Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Cady

A new junior at North Shore High School, Cady grew up in Africa and was homeschooled by her wildlife biologist parents. She is warm, bright, and strong enough to take on The Plastics. Is the emotional heart of our story.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Regina

Regina is the Queen Bee of the Plastics. When she shines her light on you, you feel like the most important person in the world. When that light goes cold, you want to die. She is regal, still, and “hot”, but at her most vulnerable moments, she is just a kid in over her head.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Janis

An “Art Freak” and social outcast, Janis is not afraid to be weird or make others uncomfortable. She paints herself as an objective observer, but, like so many of us, she longs to avenge the devastating events of eighth grade.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Damian

Outgoing and an active member of the student activities committee, Damian is a fiercely loyal friend to Janis and they have the close rapport of a comedy team.

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F2
Gretchen

One of the Plastics. Desperate to please Regina and to maintain her position in the Plastics, Gretchen is a nervous wreck. She is a “banker” meaning she befriends people to “bank” their secrets so she can trade them later for her own benefit. Her fragility at times is heartbreaking.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Karen

One of the Plastics. Although her intellect and personality never had a chance tto develop, Karen is essentially kind, relaxed, and a generous laugher.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Aaron

A cute boy with a good moral compass and a backbone. He’s not immune to all the female attention he gets, but he’s not going to let himself be a pawn in their chess game either. Broadway and pop tenor.

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Mrs. George/Ms. Norbury

Mrs. Heron is Cady’s intellectual mom who can’t understand why her daughter is devolving before her eyes. Ms. Norbury is Cady’s world-weary Calculus teacher who pushes Cady to be her smartest self. Mrs. George is Regina’s “cool mom.” She’s desperate to look young and feel like one of the teens. She’s also desperate for Regina not to repeat her mistakes. Great singer. Distinctly defines these three characters. Eclectic Broadway vocal mix.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mr. Duvall

The principal of North Shore High. Mr. Duvall may have once taught computers at Joliet penitentiary, but nothing prepared him for the harsh realities of out-of-control junior girls. Funny and a strong singer.

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Kevin G.

Kevin is the extremely driven captain of the North Shore Mathletes. He is a confident student and a decent rapper.

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18