Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Jack Sprague
The hero of our story. He is an adventurous dreamer who is easily duped, but will do anything for his family and loves his mother very much.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Mrs. Sprague
A widow and Jack's mother. A practical, hard-working farm woman who is kind, but protective, to her son. Her family has been thrust into poverty with her husband's disappearance and she eagerly awaits his return.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Betsy
Jack's cow, as portrayed by two actors in a costume. Intelligent, lovable, and extremely communicative.
Gender: any
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
The Baron
Our story's antagonist, he is a landowner and the epitome of a villian. Possesses powers of darkness and will resort to anything to achieve what he wants. Powerful and sinister.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Giant
A tall giant and the world's greatest scientific inventor, he lives at the top of the beanstalk. A lovable, comedic oaf who finds himself gravely misunderstood for his size. Initially befriends Jack, but then imprisons him later on.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Housekeeper
A housekeeper to The Giant. Should be very small with energy and great comedic timing. Should be able to move well.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
The Assistant
The Giant's assistant and Jack's father, who is stricken with amnesia and unaware of his true identity. He schemes with Jack and eventually escapes. Upon his return, he has an epiphany and remembers everything.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
The Golden Harp
A mechanical, robot-like creation of the Giant. Has comedic charm and is a great mover.
Gender: any
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Golden Goose
One of the Giant's creations, though less 'mechanical' than the Harp. Knows a variety of dances and vaudeville style moves.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Ensemble
Neighbors; Beanstalk People