Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Benjy Stone
Our story's excitable protagonist, he is a young hopeful who remains eager and alert. A freshman writer on King Kaiser's Comedy Cavalcade.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
King Kaiser
A big bear of a man who is brash and abrasive. A former Catskill Comic, he is now the host of America's number one TV show.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Sy Benson
Head writer on the Comedy Cavalcade. Tough and ruthless, he bullies all except King. Deep down, he is nothing more than a frantic pushover and wimp.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Alice Miller
The tough-talking gag writer on Comedy Cavalcade. Gutsy, dry, and quick-witted.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D3
Herb Lee
Rumpled and silent, yet seemingly expressive. A writer on the Comedy Cavalcade staff who usually communicates through Alice.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: E3
K.c. Downing
A bright, attractive career girl and assistant to the producer. Straight-laced and misplaced in a crowded world of funny people.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Leo Silver
Grey-haired and well-dressed. The lead producer of the Comedy Cavalcade who boasts plenty of intimidation to make up for his other shortcomings.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Alan Swann
A handsome, well-traveled Hollywood leading man. Although charismatic and visible, he is now considered a sad "has-been."
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Belle May Steinberg Carroca
Benjy's beloved mother. A substantial beacon of Brooklyn society, she is generous of nature and proportion.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Uncle Morty
Benjy's uncle who is round, thick, and bald, but always full of life and knows how to have a good time.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ensemble
Chorus Girls; Male Dancers; Sketch Actors; Stage Hands; Grips; Cameramen; Wardrobe People; Secretaries; Assorted Denizens; Brooklyn Neighbors