Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Jenna

22, female. Country mezzo-soprano; Aspiring country singer. The girl who is going to be famous. Harmony’s favorite daughter. She’s the person everyone wants to be around—fun, loving, charming, but sometimes blinkered and afraid of disappointing all the people who've believed in her since she was a child.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Liz

22, female. Earthy mezzo/alto, a little rasp is good. Jenna’s best friend from childhood and Joe's girlfriend. Strong, no-nonsense, sharp-tongued. Fully equipped with military-grade emotional defenses, which mask the pain she struggles with over her older brother Danny's death at the beginning of her senior year of high school.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Ru Ann

40’s, female. Flexible vocal range. A Harmony lifer, a jack-of-all-trades boss lady. Knows everyone and everyone knows her. Big-hearted and opinionated. If there's gossip, she’s the first to know, and if you’re standing nearby you’re the second.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Angie

Any age, female. A townsperson who is down on her luck, but excited to schedule her interview to work at Neighbor’s Square. A bit catty and loves to gossip about the ongoings in town.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Joe

22, male. Country tenor, top G. Liz's boyfriend, Dustin's best friend. Goofy, amiable, loves a good time; everyone agrees he basically peaked in high school. As loyal as a golden retriever and very nearly as smart.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: E2
Stan

20’s–30’s, male. A townsperson. Very confident in his singing ability. A bit of a legend in his own mind, but in a lovable way.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Harley

Mid 40’s – early-50’s, male. Country baritone, top E. Jenna and Kylie’s father and Crystal's husband, fiscally imprudent and largely unemployed. A boisterously loving husband and father. Legendary embarrasser of daughters and dispenser of dad jokes. Chronically filter-free.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Crystal

Mid 40’s – early 50’s, female. Country mezzo-soprano, top C. Jenna and Kylie’s mother, Harley’s wife, Rosemary’s daughter, kitchen dancer, Zumba enthusiast. Bright and exuberant, defiantly optimistic, a stay-at-home mom who loves her family and would do anything for Jenna even if it conflicts with common sense.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Dustin

22, male. Country baritone or bari-tenor, top E. Jenna’s ex- boyfriend from high school, Joe's best friend, son of the Mayor. Driven, solid, one of the good guys. Smart and diligent. He stayed in Harmony to run his mom’s hardware store because he thinks the town's special and he's now eager to prove that was the right call. Carries a torch for Jenna and doesn't hide it well.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Mayor

Late 40’s – early 50’s, any gender. Dustin’s mother/father. Proud of their son and of this town. Fiercely dedicated to pulling Harmony out of its economic doldrums, but not necessarily the most innovative thinker

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C#4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Kylie

16, female. Country mezzo-soprano. Jenna’s younger sister. Highly intelligent, a little socially awkward, doesn't necessarily fit into the Harmony milieu. She’s always lived in Jenna’s shadow, where she has only recently begun to chafe.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Tammy

Mid 40’s – early-50’s, female. A townsperson. Owns the bakery, makes the best cobbler.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Wilbur

20’s – 30’s, male. A townsperson. Not very bright with a heart of gold. Earnest, funny, and usually a step or two behind.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ruby

Any age, female, any race. A Townsperson. A realist who tells it like it is. The town peacemaker.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Bailey

Over 40, female. Country mezzo-soprano or alto. A country singing legend. Think Reba McEntire or Faith Hill. Enthusiastic, smart superstar who knows talent when she sees it and tells it like it is. (For Nashville, this character was played by rotating guest artists of all ages and genders).

Gender: male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3