CTP Summer Theatre Camp

THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE PROJECT

is pleased to offer our annual

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP

JULY 29 – AUGUST 3, 2018

Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on: “The Idyll of Sarah Brown” and characters by Damon Runyon.

Guys and Dolls JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

WHEN:

Read through/auditions: Sunday July 29th  1:00 – 3:30

Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday July 30th  – August 2nd  8:30 – 3:30

Show Time! Friday August 3rd  8:30 – 6:30

 

WHERE: At the Players’ Studio: 435 Josiah Bartlett Road Concord, NH, Sunday – Thursday

Friday, August 3rd at Pembroke Academy Pembroke, NH, Rehearse with lights, sound, costumes

Pizza Party at 5:00, Performance for family and friends at 6:30

 

WHO: Open to 40 young actors ages 8 – 14 years old

 

WHAT:  Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap 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 without ever getting married.  Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown.  Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

 

ROLES IN “GUYS AND DOLLS, JR.”

Nathan Detroit: the heart and soul of Guys and Dolls Jr., Nathan’s big secret is that he wants to marry Adelaide; he just can’t bring himself to admit it.

Miss Adelaide: the classic “intellectually-challenged floozy.” Adelaide needs to be funny and able to do a convincingly thick New York City dialect.

Sky Masterson: the quintessential, “smooth-as-velvet” Broadway gambler; he’s slick and charming. In today’s terms he would be called “a player.” He has a soft spot for Sarah Brown. One of his songs is the big crapshooters number, “Luck Be a Lady.”

Sarah Brown: the “girl next door” with an adventurous side that’s waiting to escape. She is gently authoritative, the mirror opposite of Sky. Sky is her weakness. Sarah is about substance as much as Sky is about style.

Arvide Abernathy: Sarah Brown’s grandfather and the bass drum player in the Mission Band. This part can easily be cast as a girl, changing the character to Sarah’s grandmother.

Nicely-Nicely Johnson: walking, talking, Broadway comedy sidekick of Nathan Detroit. One of his numbers is the showstopper “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.

Benny Southstreet & Rusty Charlie: the small-time gambler sidekicks of Nicely-Nicely Johnson. They open the show with the number “The Fugue for Tin Horns”.

Harry The Horse & Big Jule: are colorful additions to the crapshooters crew, strong and humorous characters who are in all the ensemble numbers.

Lt. Brannigan: the police officer that always plays the patsy and is outwitted by the Gamblers.

General Cartwright: the formidable leader of the Save-a-Soul Mission organization.

Gamblers/Guys: are the well-dressed “comic glue” of the show. They are the rest of the male ensemble (except for the Mission Band).  A variety of gamblers/crapshooters, pedestrians, workers, cops, street vendors, NYC folks of all types, and can certainly include girls playing boys parts!  Angie The Ox is a gambler with one solo speaking line.  Gamblers also include Liver Lips Louie, Society Max, and the Lookout.

Hot Box Girls: work in the club and are in the number “A Bushel and a Peck” where Miss Adelaide is the headliner.

Master of Ceremonies: the host at the Hot Box Club.

Dolls: other ensemble females that are not Hot Box girls or Mission Band members.  Like the Guys, they can represent a variety of colorful NYC characters.

Mission Band: the tireless marching group from the Save-A-Soul Mission.  The Mission Band includes Agatha, Calvin, Martha, and Bertha.

 

Please see attached for the camp registration form: CTP Summer Camp 2018 Form.  Camp often fills up quickly; a $50 deposit will hold a place for your child or children, and the remainder of the payment may be made at the first meeting on July 30.

 To be added to our e-mail list, contact camp director Karen Braz, email k.braz@comcast.net.