Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Leading Player

The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Pippin

Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.

Gender: male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Charles

Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Lewis

Pippin's half-brother. 

Fastrada

Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Berthe

Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.

Gender: female
Age: 67 to 67
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Catherine

A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.

Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Theo

Catherine's son. 

Gender: male
Age: 6 to 10
Ensemble

Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players