good sense of pitch. She needs to be able to do a New York accent and have good comic timing.
Sky Masterson is the quintessential, smooth as velvet Broadway gambler. He needn’t be a great singer, but MUST be able to own the stage in “Luck Be a Lady.”
Sarah Brown is the girl next door with a more adventurous side that’s waiting to get out. She must be an excellent singer and a good actor.
Arvide Abernathy is Sarah’s grandfather. May also be cast as a girl, changing to Sarah’s grandmother.
Nicely is walking, talking Broadway comedy. Your Nicely could be any physical type, but a great comedic actor and a wonderful singer.
Benny Southstreet is a gambler.
Rusty Charlie is a gambler.
Harry the Horse is a gambler.
Lt. Brannigan is a New York City cop.
General Cartwright is head of the Save-a-Soul mission.
Big Jule is a very tough, gun-toting gangster from Chicago.
Mimi is a doll.
Angie the Ox is a gambler.
Guys – The rest of your male ensemble (except for the mission band) can be cast as "guys." They are the crapshooters, gamblers, workers, New York City folks of all types.
Dolls – The Dolls are your Hot Box girls and other ensemble females. You will want to designate your Hot Box girls as your preferred singers and dancers. Frequently, you will have many more girls than boys audition, so you may want to cast some of your girls as “guys.”
Mission Band includes Agatha and Calvin. You can fill out the ensemble of your production by adding as many members of the Mission Band as your stage can accommodate.
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