Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small (Up to 10 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Flaminio Scala
The charismatic, larger-than-life leader of the troupe. A proud and groundbreaking theatre artist whose first love is the stage. Hardheaded and unable to change with the times.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Pantalone
An old miser with a broken heart and former tailor who was plucked from his shop and promised the love of many women by Flaminio. Plays misers and old fathers in their troupe's plays.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Columbina
Voluptuous, comic and passionate. The mistress of Flaminio. Loves her husband, but longs for him to love her the way he did when they first met. Ultimately embraces the change in theatre and her aging position in it.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Armanda Ragusa
An endearingly innocent dwarf who plays comic roles. Unrequitedly in love with Flaminio and jealous of the attention Isabella and Columbina receive from him. Protective of Flaminio and his legacy.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Dottore Graziano
A failed elixir salesman who now plays the pompous, quack of a doctor. Frequently speaks in Latin to sound smart. Excellent pantomime.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Isabella Andreini
Beautiful, ethereal, and rebellious of her parents' high-society life. Writes plays and has great comedic talents. The wife of Francesco.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: G3
Francesco Andreini
Handsome, charismatic, and ambitious. The quintessential leading man, who is married to Isabella. Attempts to promote the progressive art-form in theatre.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3