Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Josh Baskin
The grown man that Josh turns into after making a wish. Initially aghast at being a teenager stuck in a much larger, and hairier body. He gradually becomes sucked into the adult life and gains bravado.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Susan Lawrence
An executive at MacMillan and Josh's love interest. Beautiful and all business, but getting involved with Josh helps connect to her inner, happier child.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Mrs. Baskin
Josh's mother, concerned about what effects puberty is having on her son's personality. Motherly and protective to the point of almost smothering.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Billy Kopecki
Josh's best friend, always looking out for him no matter what the situation. Energetic and a smooth talker.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 13
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Little Josh Baskin
A New Jersey boy on the brink of adolescence. Lacking confidence and self-esteem, he yearns to become older and escape the embarrassments of being a teenager.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 13
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Macmillan
A toy company owner trying to save his failing business. Distinguished, but with a good sense of humor.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 65
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Paul Seymour
A junior executive at MacMillan Toys who becomes Josh's rival in the office. Handsome, hard-charging, and entirely self-absorbed.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ensemble
Kids; Parents; Carnival People (Bean Bag Toss Lady, Bearded Lady, Ticket Taker); Port Authority People (Panhandler, Arcade Attendant); Macmillan Company Workers (Miss Watson, Young Interns)