Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium 20
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Ladahlord

A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward.

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
James

A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A good friend.

Gender: male
Age: 7 to 15
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Spiker

James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Sponge

James' other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Spider

A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James. This actor also plays Woman with Purse and Reporter 1.

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Green Grasshopper

A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug. This actor also plays Man with Wallet and Garden Guild.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Centipede

An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest. This actor also plays Buzz, the Hollywood agent.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ladybug

A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper. This actor also plays Matron Nurse and Reporter.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Earthworm

An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon. This actor also plays Bobby Cop and Bitzi Botana.

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C2
Ensemble

Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, New Yorkers.

Gender: both