Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Older Roles
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Voltaire / Pangloss / Governor
Voltaire: quick, sharp, and mischievous. He is the narrator and driver of the story. Pangloss: the self-opinionated, pompous, optimistic philosopher whose ideas lead Candide horribly astray. The Governor: a smooth, romantic seducer.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: F2
Candide
A naïve and trusting youth, who blindly follows the teachings of his teacher. Cunegonde's lover and nephew to the Baron and Baroness.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: A3
Cunegonde
A blonde beauty and Candide's love interest. Faithful, strong, and attractive.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: A3
Maximillian
Cunegonde's brother. A young, handsome aristocrat whose looks are only matched by his vanity.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Paquette
A sexy but good-hearted maid who does her best to help reunite Candide with Cunegonde.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Old Woman
The illegitimate daughter of a Pope and a Princess and the subsequent victim of an extraordinary sequence of dramatic misfortunes. She is witty, dry, and pessimistic.
Gender: female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Cacambo
Candide's faithful and utterly devoted servant. A friend with a wealth of practical knowledge to share.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Martin
Martin is Voltaire's antidote to Pangloss. Martin must communicate a lifetime of disappointment and a skepticism born of observing the worst traits in human nature.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A2
Vanderdenur
A villainous pirate who makes off with all of Candide's treasure. He is the very archetype of vicious colonial oppression.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble
Attendants; Citizens; Passengers; Immigrants; Prisoners