Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Brandon
The protagonist. Self-conscious about his name. He loves space and wants to be a successful and famous astronaut. Can become so excited that he gets ahead of himself. Imaginative, brave, and smart.
Gender: male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Estrella
Brandon's classmate. She is Guatemalan-born and new to America. Insecure with her English but wise beyond her years. Caring and brave. Good friend to Brandon.
Gender: female
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Astronaut
Brandon's co-pilot on the space shuttle. Helps Brandon and Estrella expand their imaginations, and helps Brandon believe in his abilities to be a great astronaut. Kind and guiding. A good teacher.
Gender: any
Age: 20 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Wizard Of Ahhs
The mean, power-hungry ruler of the Blue Planet who answers all questions with "Ahh." He has stripped all of his citizens of their name so they will have no identity or power and be forced to obey him. Eventually revealed to just be an old man with a microphone. Optional Doubling as GUIDE.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 70
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Guide
The tour guide for Brandon and Estrella's school class when they visit the space center. Very knowledgeable. Impressed by Brandon's knowledge, but annoyed by his constant interruptions. Optional Doubling as WIZARD OF AHHS.
Gender: any
Age: 20 to 60
Ensemble
Blue Planetarians; Classmates