Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Alfred Harris
The father and head of the Harris family. An alcoholic loudmouth who often doesn't think before speaking, but takes orders from his wife.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Doris Harris
Alfred's wife and mother of the Harris family. She disapproves her husband's boorish qualities and gives the commands in their relationship.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Anna Harris
Raven-haired daughter for Alfred. A dreamer and believer in the supernatural, she finds a companion in Bendigo and put into a trance when around him.
Gender: female
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Nelson Boswell
The father and head of Boswell family. A worn man who will defend his family to no end, but is frustrated with his son Bendigo.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Bendigo Boswell
Our story's title character. Son of Nelson, emotional and haunted by the spirit of his recently deceased mother. He falls in love with Anna, initially due to her resemblance to his mother.
Gender: male
Age: 14 to 14
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Jago Boswell
One of Bendigo's brothers, a hothead who is quick to point the finger. He enjoys horsing around and picking on his brother.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Rupert Fowler
George Fowler's son. A cruel boy who looks down on the Boswells, he is considered the ringleader behind driving the family off his father's land.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Jack Fisher
A local child and Elsie's brother. He is the loudmouth who likes to taunt the Boswell family and spread rumors.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Andrew Parker
School friend of Rupert's from Gloucestershire. Public schooling has made him polite and disapproving of his friend's cruelty.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Mr. Jellicoe
The "Lolly" man and choirmaster. Friendly towards the local children, often holding impromptu staged wedding ceremonies for them.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Reverend Wilkins
The local vicar and a secret alcoholic. He enjoys making big speeches and is stubbornly set in the ways of older traditions.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Black Amos
An itinerant gypsy and violin player who forms a friendship with Bendigo. It is revealed that he killed Nelson's wife and, after being expelled from the tribe, followed the Boswells to the farm to get his wagon back.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Ballad Singer
The singing narrator. Takes no part in the dramatic action but represents the concept of a "Greek Chorus."
Gender: any
Age: 20 to 60
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ensemble
Harris Children (Sally, Reg, Ron, Jimmy, Charlie); Boswell Children (Supplista, Cinderella, Abel, Nathaniel, Dominic)