Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Chinese Stage Manager
The teller of the story. He jumps between many jobs, often changing scenery or playing certain parts in the story. Imaginative and exuberant, yet levelheaded and calculating. Optional Doublings: Narrator, Aladdin's Father, Prime Minister, Executioner
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
1st Assistant
She plays a street urchin, Attendant to the Princess, a Cave and Cloud person, Court Lady. She also moves ladder, screen, props, and dragon.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E4
2nd Assistant
He plays a street urchin, Guard to Emperor, a Cave and Cloud person, and Court Gentleman. He also moves ladder, screens, props, and dragon.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Aladdin
A youthful and carefree street urchin. He becomes more serious after meeting the Princess and falling in love, and later becomes the richest man in China.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 25
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Mrs. So-and-so
Aladdin's mother and poor widow. She is initially stern with her son and his lack of work ethic, but becomes much happier when is rich.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Princess Mei Ling
Daughter of the Emperor of China. She moves with oriental style and poise, yet is delicate, warm, and honest. Falls in love with Aladdin.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Emperor Of China
Highly stylized and oriental. A selfish and vain leader, who is also protective of his daughter Mei Ling.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Magician
An Arabic whirling dervish and powerful magician. He puts up a friendly facade to Aladdin and his mother, but is actually a trickster set on using the genie for world domination. Optional Doubling as CLOUD PERSON.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Genie Of The Lamp
An Arabian genie who becomes Aladdin's slave once he is freed from the lamp. Full of zest and joy, he is a showman only seen by his master and the audience. Optional Doubling as GENIE OF THE RING.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Fatima The Dancing Doll
A mechanical doll brought to life by a tap on the shoulder. Once moving, she becomes very fluid and human.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4