Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small 10
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
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
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: C4
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: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
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: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
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: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: E3
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: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: B2
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: B2
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: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
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: G#4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ensemble