Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Evangelist
Mary
Joseph's wife and Jesus's mother. Bewildered by her situation, she eventually learns to embrace the experience and becomes a truly caring mother.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Joseph
Mary's loving husband. He is a dependable man and honest carpenter with a buoyant mood that cuts across the atmosphere. When he learns Mary is pregnant, he becomes extremely conflicted about his own role in the situation.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
The Angel Gabriel
An angel sent by God to bless Mary with the annunciation. Omnipresent, wise, and caring, he often serves as a voice of conscience for the characters.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
King Herod
An elderly man and self-proclaimed "King of the Jews." A pompous, majestic, ruthless man who is insistent on maintaining the order and peace in Judea by any means necessary.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Secretary To King Herod
King Herod's right-hand man. Follows his ruler's orders, although he believes the story of the three wise men.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Melchior
A Persian wise man and astrologer. He travels to see the baby Jesus. The leader of the trio, he is an intelligent, witty, and authoritative figure.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Caspar
A Persian wise man and astrologer. He travels to see the baby Jesus. Intelligent, logical, witty.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Balthazar
A Persian wise man and astrologer. He travels to see the baby Jesus. Intelligent, logical, witty.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Gib
A shepherd in Bethlehem. The youngest of the group, he is a happy-go-lucky practical joker.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 25
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: D3
Jon
A shepherd in Bethlehem. He takes himself very seriously and strongly disapproves of Gib's joking.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Daw
A shepherd in Bethlehem. The elder of the group, he is a cowardly philosopher who harks back to the old days.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 75
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Simeon
An elderly man at the temple who blesses the baby Jesus. Extremely devout and honest, defending Jesus to his death.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
Innkeeper's Wife
Gives Joseph and Mary a room in the stable. She is focused on her business and not angering the Romans, but has a sympathetic side.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Ensemble
Herod's Spies; Soldiers; Courtiers; Sheep; Travelers; Acolytes