Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Tom

The idealistic young teacher and hero of our story. He is nervous about his first day of teaching, yet gradually becomes more at ease as the show continues. Cast a mature young performer who is amiable, likable, and charming. Tom doesn't sing a solo, so casting your best actor is a perfect choice.

Gender: male
George

A marvelous character role. He takes the lead on "Three Is A Magic Number" and "Just A Bill." Cast a good singer and a great character actor. George in particular is a calming presence and excellent cheerleader for Tom. He is the romantic, and he is caring and in control.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Dori

Takes the lead on "A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing," "The Preamble" and "Elbow Room." This actress takes the lead on more songs than any other character, so she needs to be a strong singer who can lead the entire ensemble. She goofiest of the gang, often acting silly and being playful.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Shulie

Sweet and genuine. She is featured in "Unpack Your Adjectives" and takes the lead on "Interplanet Janet." Cast a strong singer and likable character actor.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Joe

Definitely one cool kid. He's laid back and fun-loving. Cast a Joe who can deliver the great "Conjunction Junction" with the right growl.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Dina

Mature, thoughtful, and grounded. Dina is featured in "Unpack Your Adjectives" and takes the lead on "Interjections." Your Dina should be a good, strong singer with an ability to sing harmony.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Elvis

A great role for a fantastic character actor. Make sure to cast a performer with a big personality that can embody the king of rock and roll!

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Janet

A good featured role for a great singer and actor with lots of personality! She leads "Interplanet Janet" with Shulie, so be sure to cast to actors who work well together.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble

Any young person could be cast in your ensemble. Remember, there are lots of small featured roles in the vignette songs that are easily filled by the ensemble, instead of double-cast with one of the named characters. Feel free to cast Congressmen, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea, the Sun, the Planets, the Comet Team, Reginald, Doctor, Geraldine, Gerald, Franklin, the Team and the Crowd from the ensemble.

Gender: any