Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Jane Eyre
Our story's protagonist. A young, strong-willed woman who is outwardly quiet, watchful and shy. Her beauty does not come from her physical appearance but rather from her character, humor, and strength.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Young Jane Eyre
Full of soul. Strong and willful.
Gender: female
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
John Reed
Mrs. Reed
Mr. Brocklehurst
The owner of Lowood School. He must be an imposing and frightening figure to Young Jane; cold-eyed, zealous and pontifical.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Miss Scatcherd
A teacher at Lowood, she is a hard-faced and embittered middle-aged woman whose nature has been warped by dogged obedience to Mr. Brocklehurst and a natural distrust of anything unusual or imaginative.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Marigold
A servant at Lowood School. An ex-schoolgirl herself, she has been kept to do the dirty kitchen work and cleaning. She is semi-moronic and entirely without humor.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Helen Burns
A woman of calm and spiritual demeanor. She is intellectually and spiritually engaging. Teaches the young Jane her most important lesson in life.
Gender: female
Age: 14 to 16
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Mrs. Fairfax
Rochester's elderly relation and the house-keeper of Thornfield Hall who is fussy, garrulous, and kind-hearted.
Gender: female
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Robert
The Butler at Thornfield, he is dry and intelligent, and a martyr to Mrs. Fairfax's whims. An understanding and reliable servant to Rochester.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Adele
Grace Poole
Bertha Mason's minder and nurse who is caring and capable, and has an occasional fondness for the liquor pot.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Edward Fairfax Rochester
An intelligent and powerful male presence, he has been greatly damaged by life and is therefore quite prickly and demanding, but has a keen sense of humor and engaging personality.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Blanche Ingram
The clever, sophisticated, and stunningly beautiful woman who is to be married to Rochester. She is witty and graceful but also possesses a stunning voice.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Lady Ingram
Blanche Ingram's mother. An amply proportioned woman who wears an expression of almost insupportable haughtiness, her eyes are fierce and her voice deep. She is pompous and dogmatic.
Gender: female
Age: 55 to 65
Lord Ingram
Mary Ingram
Mr. Eshton
Louisa Eshton
Amy Eshton
Colonel Dent
Mrs. Dent
Richard Mason
Bertha Mason's brother. He is a well educated gentleman, but mentally and emotionally weak as he is haunted by the wrong he has done to Rochester and the need to care for his deranged, unhappy sister.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Bertha Mason
Rochester's mad wife, kept in the attic of Thornfield Hall. She is strangely beautiful yet a criminally deranged bride stuck in the moment of her final happiness.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: C#4
The Vicar
St. John Rivers
The appealing and handsome curate of the parish of Gateshead who is caring for Mrs Reed at her death. He is a complex young man, passionately devoted to his Christian faith and duty.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Ensemble
Servants; Schoolgirls