Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Jerry Lukowski
An unemployed mill worker, fighting to maintain his pride and the custody of his only son. All-American jock and the definitive man's man. Spontaneous. Very prideful.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: C4
Pam Lukowski
Jerry's estranged wife and high school sweetheart. She wants what is best for her son. Strong business woman, but also compassionate and motherly.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Dave Bukatinsky
Jerry's best friend and fellow unemployed mill worker. Very much a man's man, but more of a follower than leader. The definitive sidekick. Prideful. Self-conscious about his size.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C4
Georgie Bukatinsky
Dave's wife. She loves her husband, and worries about him. Loud, outgoing and brash. She is the "leader" of her group of girlfriends.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Harold Nichols
An unemployed supervisor at the mill. Hot Metal's choreographer. Thinks his worth comes from providing for his wife, so he hides his unemployment from her.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Vicki Nichols
Harold's wife. She enjoys the finer things in life. Loves her husband more than anything, and supports him no matter what.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Malcolm Macgregor
An unemployed mill worker. Lives at home with his mother. Depressed, suicidal, awkward, and feeble. Pigeon-chested. Finds comfort in Ethan.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ethan Girard
An unemployed mill worker. Lonely. Has a blind determination and confidence to succeed. Finds company with Malcolm.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: D3
Noah "horse" T. Simmons
A retired mill worker. Embarrassed about being an "average sized" Black man. Despite being old and slow when walking, he still has explosive dance moves. Frequently grumpy.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: F2
Jeanette Burmeister
A piano player of indeterminate years and show-business pro. Sassy, quick-witted, and larger than life. Has slowed down in recent years.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: F4
Ensemble
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