Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Lottie Gibson
A successful comedienne and vaudevillian with a theatrical and over-the-top personality. She also owns a boarding house. Outgoing, warm, and loved.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Dennis Emery
Distinguished gentleman of the theatre and Shakespearian actor. He is handsome, courtly, and in his prime. Dramatic. Reminiscent of an early John Barrymore.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ruby Monk
Housekeeper and cook at Lottie's boardinghouse. A confidante, close friend, and like a member of the Gibson family. Wise and fully willing to share her opinions.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Carl Gibson
Lottie's adventurous father who is prone to making bad investments. He loves his daughter to death. In charge of the Boarding house along with Ruby when Lottie is away.
Gender: male
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Betsy Busch
Lovely looking, but bitter, immature, and jealous of Lottie's time spent with her father. She is named the "Baby Betsy Busch," a 13-year-old child actress. Flora's daughter.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Mickey Powers
A young and attractive waiter from Dreamland Casino who falls for Betsy. Thinks Betsy is thirteen and too young to date.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Flora Busch
Dennis's mean, selfish ex-wife. A retired actress and Betsy's mother. Insists that Betsy continue to play a little girl for financial gain. She eventually runs off with a gentleman friend.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
Singing Waiters; Quartet; Acrobats; Neighbors; Coney Island Vendors; Coney Island Goers; Pages; Sailors