Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls JR. is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. 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, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Registration Online registration will begin on Sunday, August 9 at 8:00pm PST. Cheesecake Cast – Register HERE Strudel – Register HERE
Rehearsals are split by cast: Cheesecake Cast is ages 8-13 and rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-6:30. Strudel Cast is ages 14-93 and rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-9. This does NOT mean that all actors will be called every day each week. Any conflicts (standing appointments, trips, etc.) need to be noted in the “conflicts” area of registration. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided that will tell which actors are rehearsing on what day.
There will be no rehearsal on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day). A full rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the first rehearsal. Actors will register by cast. All actors who register and audition are cast in the show. Rehearsals for all casts begin Monday, August 31.
There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at 7pm at Hoover Theater.
Cheesecake Cast Ages: 8-13 Rehearses: Mon/Wed/Fri from 4:00-6:30 beginning Monday, August 31
Performances: Friday November 6 at 7pm, Saturday November 7 at 3pm and Sunday November 8 at 11am
Strudel Cast Ages: 14-93 Rehearses: Mon/Wed/Fri from 7-9pm beginning Monday, August 31 Performances: Saturday, November 7 at 11am, Saturday, November 7 at 7pm, Sunday November 8 at 3pm
Tuition Includes: all dramatic/vocal/dance coaching, show t-shirt, script, music CD, costume use (shoes, tights, underclothes not included) and (NEW in 2015) digital access to show photos following performance.
One Actor: $300
Two Actors from same family: $570 (use promo code Tigger2 on first registration page)
Three Actors from same family: $855 (use promo code Tigger3 on first registration page)
Auditions All auditions are at Hoover Theater. You will be sent a link to sign up for an audition date and time after you have registered and paid. Audition spaces will be filled first come first served. Actors unable to make auditions should arrange for an alternate audition with Tanessa Daw. Auditionees should arrive with approximately 1 minute of a song prepared to sing a cappella and from memory. They should expect to do some cold reading from the script and possibly some other acting exercises. They should come in comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement.
Auditions will be held Monday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 26 at the following times for Cheesecake Cast: 4:00-5:00/5:00-6:00
Auditions will be held Monday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 26 at the following times for Strudel Cast: 4:00-4:30/4:45-5:15/5:30-6:00/6:15-6:45/7:00-7:30
Needed for Online Registration: – Actor information (name, birthdate, allergies/medical conditions, t-shirt size)
– Email contact for at least one family member. Please be ready to provide email address for any family member that will want cast updates.
– Rehearsal Availability-which day(s) actor is available/unavailable for rehearsal and specific conflict dates for days where actor is available but has a conflict (examples: available Mondays except 3/23 for overnight trip; will leave at 5pm Wednesdays for ___; cannot rehearse Thursdays). Playful People only needs availability for the rehearsal and show days of the cast that the actor is registering for.
– Tech Week/Show Availability-same as above but for Tech Week and show dates.
– Parent/Guardian information (name, cell phone, email address)
– Emergency Contact other than Parent/Guardian (name/phone/relation to actor)
– Credit card for payment
The following information will be collected after registration: Actor Measurements, Parent Job Choices, Authorization for other adults to pick Actor up from Rehearsal, Insurance Waivers, Actor Bio information
Participation Hours For each participating cast member, 15 hours of adult volunteer work is required (25 hours for two cast members/35 hours for three). If unable to fulfill hours of participation, a buyout option is available at $150/$250/$350. You may pay your buyout at time of registration, otherwise buyout must be paid by September 14. Any late buyout payments will have a 20% late fee added on. Information on Job Choices will be coming soon.
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FAQs Q: Why did tuition increase?
A: While we try to keep our tuition competitive with other theater companies, we did have to raise it in 2015. Our tuition cost stayed the same for some time while the company experienced increased staffing costs, we are now including digital access to show pictures for all actors, and the increased overhead costs for online registrations and payment.
Q: I need to work out a payment plan or ask for a full/partial scholarship. How do I do that?
A: Please contact our Business Director Tanessa Daw BEFORE registration to work out details. We don’t want to turn families away for financial reasons and will do our best to make it work!
Q: I am having problems with the registration program. Who do I contact?
A: Contact our Business Director, Tanessa Daw. Sending emails/texts to Barb and/or Katie in addition will only add confusion to our team!
Q: I have/know of a teen who is interested in being an Intern. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Barb Galiotto.
Q: What is Playful People’s Refund Policy?
A: Playful People Productions refund policy for cast members who withdraw from a production is as follows: from registration to date cast lists are posted, a full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee is given. From the date cast list(s) are posted to the end of the first week of rehearsals, a refund of 50% of tuition will be given. No refunds will be given after the first week of rehearsals.