Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ethnic Roles
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Ben Rumson

A likeable old miner and founder of the newly gold-struck town of Rumson, a place soon over populated with hopeful prospectors. He misses his departed wife, Elisa, and has a 16 year old daughter, Jennifer. 

Gender: male
Age: 45 to 65
Jennifer Rumson

Ben's spitfire 16 year old daughter. As the only female inhabitant during the origin of Rumson, she is sent to school back east. Before leaving, she falls in love with a handsome young miner, Julio Valveras. Determined, she promises to reunite with Julio after school. 

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Julio Valveras

A handsome, young miner of Mexican descent. Follows the gold and and falls in love with Jennifer. 

Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Steve Bullnack

A miner in Rumson. 

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 45
Jake Whippany

A banjo-playing miner in his thirties. Runs a popular music hall in Rumson. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Elizabeth Woodling

A beautiful Mormon wife of Jacob Woodling and newly arrived to Rumson. 

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Sarah Woodling

A second wife of Jacob Woodling, pompous and patronizing. 

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Jacob Woodling

A Mormon man in his thirties with two wives when he arrives to Rumson. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Cherry Jourdel

The French accented leader of Cherry and her Fandango girls. In her twenties with a mature air nabout her.

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Ensemble Men

Miners and prospectors. A wide variety of men. 

Gender: male
Ensemble Women

The eventual women that inhabit Rumson, primarily Cherry's Fandango Girls.

Gender: female