Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Johnny
The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Tunny
Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Will
Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
St. Jimmy
Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: C3
Heather
A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Whatsername
A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Extraordinary Girl
A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Ensemble
The Men (Carson, Daniel, Brandon, John, Jamal, Dustin, Jared); The Women (Chelsea, Ashley, Aurie)