Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Heidi
Our story's protagonist. A young girl who has been recently orphaned, she is adventurous and in wonder of her new mountainous environment. Typically a ray of sunshine, but has a bit of a stubborn side when given a bad attitude.
Gender: female
Age: 12 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Aunt Dete
Heidi's aunt who arranges her to stay with her grandfather. Alternates between a soft, caring woman and a harsh, determined lady. Eventually becomes Clara's governess and plots to marry Herr Sesseman, but is undone by Heidi.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Grandfather
Heidi's disheveled grandfather up alone in the mountains. Exiled from the village, he holds resentment and it has resulted in a cold and antisocial view of the world. He eventually evolves and changes with Heidi's help. Optional Doubling as Sebastian.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Peter
A young boy and Grandfather's goatherd who becomes Heidi's first friend. His job has made him a very talented yodeler, but he resents the ability. An encouraging problem-solver. Optional Doubling as Herr Sesemann.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A2
Clara
Herr Sesseman's daughter, she is stricken to a wheelchair. A rude girl who resents her father and wants to be left alone. She eventually regains the ability to walk and her demeanor changes significantly.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Ensemble
Villagers; Goatherds