Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small (Up to 10 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Harry Witherspoon
A shy, sweet-natured, and insecure shoe salesman from England. He feels incapable of taking risks and tries to change that all with a very special trip.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Annabel Glick
A no-nonsense representative for the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. She is a proactive citizen with an attentive and aggressive personality, and becomes the unexpected love interest of Harry Witherspoon.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Rita La Porta
Vinnie's high-strung sister with poor eyesight. Impulsive, erratic, and very insecure.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Vinnie Diruzzio
Rita's mild-mannered brother who is dragged into her mess. He is an optometrist with predictably conservative tendencies.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A#2
Luigi Gaudi
Luigi is a mysterious, boisterous Italian who wears a beard and an eye patch. Tony is Rita's lover from New Jersey.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
The Body Of Tony Hendon
The body of a man believed to be "Uncle Anthony," who Harry brings with him on a very special trip. Doubles as Commuter on Train.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Ensemble
2 men and 2 women. MAN 1 (Surly Lorry Driver, Solicitor, Prosperous Man on Train, Clothing Salesman, French Emcee, Croupier, Nun, Old Texan), MAN 2 (Offstage Telegram Deliverer, Vicious Punk, Mr. Loomis the Eye Patient, French Waiter on Train, Stationmaster's Voice, Bellhop, French Waiter in Club, Dapper Gambler, Leper), WOMAN 1 (Landlady, Miss Thorsby the Secretary, Puerto Rican Nurse, Southern Lady #1, Dancing Portrait, Drunken Maid), WOMAN 2 (Spinster, Southern Lady #2, Dancing Roulette Wheel, Dominique du Monaco)