Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Rudolph

A young buck. Youthful; physically agile; winning performer; vulnerable but strong; a solid singer.

Sam

A snowman. A warm, middle-aged man with a relaxed demeanor. A powerful storyteller who never gets in the way of the story he's telling. A knowing sense of humor; an appealing, warm singing voice. 

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Santa Claus

Larger-than-life personality; cheerful but distracted. Agelessly youthful, but should read middle-aged. Should not be cast as heavyset. Strong singing voice.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Hermey

An elf. Charmingly apologetic, but with inner strength. Strong comic sensibility; must move well and have a strong character voice.

Clarice

A young doe. Youthful; physically agile. Strong, willful, loving, flirtatious, must have a lilting pure soprano voice.

Gender: female
Yukon Cornelius

A prospector. Tall, large man who should read mid-40s; instantly likable character; slightly absent-minded; physically agile and strong comedic ability.

Age: 40 to 50
Donner

Rudolph's father (can be double-cast as Boss Elf). Physically agile; tougher on the outside than he is on the inside.

Gender: male
Mrs. Donner

Rudolph's mother. Maternal, soft-spoken, quietly strong. Warm mezzo

Gender: female
Mrs. Claus

Feisty, matter-of-fact, inherently warm. A strong belter.

Gender: female
Fireball

A young buck. Featured member of the chorus; young, sparky, boyish - will also understudy Rudolph. 

Gender: male
Coach Comet

Reindeer Games Coach; Clarice's father (can be double-cast as Yukon). Physically agile; featured member of Santa's team; leads the reindeer games with coach-like quality.

Gender: male
Boss Elf

(Can be double cast as Donner) Humorless manager of the elves' workshop; innate comic sensibility. Also plays Blitzen in the finale sequence. 

King Moonracer

King of the Island of Misfit Toys. King Moonracer is conceived as a large stage puppet; his personality must come through his voice, which projects a strong, decisive personality; stern but warm.

Gender: male
Bumble The Abominable Snow Monster

The Bumble is actually a series of three-dimensional puppet/set pieces, with a distinctive growl and series of sound FX

Charlie

A jack-in-the-box, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Doll

A girl doll, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Spotted Elephant

An elephant with spots, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Train

A train engine with square wheels, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Bird

A bird that swims, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Cowboy

A cowboy who rides an ostrich, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Plane

An airplane that doesn't fly, one of The Misfit Toys (puppets with performer-puppeteers who voice these toys). The Misfit Toys, Satna's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Blitzen

One of Santa's Reindeer. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Dasher

One of Santa's Reindeer. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Dancer

One of Santa's Reindeer. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Prancer

One of Santa's Reindeer. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Vixen

One of Santa's Reindeer. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

Cupid

One of Santa's Reindeer. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.

The Elves Chorus

6-10 children. The Misfit Toys, Santa's reindeer, and the Elves chorus should be double-cast as needed.