Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Arthur

Our hero. He is a senior and this is his first day at Wonderland High. He is trying to fit in and avoid “labels” at his new school. Smart, attractive and a natural leader. He reads Shakespeare and is friendly and personable. 

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Alice

The head cheerleader. Card suit: Hearts. A Senior, she is the most popular girl in school. Pretty, smart, energetic and charismatic. As the show begins, she is self-absorbed. During the course of the play, she comes to the self-realization being honest and kind might be more important than being popular. Although she has been dating Paul, she eventually becomes Arthur’s romantic counterpart. Her journey is the opposite of Sandy’s character in Grease

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Harry

A senior. Card suit: Clubs. Based on the “White Rabbit”. A bespectacled, geeky kid who commands a sort of respect from other student for his precise manner. He has a keen sense of “right” and “wrong.” He is the hall monitor and rides a scooter. He has crush on Marianne.

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Marianne

A senior. Card suit: Clubs. A shy, nice girl who is in love with Harry. She is smart and feisty when put to the test.

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Allison

A senior. Card suit: Hearts. Based on “The Red Queen”. She is second in command, under Alice. She is egocentric and eager to take Alice’s place as head cheerleader. She thinks that dating Paul and being crowned Lobster Queen are the most important things in life. She fights to win like her life depends on it, no matter the cost to others.

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Paul

A senior. Card Suit: Diamonds. Athletic, handsome and scholastically challenged. He is the captain the Croquet Team and is dating Alice. Extremely focused on winning the school's upcoming championship game. 

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Alicia

A senior. Card suit: Hearts. A cheerleader and Allison’s groupie. She has a crush on Parker. 

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Dee Dee Tweedle

A senior. Card suit: Hearts. A cheerleader. Sandy’s twin sister, “Tweedle-Dee”. 

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Sandy Tweedle

A senior. Card suit: Hearts. A cheerleader. Dee Dee’s twin sister, “Tweedle-Dumb”. 

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Preston

A senior. Card Suit: Diamonds. One of Paul’s buddies on the Croquet Team. 

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: B3
Vocal range bottom: B2
Parker

A senior. Card Suit: Diamonds. One of Paul’s buddies on the Croquet Team. 

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: B3
Vocal range bottom: B2
Katt

A senior. Card Suit: Clubs. Based on the “Caterpillar,” she questions everything and knows all of the answers. Savvy operator of the bookstore. Independent, smart, resourceful.

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Matt Adder

A junior. Card Suit: Spades. He is a prankster and has an extensive collection of silly hats. He, April May and Dora manage lunchtime like a game show. He is the host and his cohorts set the rules.

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 17
Vocal range top: Ab3
Vocal range bottom: D3
April May

A junior. Card Suit: Spades. She is also prankster and is friends with Matt Adder and Dora. She had her hair done in March and has the biggest, craziest hairdo of anyone in the school.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 17
Vocal range bottom: B3
Dora Mousekowitz

A junior. Card Suit: Spades. She suffers from narcolepsy and is apt to fall asleep mid-sentence. The brunt of good-natured abuse from Matt and April May.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 17
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Rose

Card Suit: Spades. Leader of the Garden Glees. A staff-sergeant with a soft spot.

Gender: female
Age: 13 to 18
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Daisy

Card Suit: Spades. A Garden Glee. Smart, playful and inventive, she is the type to grow into a leadership position in her later high school years. 

Gender: female
Age: 13 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Lily

Card Suit: Spades. A Garden Glee. She plays “Devils Advocate” often, and takes more time to be persuaded to join in the fun.

Gender: female
Age: 13 to 18
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: G#4
Violet

Card Suit: Spades. A Garden Glee. The shyest of the four Glees. She tends to retreat to the background, unless she is singing.

Gender: female
Age: 13 to 18
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Dr. Bloom

The new English teacher who is revealed in the script to be Arthur’s mother.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Coach Barker

The gym teacher and Croquet coach.

Gender: any
Age: 35 to 65
Principal Cheshire

A disembodied voice that makes weird and confusing announcements over the P.A. system. Scattered and clumsy. This is a perfect cameo role for a principal or teacher. If you prefer to “see” Cheshire, we suggest he be “seen” a la “Max Headroom” on video, or appear unexpectedly in parts of the set.

Gender: any
Age: 35 to 65
Ensemble

Other students of all sizes, shapes and attitudes, card suits assigned as they are used.

Gender: any