Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small 10
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Cougar
Strong, serious minded and sensitive loner. An older brother to Alica and boyfriend to Lakesha. He has a son in foster care and is active in the drug scene. He tries to help others from getting caught up in the process as well. African-American.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 21
Vocal range top: Ab5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Alicia
Sister to Cougar, a dreamer, and questioning if she is a kid anymore. A standout in the church choir and a playful and studious person. African-American.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Lakesha
Spirited, talented and impulsive, she speaks her mind no matter what. She is determined 'to be somebody' and is not modest about proclaiming it. Girlfriend of Cougar who has sustained her need for flashy jewelry and clothes. African-American.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 19
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Roberto
A street-smart dreamer, he will risk anything for his friends and girl who is pregnant with his child. He has trouble balancing his romantic life and his new life in the drug trafficking scene. Hispanic.
Gender: male
Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Inez
Intense, gritty and seemingly tough. Pregnant with Roberto's child, she finds her self stuck between the demands of her family to stay away from him. Hispanic or White.
Gender: female
Age: 16 to 17
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jamal
Finding escape from his family problems in drugs, Jamal has lost his bearings and quest to find him self again. His basic intelligence and artistic nature will be hidden by his easy cynicism. African-American.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Hector
Trying to escape the kid stuff, he looks up to the older kids. He thinks about basketball, girls and dancing at the slightest opportunity and has a wacky charm. Hispanic.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 16
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: F3
Cindy
Sharp, observant, and a true friend. Often feeling isolated by her Asian ancestry, she persist on in discovering her own possibilities outside her family's idea of a women's role.
Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Nelson
A clown and jokester who loves attention, he seems to be the stud. He talks a good game but uses his jokester qualities to mask his family problems including a lost father and retarded younger brother. White.
Gender: male
Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3