Concordia University Wisconsin’s theatre department is preparing for their fall production of Frank Loesser’s 1950 musical – “Guys and Dolls”.
Lori Woodall, director of CUW’s theatre department and of this year’s production, is excited to bring this musical to the stage.
“’Guys and Dolls’ is a classic American musical by Frank Loesser that gives us colorful characters and scenery, two love stories, and an unforgettable musical score,” Woodall said.
Students with an interest in the performing arts, either onstage or off, are needed to help make this musical a success.
“I am looking for a mix of actors, singers, and dancers who have great imagination and enjoy performing. They can be any undergraduate or graduate student from any discipline as long as they have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher,” Woodall said.
While no previous experience in theatre is necessary, students must audition with a one minute monologue and 16 bars of a musical theatre song.
According to Woodall, this production will be informative and relaxing for audience members.
“This musical is important to the student body. Not only does it introduce them to an American classic set in a different period of time, but it also gives them an experience that they can feel good about. Musicals have a unique ability to make an audience transcend their daily life and catapult them to a place of undeniable bliss,” Woodall said.
Along with being entertaining, this musical will include Christian elements, as well.
“Also, this musical has a wonderful theme of redemption, which appeals to our Christian sensibilities and gives us things to think about like overcoming temptation and sin,” Woodall added.
Students interested in taking part in the musical should contact Lori Woodall at Lori.Woodall@cuw.edu or sign up on the audition sheet outside of the backstage door of the Barth Auditorium.
Written by Asher Puls.
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