Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small (Up to 10 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Pete
Jake's younger brother. Intense and very imaginative. He is skeptical of the coal mining industry. Curious and adventurous.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Jake
Pete's older brother who dropped out of school to work in the mines. He is constantly suppressing his anger. Cynical, conflicted, jaded, determined.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: G#5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Dusty
Pete's best friend. A simple-minded teen who is weary of Pete's adventures. Generally amiable, loves to talk. Religious.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: A6
Vocal range bottom: D4
Chet
Jake's best friend and co-worker in the mines. An outgoing guy, but a bit of a wise-ass. Stubborn, loyal.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: D4
Frances
A feisty runaway living in the hills. She has a dry wit and short temper. Brave, confident, controlling.
Gender: female
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: G3
Dad / Pete's Fantasy Men
Appears as Pete's "Alamo" fantasies (Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie), and as his father in the mines.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Dead Miners
A group of four men, ranging in age, who appear as ghosts in the coal mines.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 60
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E2