Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Francis
The asthmatic, confident leader of Group One. He is always taking care of his fellow Plaids and has a great deal of humility and compassion for the music and the group.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D2
Sparky
The comic engine and showman of Group One. He loves to tell stories and crack jokes, even though he has a slight speech impediment from a retainer. An encounter with Mr. "C" softens him up.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D2
Jinx
The shy and terrified member of Group One and Sparky's step-brother. Coming from a life of being abused, he is able to transform "Cry" into a confident star.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: D2
Smudge
The worrier of Group One with a chronic nervous stomach. He is initially very reluctant to perform, but by the end of the show he has stage presence, musical prowess, and good looks.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C2
Alice Fairfax
A substitute teacher, filling in for the music teacher on the day of the concert. Demure, under-confident, and lost, she has never been one for commitment. Finds a new life with the Plaids.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Otto Bodine
Assistant principal of the school. He has a low self-esteem from being disliked his entire life. Though he is clumsy, he has a good heart.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Tony
A member of Group Two and Italian "Fonzie" type. Girl-crazy who thinks he's tough, but possesses a good heart.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: D2
Perry
A member of Group Two. Very earnest and sincere, he is a skilled musician who cares about keeping his group together.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D2
Adella
A very quick and hyper member of Group Two. She has a very short attention span and is always looking for a place to crack a joke.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Mary Agnes
A member of Group Two, she is very confused and dyslexic. Always in a fog. She is a bit of a God-fearing pessimist.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Gilda
A member of Group Three. Sultry and dramatic. Everything is mysterious to her, which allows her to flaunt her hair excessively.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: G#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Dolores
The tough gal member of Group Three. Very sporty, she's out to have fun and has a big temper.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Betty
A member of Group Three, she likes to laugh and find the humor in any situation. Very eager about the show and what it means to her.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Corrine
A member of Group Three and Smudge's twin sister. She shares her brother's anxieties, insecurity, and dyslexia, but she forges ahead.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Connie
A member of Group Four. She has the potential of being the "loose one" of the group, but it turns out to be all of an act.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: G#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Rhoda
A naive and faithful member of Group Four. She is very true to the cause, but likes to blend into the background.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mitzi
The foreign exchange student, bunking with Jinx and Sparky, and a member of Group Four. Her home country now disbanded, she loves America and finds everything about life exciting.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Lilith
A member of Group Four with severe allergies. She has very low self-esteem and doubts anyone likes her, though she comes into her own with "Rags and Riches."
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Gladys
An extremely shy member of Group Four. She is very smart and ahead of the others, but has to overcome her fear of performing and learn to sing out.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ira Schwinn
Very smart and shrewd. An overly-zealous supervisor, he is always fact checking.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D2
Lionel Dubois
The true chatterbox. A little spacey and distracted, it takes a while to stop him talking.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D2
Cliff
The deaf-mute choreographer of the group who communicates through sign language. A dedicated, inspirational, and happy person.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20