Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Stephen
A handsome, young songwriter in present day. He is a charming workaholic who realizes how much he loves his wife after writing a new love story. Actor doubles as Tony.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Samantha
Stephen's wife, who appears as Lola La Mar in the story later on. Loves her husband, but realizes that she plays second fiddle to his work.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Tony
Young, good-looking, and talented. A struggling songwriter by day, worker at the Copacabana by night. Charming, confident, and brave. He truly loves Lola. Actor doubles as Stephen.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Lola
A young, pretty, Southern girl with misguided ambitions to become a Broadway star. Actor doubles as Samantha.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Gladys Murphy
A cheeky, warm-hearted cigarette girl at the Copacabana. Shows Lola the ropes of the club. Protective, persuasive, and glamorous.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Sam Silver
The gruff manager of the Copacabana. Puts on a tough front, but is really a jovial father figure. Conscientious about his age and baldness.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Rico Castelli
An elegant but dangerous Gangster who manages The Tropicana in Havana. A suave, abusive, controlling brute.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Conchita Alvarez
An aging Latina bombshell of the first order and Rico's long-suffering partner. Loves being a star and loves Rico for who he once was. Tough and jaded, but kind.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mcmanus
A New York cop of Irish descent and friend of Sam's. Believes everything should be left up to the cops.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Willie
A no-nonsense waiter at the Copacabana. Doesn't take to Lola at first, but is harmed trying to save her in the end.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ensemble
Show Girls; Show Boys; Copa Girls; Copa Boys; Tropicana Girls; Tropicana Boys; Pirates; Cops; Waiters; Busboys; Sailors