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Auditions for Guys & Dolls at The Smith

Geneva Theatre Guild (GTG) and Seneca Community Players (SCP) announce auditions for this summer’s musical blockbuster at the Smith Opera House, “Guys and Dolls.” The show will take place in the newly air-conditioned Smith Opera House on Seneca Street on August 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 8:00 PM, and with a matinee on August 11 at 2:00 PM.Two opportunities to audition will be offered—on May 20 at Studio of the Dance Arts, 63 Fall Street, Seneca Falls and on May 21 at 7:00pm at the Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place, Geneva. Auditions both evenings will begin at 7:00pm. Dancing and non-dancing parts will be available for actors ages 17 (entering junior year in high school) to age 99. Those auditioning should come prepared to dance and sing. A prepared song is not needed as a song will be taught.The production is being staged by award-winning director Pam Rapoza, along with a talented staff of over twenty-five community members from both GTG and SCP. 2013 marks Geneva Theatre Guild’s 35th anniversary, and together with Seneca Community Players, the two groups have been presenting community theatre in the Finger Lakes for over 75 years combined. This is their first collaborative summer project since the 1998 production of ”Mame.”First premiering on Broadway in November, 1950, ”Guys and Dolls” gives audiences a glimpse of post-war Broadway; a world populated by a motley crew of eccentrics, non-conformists, Salvation Army do-gooders, and a group of unforgettable irresponsible characters: gamblers, night-club entertainers, and various categories of “jerks.” Desperate for money, Nathan Detroit, organizer of the “oldest established, permanent floating crap game in New York,” bets high roller Sky Masterson that he can’t convince urban missionary Sarah to travel with him to Cuba. While Sky works on his end of the deal, Nathan tries to stay one step ahead of the law and battles with his fiancé of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide. “Guys and Dolls” is thought by many to be the perfect musical, combining witty plotlines with catchy show tunes to provide something for audience members of all ages.

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