Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Star Vehicle Female
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

The Newspaperman
The narrator of the story and Archy's boss at the newspaper. This unseen character both prompts and provokes Archy. An omniscient voiceover.
Gender: both
Age: 30 to 60
Archy
The cockroach with a soul. Often worrisome to the point of pessimism. Must follow his calling to write. Acts as a sort of protective, father-figure to Mehitabel out of his love for her.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mehitabel
The Queen of Shinbone Alley. A free soul who loves life, she is tough and short tempered. Boy crazy but secretly longs to find that one special companion.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Big Bill
Tough. Mean. Brave. The one-eyed terror of Shinbone Alley who falls in love with Mehitabel and then leaves her when she is pregnant.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Tyrone T. Tattersall
The actor cat. A big ham and true artist who thinks the tradition of theatre and art is dying. Snobbish, pompous, and easily annoyed.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ensemble
Ladybugs, Cat Friends, Unseen Humans