Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Eddie Birdlace
A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Rose Fenny
A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Bernstein
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Boland
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Marcy
Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Mama
The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Ensemble
Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies