Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Star Vehicle Male
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Christie
A young street vendor and acrobat. Loyal to Kean, he lives and works on the streets but aspires to follow Kean's path onto the stage.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Kean
Known as the King of London, he is the most famous actor of his time. There is a sense of entitlement and he possesses a pompous poise. As a true bohemian artist, he lives in the moment. A well-spoken womanizer, who is also a hopeless romantic. He struggles with defining himself amongst all the characters he portrays.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Barnaby
Part of Kean's acting troupe. He is always a supporting role or understudy to Kean. He is crafty, though a bit aloof at times.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ben
Barnaby's crony and a fellow actor in the troupe. He is not the brightest fellow and often acts out of own self-indulgence or satisfaction.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Francis
Barnaby's crony and fellow actor in the troupe. He has a practical mind and doesn't allow emotion to cloud his judgment.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Solomon
Kean's aide and loyal right-hand man. He is practical and well mannered, acting as the voice of reason in Kean's free-spirited life.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Countess Elena De Koeberg
The Countess de Koeberg, she is wife to the Count. Sprightly, playful, and a hopeless romantic. Passionate, with a sharp sense of humor.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Count De Koeberg
The Danish ambassador. An important and powerful man in politics, he is a strong community presence in spite of the fact that he is relatively clueless. He eventually grows suspicious of a possible affair between his wife, Elena, and Kean.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Prince Of Wales
A man of great importance, he garners much respect from those around him. He is a regal and powerful man. He does, however, have a somewhat casual demeanor with Kean.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Amy
Elena's friend. She is a socialite who enjoys being in the know and gossiping constantly. Maintains the status quo and the principles of what is considered proper and respectable in high society.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 28
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Anna Danby
A merchant's daughter from the upper class. She seems unimposing and naïve in disposition, but also has a borderline obsessive fanaticism for Kean and his life as an actor. Strong-willed, stubborn, eager.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
Captains; Prince's Companions; Theatre-Goers; Street-Hawkers; Entertainers; Onlookers; Ladies Of Verona; Sailors; Henchmen; Barmaids; Whores; Fighters; Guardsmen