Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

John Wilkes Booth
(1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F2
Charles Guiteau
(1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Leon Czologosz
(1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G#2
Giuseppe Zangara
(1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Samuel Byck
(1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Lynette "squeaky" Fromme
(1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Sara Jane Moore
(1930- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, on September 22, 1975. A frazzled housewife with little sense.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
John Hinckley
(1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Lee Harvey Oswald
(1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Balladeer
A folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Emma Goldman
(1869-1940) Turn-of-the-century Anarchist agitator and feminist. Terse and stubborn. An inspiration to Czolgosz.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
The Proprietor
A mysterious man who runs the shooting gallery at a carnival.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2
David Herold
(1842-1865) One of John Wilkes Booth's confederates. Aided Booth in his attempted escape.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Billy
Sara Jane Moore's whiny son.
Gender: male
Age: 8 to 8
Ensemble
Bystanders; Tourists; Reporters; Photographers