Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Peter Hale
In charge of keeping Cal rested, he is the one who feeds him drugs. Two-faced and jealous of all that Cal has been handed.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: F4
Reed Chandler
Former Senator and Presidential nominee. An All-American with good looks. Charming and adulterous, he loves control and attention.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Grahame Chandler
Reed's vain older brother, he is the brains behind both Reed's and Cal's political rise. Wanted great things for himself, but didn't have the looks or charm. Crippled from polio and has a stutter.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Violet Chandler
Cal's mother and Reed's wife. A mix between Jackie Kennedy and Cruella DeVille, she is cold-blooded and will stop at nothing to be in the White House.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Bobby "cracker" Barrel
A drunken bar dweller and nasty murderer that Violet had an affair with. He is Cal's true father and sent to the electric chair for his crimes.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Cal Chandler
Senator Reed's son and our story's protagonist. Knows the power of his own charm and good looks. Easily influenced by those around him and unable to handle the pressure of politics. Unruly, childish, rebellious.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3
Leslie Pynchon
Cal's image maker and vocal instructor. A confident, direct woman who is pushy in a gentle yet firm way.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Tina Mccoy
A stripper who Cal has an affair with and who introduces him to heroin. Beautiful and wise to the ways of the world. World-wise. Eventually falls in love with Cal.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ensemble
Reporters; Maids; Businessmen; Priests; Nurses; Doctors; Bar Patrons