Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Karl Stossel (age 9)
An adventurous and curious boy who admires his grandfather and father greatly and wants to grow up to be sailors just like them. He is a proud boy, but not without a certain sensitivity.
Gender: male
Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Gustav Stossel
Peter's father. He, too, is proud to be part of the American landscape, but does not want to forget where he came from. He is a hardworking sailor, a wise, calm and kind man, but very stubborn.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A2
Alma Stossel
Peter's wife and Karl's mother. She is motherly and caring but very strong, and very proud to now call herself an American. She holds down the house while her husband is at sea.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Peter Stossel
The quintessential husband, father, and son. He loves his family very much. Has a strong sense of obligation to the other immigrants who have been less fortunate that he has, which ultimately leads to his demise. A hardworking sailor.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A2
Rudy
The goofier of the two between himself and Oskar, he is also a skilled sailor who deeply respects Captain Stossel. Loves food and has a biting sarcasm.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Oskar
A hotheaded, know-it-all with a big heart. He likes to pick fights with Gustav and is one part of a dynamic duo with Rudy. A sailor who deeply respects Captain Stossel.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Steve
Although he is a man of indulgence, he is all business. Perhaps the most mature and most serious of Captain Stossel's three right-hand men. Has a deep respect for Peter and would probably be second in line to captain the schooner.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Karl Stossel (age 15)
The same boy as he was at 9, but stronger, more mature, and on the verge of becoming a man like his father. Has a strong sense of obligation to honor his father's legacy following his death.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 17
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C3
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