Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Dionysos
The god of theatre and wine. Loves mankind and wants to save them by bringing back his favorite author, George Bernard Shaw. Clever. A bit of a scaredy-cat.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Xanthias
Dionysos' lush servant, who loves the niceties of life even more than his master. A terrible servant, he begrudgingly goes with Dionysos to Hades.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Herakles
Dionysos' half-brother and a great hero. He is strong and masculine with a lavish sense of style and self-worth. Genial but beastly in strength, stature, and reputation.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Charon
The ancient navigator of the boat to Hades. The ultimate tour guide. He is corny, excessively happy, almost robotic in his rote touring dialogue. Always offering extra perks for extra money. A sleepy stoner.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Pluto
The flamboyant god of the underworld. He is a pretentious, flirty, pessimist who loves to be entertained and thinks that life only begins in the afterlife of the underworld.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Shaw
A pompous and famed playwright who thinks himself the best there ever was. Believes holding up a harsh mirror to society is the only way to evoke change.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Shakespeare
A regal and renowned playwright whose words not only appeal to the intellect, but also to the heart.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ariadne
Dionysos' wife, who has tragically died. A beautiful and shy mortal. She loved and supported her husband in life with all of her heart.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ensemble
Travelers; Frogs; Dionysians; Flame Girls; Shavians