Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

The King
Handsome and studied in elegance. Wears designer clothes and conceives himself the leader of this friendly foursome but he can easily be icy and lacks the spark of natural charm to which people tend to gravitate. Overcompensates. Can have a good time, and party like the best, but takes his future inordinately seriously. Had a relationship with The Princess in college.
Gender: male
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: A#4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Berowne
Attractive, easygoing middle class everyman. Has skeptical views on love. Yearns to have fun and live life fully. Brims with wit and charm. Briefly dated Rosaline in college.
Gender: male
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A2
Dumaine
Neurotic, uptight, old school Ivy. The most academic of the bunch. Wears J. Press.
Gender: male
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Longaville
Butch, frat boy type. Always primed to do or say something outrageous. Swaggering skirt chaser.
Gender: male
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
The Princess
Very charming, very wealthy, very pretty. Has pessimistic views on love, since she's been emotionally burned by boyfriends of the past once too often. Seems elegant at first glance but really can be pretty crass (in a charming abhorrent sort of way). Can be condescending to friends and cutting without realizing it. Had a relationship with The King in college.
Gender: female
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Rosaline
Strong, practical, clever. Sharp-tongued but good-natured, an excellent friend. The truth teller amongst her group. Briefly dated Berowne in college.
Gender: female
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Maria
Loveable sweet ditz. Naive and innocent outlook. Optimistic. A loyal friend
Gender: female
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Katherine
Dry and deadpan. Caustic and shrewd, calls it like she sees it.
Gender: female
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Boyet
The girls' well-coiffeed, smartly-dressed male hanger-on. Loves being the arm candy to the girls as they provide him access into all these fabulous worlds. He's not mean-spirited or cynical; he really loves and worships the girls and would do anything they ask of him. It's the unspoken rule.
Gender: male
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Don Armado
Chubby, sweet-natured former international exchange student with a romantic's heart-of-poetry. Went to school with The King et al. but was never fully accepted by them. His father is an important wealthy Duke in Spain. Dreams and loves passionately.
Gender: male
Age: 26 to 26
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G2
Moth
Armado's lackey. Quick-witted, sassy, observant. Verbal trickster. Also works at Costard's Cantina and plays with the house band.
Gender: male
Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Dull
Poor guileless backwoods townie Sheriff. Slow-witted and even-tempered. There's not a lot going on in this small college town and yet he's perpetually in over his head.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Costard
Tall, lithe, carefree burn-out. The local bartender with a case of arrested development. Think Matthew McConaughey in Dazed and Confused. Always up for a good time, listens to Jimmy Buffett. His playful side can turn easily dark.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 35
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Jaquenetta
Voluptuous townie waitress. Closet romantic. Feels that panic of advancing age while stuck in a dead-end job. Has low self-esteem but a rugged exterior.
Gender: female
Age: 29 to 29
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Holofernes
Arch, brittle university professor. Really into academia and esoteric experimental art. Very passionate about her interests and considers herself progressive in her thinking and actions but really can be quite tedious and condescending. Could be cast as a man or a woman.
Gender: both
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C4
Nathaniel
A university professor. Holofernes' protégé. Cipher and sycophant.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Mercadé
Thin man in a smart black suit. Trusted advisor of The Princess' father and family.
Gender: male
Age: 42 to 48
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