Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Anne Shirley
An intelligent, self-sufficient orphan whose bravery and kind heart bring a fresh outlook and bright light to those around her. Redheaded, freckled, and homely looking. Short temper. Talkative, chipper, and stubborn.
Gender: female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Matthew Cuthbert
The warm-hearted and affectionate brother of Marilla. Shy and quiet, but quickly brought to life by Anne's constant devotion. Gives way to Marilla's wishes around the house and finds a kindred spirit in Anne.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Marilla Cuthbert
An older woman whose stern exterior gives way to a warm and loyal heart. Owns Green Gables with her brother Matthew. Runs the household and holds her emotions in. Proud of Anne.
Gender: female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Gilbert Blythe
A strong-willed and intelligent man who dreams of becoming a doctor. Rivals Anne for top marks in school. His heart is quickly captured by Anne. Self-assured. Charming. Hard working.
Gender: male
Age: 16 to 20
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Diana Barry
Brought up in a more traditional home, she is captivated by Anne and becomes her best friend. Sweet and caring. Pretty but in no way vain.
Gender: female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Rachel Lynde
Marilla's friend and busybody neighbor. Warns the Cuthberts against taking in an orphan, but is eventually won over. Gossips and over-exaggerates. Makes fun of Anne's physical shortcomings when she has some of her own.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mrs. Barry
Diana's mother. Worries about her daughter's associations. Fussy nature gives way to an open heart when Anne saves her youngest daughter.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Josie Pye
An Avonlea schoolgirl who antagonizes Anne Shirley and vies for Gilbert's attentions. Not particularly smart or hard working. Aloof. A party girl who is brash and effortlessly abrasive.
Gender: female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Postmaster
Mr. Phillips
The schoolmaster. He is a kind man, but insists on respect and good behavior from his students and sometimes must be accordingly harsh with them.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3