Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Lochran
A captain of the Union Army, he believes the Rebels will easily back down. Quickly feels the weight of the war as many young men perish under his watch.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Abraham Lincoln
Sam Taylor
One of the two brothers who join the war. Sam joins the Confederation, eager and confident but quickly learns and is affected by the horrors of war.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Nathaniel Taylor
Bill
Sarah
A kind but incredibly strong woman. She is married to a Union soldier and must tend to the house, work, and children alone while her husband is away.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Pierce
A Confederate captain from Virginia who goes to fight for his beloved state. He feels the full weight of the war and the impact his decisions have.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Horatio
Spencer
Richardson
Harriet
An escaped slave who helps other slaves escape via the Underground Railroad. Strong, but not without worry or fear.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: A3
Beauregard
Barksdale
Cyrus Stevens
Henry Stewart
Anderson
Mcewen
Patrick
Virgil
Exter
Clayton Toler
Bessie
A slave who has had her husband and all of her children taken from her. She remains positive in spite of this. Eventually escapes via the Underground Railroad.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: F3
Frederick Douglas
An escaped slave and son of a former slave. He believes slavery is the pivot point of the revolution, despite what politicians say. Smart, outspoken, stately.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: D4
Confederate Captain
Like the Union Captain, he laments on the effects of the war. He remains prideful throughout it all, believing in his cause even through the destruction of his preconceived notion of war.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Union Captain
Laments the numbing effects the war has had on him personally. Eagerly awaits the end of the fighting.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Benjamin
A slave who, after enduring so much suffering, is happy to sit back and watch the white men fight so he can reap the benefits of potential freedom. Eventually becomes a guide on the Underground Railroad.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble