Character Breakdown

Darryl Van Horne

A newcomer from New York – “Harold Hill” type.

Baritone with a touch of “Rock & Roll” or Jerry Lee Lewis to solid high E-flat.

40-ish.  Has major sex appeal. Women become hypnotised by his manner and charm. He breaks all the rules and wins all the women over. Is sexy without being beautiful. 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Alexandra Spofford

A sculptress.

Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix. Mid to late 30’s.

An artist. Creates with passion, bestowing her own individuality on each piece. Unique and yet aff ecting in her manner. Is the leader of the three women. Has a teenage son – Michael. 

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jane Smart

A cellist.

Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix. Mid 30’s.  

A musician who seems reserved and quiet. Has a straight-laced appearance but she can turn into a sexpot – her passion for music matches her sexual drive. Energetic with emotion. Acerbic sense of humour.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 38
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Sukie Rougemont

A writer.

Belt Soprano with good head tones or mix. Late 20’s or early 30’s.

A journalist who is not focused in her work. Conveniently scatterbrained from time to time. Talks faster than she thinks. She is on the shy side and a follower rather than a leader. Sees Jane and Alexandra as the sisters she never had.

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Felicia Gabriel

Town gossip.  Eastwick’s First Lady.

Belt soprano – 40-ish

She doesn't have class but thinks she does. Veneer of happiness is always on. She has money. Does not have a close relationship with her daughter. She is the self-appointed leader of society and has an unshakeable belief that she knows what is best for the town. Her brand of dictatorship is dispensed with a saccharine sweetness. She takes an instant dislike to Darryl on his arrival in Eastwick and becomes his nemesis.

Gender: female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Jennifer Gabriel

Felicia’s daughter

Light belt soprano – 18yrs.

Main juvenile lead. Direct opposite of mother. Complete natural innocence. Looks 18 yrs young. Her mother is a smothering presence. Accustomed to acting in a certain way to keep her mother happy. Felicia has tried to mould her into a “Barbie” doll for whom she will find the perfect “Ken” – it isn’t going to be Michael.

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Michael Spofford

Alexandra’s son.

Lyric tenor up to A plus pop falsetto to C – 18yrs.

Main juvenile lead. Innocence with a wild edge. Has a non-conformity about him. He has naïveté and sweetness but becomes hip later on. Is more a friend to his mother than a son.

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 20
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C3
Clyde Gabriel

Felicia’s Husband

Character Baritone – 40-ish

A pathetic down-trodden man, who realises he is trapped in a loveless marriage. He is having an affair with Sukie. However, your sympathies are with him because of the relationship he has with his wife. He is hen-pecked but stays with Felicia because it is easier too; he is scared of her. She is also in control of all their money which demoralises him as a man. Has a good relationship with his daughter. Good voice but not a huge range.

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Darryl’s servant

Singing not essential – age immaterial.

Physical extreme of exotic looks.  Bizarre – as Darryl says, “Not of this world.”

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Little Girl
Gender: female
Age: 12 to 16
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

A varied and diverse group of individuals who populate the town of Eastwick. They are all “characters” and should represent a range of ages and physical types.

Joe’s wife.  Belt Soprano with good head tones or mix – 30’s. Joe's wife. Is a very sexy character. Big Felician crony. One of the Felicia trio. Volunteers in the library and has the hots for Toby.

Ed’s wife. Belt soprano with legit sound. 40’s. Minister's wife. Lacquered hair. Busybody. Takes over running the town once Felicia is killed. Part of the Felicia Trio.

Raymond’s wife.  Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix – 30’s. One of Felicia’s cronies. Church, city council and housewife. All the ladies come to her house for the lacquered hair look. Married to Raymond, the school principal, and runs string quartet.

Homer’s wife, also a real estate agent. Belt Mezzo with good head tones or mix – 30’s. Gossip of the town. Uses Eudora to fi nd it all out. More of a follower. Wants to be accepted and fi t into Felicia's crowd. Married to Homer.

Gina’s Husband, a construction worker. Tenor – 30’s. Handsome and fancied by many of the townswomen. Good actor / singer.

Greta’s Husband, a school principal. Tenor – 30’s. Mousey school principal – is quite camp. Strong actor / singer.

Works at the library restocking the bookshelves. Lyric Tenor with belt – 20’s. Contemporary of Michael’s. Just out of high school. Handsome / cute.

Minister of the town church.  Baritone – 40’s. A good man but been in the church too long. Not in touch with his faith anymore – just doing it as a job, not as a calling. It's convenient for him and it is too late to start over.

Owns the grocery store. Bass / Baritone – 30’s. Friendly. Caters to all the townsfolk.

Waitress at Nemo’s Diner. Mezzo

An ordinary young school girl.  A “Young Cosette” type Soprano – Over 16 but looks much younger. Needs to be the clean slate of the town women. She has not been painted like the rest.

Cake decorator at the Grocery store.  Light belt soprano – late teens.  A contemporary of Jennifer. No college education. Still lives with her parents till she marries. She was the Homecoming Queen.

Frank’s wife. A Bank teller. Soprano – 30’s. Married 10-12 years. Frank & Mabel were High School sweethearts. Knits in her spare time making baby sweaters for new-borns in Eastwick.

Jennifer’s friend. Cashier at the grocery store.  Soprano – Late teens, early 20’s (possible Lead Dancer).  Still in high school. One year behind Jennifer. Has a huge crush on Michael. Kinda slow and has unreasonable expectations for her life. She started at the store as a summer job and will be there the rest of her life.

Proprietor of a local crafts store. Mezzo – 40’s or older.  Has lived in Eastwick all her life. Current day hippy – very bohemian. Alexandra could possibly grow up to be like her. No strong alliances to either side of the town. Takes in all the stray animals.

A retired seamstress. Mezzo – 40’s or older.  She is a Widow and has enough money to live. Takes a walk every day. Knows everyone's business. Quite eccentric. Lives in her house with lots of cats.

A clerk at the hardware store. Friend of Michael’s. Tenor – Late Teens / early 20’s. Graduated from high school and is working at the hardware store. Was Homecoming King. He peaked in High school. Realises life isn't that great. Was an item with Mavis in High School.

A Real Estate Agent. Tenor – 30’s. He and Marge are a husband & wife duo. Lets Marge run with all the contacts. Does the books and keeps business running. Been in Eastwick ten years.

Town physician. Baritone – 40’s or older. Is privy to everything but doesn't tell. Widower.

Other townsfolk, as available.

Gender: any
Age: 16 to 60