Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Older Roles
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Dr. Voltaire / Pangloss
Voltaire is the story's wise and all-knowing narrator. Dr. Pangloss is Cunegonde and Candide's teacher. He loves Paquette.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G2
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: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
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: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Baron
Cunegonde and Maximillian's father. A stuffy nobleman and indiscreet womanizer.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Baroness
Cunegonde and Maximillian's mother and the Baron's wife.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
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: G5
Vocal range bottom: G2
Old Lady
Though she was once beautiful, she is now old and ugly. Acts as a guide and teacher to Candide and Cunegonde.
Gender: female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ensemble
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, Pirates, Banquet Guests