The Portland Civic Players are excited to announce audition dates for their fall production of Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls! Auditions will be held Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29 at 7pm at the Portland Community Theater located at 231 Maple Street in Portland. Performance dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12.

Auditions are open to all persons 17+ in age. Please bring an audition piece to sing, with a backing track. There will be a dance portion to this audition that will be taught before auditions begin and The play will be directed by Matthew Thelen and Lynette King. Visit or the Portland Civic Players Facebook page for details and updates.

Based on a collection of short stories written by Damon Runyon, primarily “The Idylls of Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure”, Guys and Dolls premiered on Broadway in 1950 and received the Tony award for best musical. With Multiple revivals on Broadway and in London, and over 1,000 shows during its initial run, the Broadway recording of the original cast was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 with such well known songs like Luck Be a Lady, Adelaide’s Lament and Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.

There are at least 30 ensemble roles including the principal roles. There are four lead roles we are looking to fill; Sarah Brown, A prim and proper leader of the New York Save and Soul Mission, Miss Adelaide, the lead hotbox dancer and waiting bride to be, Sky Masterson, A high roller looking for love, and Nathan Detroit, good old reliable crap game fixer on the hunt for a place to hold the next big crap game.

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Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

The Portland Civic Players have been a part of the Portland community providing live entertainment and arts education since 1955. Keeping our building in working condition and usable for the whole community will make sure the arts are alive in Portland for many years to come! Tutt Gorman, Portland City Manager says “This is exciting news for the Civic Players, as well as the entire community who share the love for the arts. The Civic Players have a storied history and have been producing high quality shows for decades and for all ages. Throughout history, the arts have contributed immensely to our world and the overall human experience. It is important that we continue to support local organizations such as the Civic Players, so they can continue to enrich all of our lives for generations to come.”

We hope to see you at our fall production of Guys and Dolls showing November 3 and 10 at 7:30 PM and November 4, 5, 11 and 13 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $10.50 for students through high school and go on sale to the general public on October 16. See you at the theater!