Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Richard Hoover

A self-help entrepreneur. Created a pathway to success following his “Ten Step Method." Still waiting for success. 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Sheryl Hoover

The Hoover matriarch who loves her family very much. Feeling strain in her marriage.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Grandpa

Richard’s formerly estranged father. In his sixties and a little worse for the wear. Coaches Olive for pageants. 

Gender: male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Olive Hoover

The youngest member of the Hoover Family and aspiring beauty queen.

Gender: female
Age: 8 to 10
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Dwayne Hoover

Sheryl and Richard’s teenage son. Determined to become a pilot and has taken a vow of silence until he gets to flight school.

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Uncle Frank

Sheryl’s academic brother. Suffers from depression and recently attempted suicide after a  heartbreak. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Larry Sugarman

A Proust Scholar who stole Frank’s lover.  (Can double as Buddy Dean Gardner and Doctor).

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: E2
Buddy Dean Gardner

A Little Miss Sunshine contest official and host. (Can double as Larry Sugarman and Doctor).

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Doctor

A doctor who talks with the Hoover Family after Grandpa is brought to the hospital. (Can double as Larry Sugarman and Buddy Dean Gardner). 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Linda

A bereavement liaison at the hospital. (Can double as Miss California). 

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 35
Miss California

Co-host of the Little Miss Sunshine finals. (Can double as Linda). 

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Joshua Rose

Frank’s old beau and former graduate student. (Can double as Kirby and Funeral Home Worker). 

Gender: male
Age: 24 to 30
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C2
Kirby

A laid back stoner who enters Olive in the Little Miss Sunshine Finals after the family arrives late. (Can double as Joshua Rose and Funeral Home Worker). 

Gender: male
Age: 24 to 30
Funeral Home Worker

A worker at the funeral home. (Can double as Joshua Rose and Kirby).

Gender: male
Age: 24 to 30
Bridget / Mean Girl

A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.

Gender: female
Age: 8 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Tracee / Mean Girl

A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.

Gender: female
Age: 8 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
D'Borah / Mean Girl

A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.

Gender: female
Age: 8 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Chelsea (Optional)

A contestant in the Little Miss Sunshine finals and a mean girl in Olive’s mind.

Gender: female
Age: 8 to 10