Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Duke Of Bordeaux
A powerful and affluent, yet slimy, man. He is in charge of everything that goes on at the opera house and a womanizer of sorts. Tends to think only of himself, leaving Louise to raise Mariette on her own. He is wonderful with the little rats.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Madame Genevieve Silvain
Mother to Annette and Marcel. Her husband makes shoes for the ballet. Welcoming and very generous. She opens her heart and home to take in Louise and Mariette.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Madame Grosnier
Works for the opera company. She is often the brunt of the children's practical jokes. She is cranky and worn, and she loathes the children. Deep down though, she cares about the rats.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: C4
Madame Louise Dupre
She was once an up-and-coming star ballerina, but is now a single mother and broken woman. She is a loving mother with overprotective tendencies. She has lost her sense of hope and is scarred by her scorned past with the Duke.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Monsieur Alain Silvain
Father to Annette and Marcel. He is an excellent craftsman in the art of making ballet shoes. He loves children and is a wonderful father.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Monsieur Charles Petit
Master of dance and head teacher of the ballet school for the rats. He is passionate about his art. He is very strict and loathes the children, who he cannot manage.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Monsieur George Albert
Flows in and out as narrator. A kind man with a big heart. He is well-connected and well-liked. He is the lighting designer for the opera company.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Monsieur Guillaume Dor
Café owner and Amelie's father. He is jolly and generous, as well as a good and loving father. He has a kind heart. Slight alcoholic tendencies in times of stress.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Pauline Duvernay
She is the star ballerina, as Louise once was. A self-centered diva with an heir of entitlement. She is the new keeper of the Duke's affections.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Francois Goddard
Albert's assistant. He is kind-hearted. A bit frantic, but in a pleasant and easy way. Fun loving, thoughtful, and good with kids. He takes a special liking to Mariette.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Mariette Dupre
Daughter of Louise. She is a naturally gifted dancer. Bright and eager to learn. A curious mind. A hard worker. Loves her mother dearly.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Alice
An aspiring young dancer. She is a teacher's pet and tattle-tail. Marie's sidekick. Bratty and malicious.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Amelie
An aspiring young dancer. Guillaume's daughter. She is sweet and simple, with an underlying vigor. Stays out of trouble.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Annette
An aspiring young dancer. Daughter of Mme. Silvain and sister to Marcel. She is the instigator of the rats.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Antoinette
An aspiring young dancer. She is an unofficial leader of the rats, possesses a large personality, and has trouble listening to her mother. Has a temper and can be bratty at times.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Jacques
An aspiring young dancer. Pierre's brother. Has a big crush on Katrine. Playful and mocking, and always adding commentary to the situation.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Katrine
An aspiring young dancer. Quiet, shy, a soft spirit. A hard-working and very promising ballerina.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Louis
An aspiring young dancer. Snide at times. Playful and mocking, always adding commentary to the situation.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Marcel
An aspiring young dancer. Daughter of Mme Silvain and brother to Annette. He is sharp. Playful and mocking, always adding commentary to the situation.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Marie
An aspiring young dancer. Always seems to be running late. Alice's sidekick.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Pierre
An aspiring young dancer and Jacques' brother. Playful and mocking, always adding commentary to the situation.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Madame Pillet
Pierre and Jacque's mother. She is overwhelmed and has her hands full with her energetic boys.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble
Ballerinas (Carla, Eloise, Fanny); Stagehands (Arthur, Gaston, Jean, Michel, Phillipe, Pierre, Victor); Corps De Ballet Revolutionaries; Society People; Sailors; Navvies; Street Urchins; Barkers; Entertainers; Mothers; Parents