Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Violet
The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Flick
An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn't enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C4
Monty
A paratrooper and Flick's friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Young Vi
Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Father
A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet's face while he is chopping wood.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Old Lady

A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Actor doubles as Hotel Hooker. 

Gender: female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Preacher

An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings include: Radio Singer, Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4.

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Virgil

The Preacher's assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher's show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Actor doubles as Billy Dean, Bus Driver 2, Radio Singer and Bus Passenger.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Music Hall Singer

The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. The actor doubles as a Bus Passenger. 

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Lulu Buffington

A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher's telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Actor doubles as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger.

Gender: female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Leroy Evans

A citizen of Spruce Pine with a dog named Roscoe. Not very bright. Actor doubles as a Radio Soloist, Bus Driver 3, and Bus Passenger. 

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
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