Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Aldo
A henchman of Nick Valenti.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 20
Atta-girls
Featured ensemble singers and dancers in Nick Valenti s club.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 20
Cheech

A gangster in Nick Valenti s mob. Assigned as Olive s bodyguard who has an unexpected talent for dramaturgy and storytelling.

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 25
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
David Shayne

A struggling amateur playwright and true bohemian artist. He has a long standing engagement to the wholesome Ellen, but fears marriage will force him to give up his writing and bohemian way of life.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 20
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Eden Brent

An ever-optimistic actress in David's play. Always has her dog Mr. Woofles in tow, and often speaks in Pig-Latin.

Gender: female
Age: 25 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Ellen

David's girlfriend of around ten years. She loves David and supports his art but is growing tired of the bohemian lifestyle, wishing for a more comfortable life back home in Pittsburgh.

Gender: female
Age: 25 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ensemble
Flappers, gangsters, bohemians, Cotton Club Dancers, Hot Dog Man and the Four Franks, maids, assistants, and understudies.
Gender: any
Helen Sinclair

An aging diva with a huge ego and a recent string of flops. A talented dipsomaniac who dislikes the idea of being cast as more mature female characters.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 35
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Julian Marx

The sole producer on Broadway to still believe in David. Julian understands show business and finds a backer for David s play, with a few unsavory conditions.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 40
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
Kay
Another bohemian friend of David and Ellen.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 20
Mitchell Sabine
The stage manager of David s play.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 30
Nick Valenti

A lovable Mob Boss and Olive s boyfriend. He loves Olive and promises to make her a star by being the sole backer of a new Broadway bound play.

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 35
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Olive Neal

Nick Valenti s flapper girlfriend. A brash, blonde bombshell who yearns to be a real star on Broadway, without the acting chops or work ethic to back it up.

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 20
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Rocco
Another member of Nick Valenti s gang.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 20
Sheldon Flender
A close friend of both David and Ellen. Passionate bohemian, who values art over life.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 20
Warner Purcell

The leading man in David s play. A talented actor who tends to stress eat compulsively. Becomes romantically inclined with Olive behind Nick s back.

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2