Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Elder Henderson Booth
A charming, romantic man in his later life nursing youthful illusions. Often remembers things differently than the Elder Jane Wiley. Actor doubles as General Maclean.
Gender: male
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Henderson Booth
Youthful. Handsome. An energetic, smart, and ambitious reporter who has just arrived in Paris ready to tackle the world. Uses his own knowledge to make a name for himself in the world.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Jane Wiley
An attractive, disillusioned reporter for the Paris Edition of the Denver Defender. A softhearted girl who affects a hard-boiled manner in an effort to be strong. Came to Paris to conquer the world.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Gertrude Stein
The hefty and formidable writer of the American avant garde in Paris. Intimidating and tough, she is also spirited and friendly.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Alice B. Toklas
Gertrude's diminutive companion, she loves Gertrude. Also her business manager. Can be intimidating.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Isadora Duncan
Legendary modern dancer and seductress. A force of nature. Lives extravagantly and has a pension for younger men who make her feel younger. All about feeling things and living impulsively in the moment.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mike Malone
Managing Editor of Paris Edition of the Denver Defender. Cynical and bemused, but behind all of his barking he is actually a big softy. A man of simple tastes.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Robert Leary
Former boy genius gone to seed in Paris. Compulsive gambler and drunk. Sports reporter on Defender. The longtime lover of Reggie. Prideful, stubborn, raffish.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Regine Duvalier (reggie)
Worldly French fashion reporter for the newspaper. Pretty, prideful, and fashionable. In love with her lover, Robert, but fears he won't want her company anymore if she admits it.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Zach Monroe
Dashing newspaper photographer. A self-absorbed womanizer who knows he is attractive. Pompous and confident. A great dancer.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
General Maclean
Publisher of Paris Edition of Defender. A rogue who spouts purity and patriotism and seeks pleasure in the city of Paris. Actor doubles as Elder Henderson Booth.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Momma Maclean
Elderly mother of the General. Champion kleptomaniac with generous impulses and a gentle heart. Sprightly and a bit kooky. Actor doubles as Elder Jane Wiley.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Elder Jane Wiley
Sophisticated, opinionated and stylish. Occasionally looks back on things in a somewhat different light than the Elder Henderson Booth. Actor doubles as Momma Maclean.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble
Tourists; Waiters; Nightclub Patrons; Office Workers; Celebrities