Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Franklin Shepard
His character ranges from an influential songwriter and film producer to an innocent, bright-eyed optimist in NYC. Talented and handsome but misled, tragic, and tormented.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Charley Kringas
A stubborn, intense man with average looks. He ranges from a successful lyricist and Frank's long-time friend to a bright-eyed optimist creating his own opportunities in NYC.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: A#2
Mary Flynn
A middle-aged theatre critic. Her character arcs to the youthful, gorgeous 20-something living in NYC with best friend Frank. Sardonic, bitter, and witty.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Trio
Pasquale, Giuseppe and Ciccio.
Meg Kincaid
Starry-eyed starlet who is naive and ambitious. At the start of the show, she is Frank's newest fling.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Gussie Carnegie
The flamboyant, self-invented actress. Her character begins at the end of her relationship with Frank, but throughout the show we see her grow more and more helplessly in love with him. Greedy and seductive.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Joe Josephson
Big-talking Broadway producer and husband to Gussie. He later becomes pathetic and poor.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Beth
A naive and insecure middle-American who is the mother of Frank's son. She arcs from a down-trodden housewife at her wits end to a hopeless romantic at the beginning of her engagement to the man of her dreams.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ensemble
Party Guests; Artists; Students