Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Shannon

The Alpha Female of a small group of popular girls. Generally, she is seen as a good girl role model to those around her. However, in her small group of friends, she can be quick-to-turn and dictatorial. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Patrick

Shannon’s twin brother. He does not approve of Shannon’s behaviour, and tries to point out to her the error of her ways. However, in many ways, he is also intimidated by her. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Mark

The hero of the show. He is a sensitive musician. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Vinnie

Vinnie is a jokester and exceptionally kind hearted. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Steffi

One of Shannon’s closest friends. She is highly intelligent, but dumbs herself down to be socially accepted by those around her. She comes across as quite droll. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Shane

A mute, stoner, type. He wears sunglasses, a beanie and mainly communicates through gesture. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Tina

One of Shannon’s closest friends. She is one step behind the eight ball and eager to please – particularly when Shannon is involved. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Simon Austin

High profile music producer / agent. He has just come out of rehab and is basically being forced to attend as a guest judge for the Talent Show as part of his community service. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3
The Principal

Totally in control of the school, but almost defers to the will of Shannon. 

Charlie

A bookish, intelligent social outcast who has lungs of steel. She is the least popular girl at school, but her vocal talent is undeniable. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ella

Ella has an exceptionally strong sense of self. She is not motivated by the pack, and is happy to pursue her dreams without worrying about social acceptance. She is an “emotional black belt” – and acts as the mentor to Mark on his journey through the show. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: D3
Carrie

A talented singer who is stuck working as a singing waitress in Billy Ray’s Diner. She is very aware of the social structure at her school, and is attracted to mysterious brooding boys – namely Shane. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
DJ Prince

Facilitates the Talent Show and is a stereotypical host. 

Gender: male
Host

MTV-style presenter. 

Gender: any
Amber Shue

Young violinist, competitor in the Talent Show. 

Gender: female
Chef Joey

A burly, no-nonsense short order cook who runs Billy Ray’s Diner. His job requires him to sing when guests demand. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2