THEATER:Gallimaufry searches for ‘Guys and Dolls’ cast

The oldest established floating crap game in New York will be played in Laguna Beach in a few months.

Gallimaufry Performing Arts has announced auditions for its fall production, Frank Loesser’s popular musical “Guys and Dolls,” for this Saturday "” tomorrow "” but you need to make an appointment now, since the tryouts are by appointment only. These appointments can be made by calling (714) 225-4800.

Meredith Woodson-Hubbard is directing the musical, and all roles open for leads, performing ensemble and vocal ensemble, according to Gallimaufry artistic director Steve Josephson, with Rachel Green serving as musical director and Carrie Woodson choreographing.

Those seeking to become Damon Runyan’s crap shooters, soul savers and Hot Box girls should prepare one ballad and one up-tempo song with sheet music in their own key or recorded accompaniment (no vocals on recordings), and preferably no songs from the show.


A CD player and accompanist will be provided. Any necessary callbacks will be toward the end of the day.

The show is open to all ages 16 and up and there is no pay. Saturday’s auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 2, Dining Room 1 in Laguna Woods, off Moulton Parkway a block west of El Toro Road (use the Gate 12 entrance).

Music rehearsals will be August 25 and 26, then break for the Labor Day holiday. Rehearsals will resume after the holiday and continue through to performances three or four days a week for only four weeks total.

“This is a very low commitment,” Josephson noted, adding that rehearsals will be scheduled weeknights after 7 p.m. and some Saturdays.


“Guys and Dolls” will be presented Sept. 28, 29 and 30 at the Clubhouse Three Auditorium in Laguna Woods and Oct. 7 on Main Beach in Laguna. Performance times will be announced later.

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