Cast members sought for WCCT musical

Auditions for “Guys and Dolls,” the Webster City Community Theatre’s summer production, are scheduled March 30 at 4pm and March 31 at 7pm. Auditions will be held at the First Congregational UCC Church across the street from the theater. Perusal copies of the script and music CDs are available for three-day checkout at the Kendall Young Library. You do not need to bring a prepared audition piece.

“Guys and Dolls,” opened in 1950. It’s based on a Damon Runyon short story about an unlikely romance between Sarah Brown, an urban missionary, and Sky Masterson, a smooth talking, street-smart gambler. A second story line involves Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide, who have been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan runs the “oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York.” Adelaide is the star attraction at the Hot Box nightclub. The cast and chorus includes an assortment of gamblers, chorus girls, mission band members, tourists, con men, hucksters, and other denizens of the street.

“Guys and Dolls” has had several successful stage revivals over the years. The 1955 movie starred Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Vivian Blaine, Jean Simmons, and Stubby Kaye. Signature tunes include “Bushel and a Peck,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

WCCT’s version of Guys and Dolls opens July 10 for eight performances. Wil Groves is the director and Anne Sherve-Ose is the musical director. For more information, call Groves at 835-2342.