Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Stanley
Stanley is a boy who wants to do "amazing things the world has never seen before." Cast an actor who is charming and highly likable with a solid voice and acting chops. It is also helpful if the actor has good control over his body and will therefore be able to control the flat suit.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Arthur
Arthur is Stanley's little brother. He's very serious about school and follows the rules. He has a few solo lines and a short ballad. Arthur also delivers a very funny monologue, so make sure the actor you cast has great comedic timing.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Mr. Lambchop
Mr. Lambchop is Stanley's Dad. He should come across as gently authoritative and likable. He is required to sing well.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Mrs. Lambchop
Mrs. Lambchop is Stanley's Mom. She is smart and definitely in control. Mrs. Lambchop has several solos and is required to sing well.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Caleb

Caleb, Jackson, Jacob and Cousin Sophie are all slumber party guests. All of these characters have spoken lines or vocal solos and should have strong voices.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Jackson

Caleb, Jackson, Jacob and Cousin Sophie are all slumber party guests. All of these characters have spoken lines or vocal solos and should have strong voices.

Gender: male
Jacob

Caleb, Jackson, Jacob and Cousin Sophie are all slumber party guests. All of these characters have spoken lines or vocal solos and should have strong voices.

Gender: male
Cousin Sophie

Caleb, Jackson, Jacob and Cousin Sophie are all slumber party guests. All of these characters have spoken lines or vocal solos and should have strong voices.

Gender: female
Bulletin Board
Bulletin Board is a magical creature, like the tooth fairy, who grants kids' wishes but with a little twist. Cast a character actress who's funny and can be a little goofy. She should be able to sing reasonably well and carry a solo.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Mrs. Cartero
Mrs. Cartero is a sassy postal worker. She is fun-loving and extremely likable. She should have a strong singing and speaking voice and must be able to drive the energy of her scenes.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Doctor Dan
Doctor Dan is a hard-of-hearing, overworked Doctor. This is a non-singing role, perfect for any kid who's the class clown but doesn't really sing. As long as the actor (or actress) is funny and loud, he or she will be successful in this role.
Gender: any
Nurse Betty
Nurse Betty is the long-suffering assistant to Doctor Dan. This non-singing role is a great place to feature an actress who's not quite ready for a large part or who doesn't have a strong singing voice.
Gender: female
Cool Kids

Cool Kids are the kids who fly Stanley like a kite and are non-singing roles.

Gender: any
King Of The Cool Kids
King of the Cool Kids is the ringleader of the cool kids, also non-singing.
Gender: male
Birds
Birds are Stanley's singing bird friends. The Birds should be strong female singers who can handle harmony. Also, it's helpful if they are good dancers or at least graceful movers.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Crowd
The Crowd is a large group of people who see Stanley off on his adventure. This is your chorus; cast one and all if possible!
Gender: any
Hollywood Agent
Hollywood Agent is a slick, old-style agent. This role can be successfully played by either a male or female performer. Cast someone with a strong voice capable of carrying a solo. This is a perfect role for someone who is naturally funny with a big voice.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: C#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Hollywood Assistants
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Passerbys/wannabes
Passerbys and Wannabes are various folks who live in Los Angeles. Cast ensemble kids who are not strong dancers in these roles.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Samantha
Samantha is Stanley's friend who moved to Los Angeles. This non-singing role is a great feature for an actress who is highly likable, sweet, and can share a quiet and touching scene with Stanley.
Gender: female
O. Jay D'art
O. Jay D'art is the curator for the Louvre museum. This non-singing role is a fantastic featured part for a male or female performer who is funny and can create a character that is bigger than life.
Gender: male
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa is Leonardo da Vinci's painting come to life. This is a non-singing role and nice feature for an actress who can create a strong character. It's also helpful if the actress can affect an Italian accent.
Gender: female
Napoleon
Napoleon is Jacques-Louis David's painting come to life. This is a non-singing role and perfect feature for an actor who can create a strong character and affect a French accent.
Gender: male
Sneak Thief
Sneak Thief is a world-class art burglar. This non-singing role is perfect for the smallest person you can cast, as it creates a great comic affect. It is also a great role for a younger performer who's not afraid to be goofy.
Gender: any
Kiki

Kiki is an entertainment reporter in Hawaii. Non-singing role suited for a performer of nearly any ability. Great role to cast a kid who's new to your program to see how he or she handles themselves in a role.

Gender: male
Herb Wavecrest

Herb Wavecrest is an entertainment reporter. Non-singing role suited for a performer of nearly any ability. Great role to cast a kid who's new to your program to see how he or she handles themselves in a role.

Gender: male
Assistant Director

Assistant Director on Stanley's movie. Non-singing role suited for a performer of nearly any ability. Great role to cast a kid who's new to your program to see how he or she handles themselves in a role.

Gender: any
Bikini Wahini
Bikini Wahini is Stanley's co-star. This is a nice feature for a female performer who has a strong voice, moves well and is very likable. Think Goldie Hawn back in her Laugh-In days.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: A#4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Go-go Dancers
Go-Go-Dancers are the extras in Stanley's movie. Feature your ensemble performers who have strong voices and can dance or at least move well.
Gender: any