2020-21 Character Descriptions

 

MAIN STAGE – RUSSELL HILL ROGERS THEATER – MUSICAL ROLES

 


 

Something Rotten!
 

Shakespeare
The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego. Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40

 

Nick Bottom
A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother. Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40

 

Nigel Bottom
Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan. Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40

 

Bea
Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40

 

Portia
A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel. Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35

 

Nostradamus
A soothsayer. Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50

 

Brother Jeremiah
Portia's father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel's plays are sinful. Gender: Male

 

Lord Clapham / Ensemble
A posh patron of the theater. Gender: Male
 

Shylock / Ensemble
An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt. Gender: Male

 

Ensemble
Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more.

 


 

Annie

 

Annie
A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.
Gender: Female
Age: 10 to 12
Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: A3.

 

Warbucks
A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: Gb5   Vocal range bottom: B3.

 

Grace Farrell
Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

 

Orphans
The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 13

 

Servants
The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.
Gender: Any
Age: 20 to 50

 

Miss Hannigan
The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5.   Vocal range bottom: A3.

 

Rooster
Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G5.   Vocal range bottom: B3.

 

Lily
Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5.   Vocal range bottom: B3.

 

Bert Healy
The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: G5.    Vocal range bottom: E4.

 

Roosevelt
The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F4.   Vocal range bottom: Eb3.

 

Ensemble
Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens
Gender: Any

 


 

Kinky Boots

 

Charlie Price
A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim's mantle.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35

 

Young Charlie
Charlie as a seven year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 7

 

Lola/Simon
A prize fighter's physique draped in satin. A talented drag queen with a killer voice and winning ways.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35

 

Young Lola/Simon
Lola as a ten year old boy who already knows he's destined to wear high heels.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 10

 

Nicola
Charlie's long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30

 

Lauren
Beautiful and strong working class girl.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30

 

Don
Lola's nemesis. Burly hypermasculine bear of a factory worker
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40

 

Pat
Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola's love interest.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40

 

Trish
Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40

 

George
Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

 

The  Six Angels
The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. This ain't a job for no wall-flowers.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30

 

Mr. Price
Charlie's father.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 80

 

Simon Sr.
Lola's father. An unforgiving tower of anger.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

 

Harry
A contemporary of Charlie's but his opposite. Successful, self-aware and confident.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40

 

Richard Bailey
Nicola's boss. An overtly attractive and successful man.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

 

Ensemble
Hooligans, Factory Workers, Pub Patrons, Photographers, Club Patrons

 


 

La Casa Azul the Musical

 

Frida Kahlo
Female
Age 30-40 (plays age 21-47)
Alto Mezzo Soprano Belt. An emotional, passionate, and raw voice with a large vocal range.
A petite and fragile woman in appearance, but strong, confident, courageous, and stubborn in presence, with nuances of insecurity, brokenness, and desperation. A charismatic, disarming, quiet force of nature.

 

La Muerte (dancer)
Female
Various Ages
Silent 
This character is of utmost importance and is Frida’s constant companion. She appears as La Muerte in calavera face throughout the show. Strong ballet/contemporary dancer.
(THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST VIA THE ORIGINAL PRODUCING COMPANY)

 

Diego Rivera
Male
Age 35-55 (plays age 36-68)
Baritone
A man of large stature, girth, presence, and personality. Self-absorbed and oblivious to much due to his commitment to his art and politics. A charismatic and commanding presence.

 

Cristina Kahlo
Age 25-35 (plays age 20-45)
Alto
Frida’s younger sister. A quiet presence. Plays other characters in the ensemble.

 

Guillermo Kahlo
Age 40-55
Baritone/Tenor
Frida’s father. Caring, nurturing and proud of his children. Plays other characters in the ensemble.

 

Alejandro Gomez Arias
Age 24-40 (plays age 20-50)
Tenor
Frida’s boyfriend. Handsome, idealistic, political, ambitious, and a dreamer. Plays other characters in ensemble.

 

Ensemble
Various ages, genders, vocal ranges
Towns people, city dwellers, dignitaries, dancers.

 


 

A Bronx Tale the Musical

 


Ensemble Men
Characters are 30s/40s/50s. 7 versatile men to play Sonny’s wise-guys as well as various inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood. Looking for unique, authentic characters with strong voices and comedic chops. At least 1 must be a true bass-baritone , 1 must be quite heavy-set, and 1 should be a Sinatra / Bennett / Martin / Darin “song stylist”. Must move well.

 

Doo-Wop Group
Characters are 20s/30s. 4 guys; Calogero’s best friends. Also double as various inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood. EXCELLENT DANCERS and SINGERS (at least 1 must be a true bass-baritone; at least 1 must have a thrilling doo-wop falsetto; one must be a top-quality lead vocalist; and all four must be capable of performing tricky close-harmony arrangements).

 

2 Ensemble Men
18+ to play 17. African-American. “Tyrone” (Jane’s brother) & “Jesse”; Excellent singers; tenors (high C). Strong movers.

 

Ensemble Women
20s/30s. 3 Italian girls in Calogero’s neighborhood. Beautiful, funny, tough. EXCELLENT DANCERS and SINGERS.

 

2 Ensemble Women
18+ to play 17. African-American. Jane’s friends “Denise” & “Frieda” - Excellent singers/dancers.

 

Calogero
18+ to play 17. A young likeable Italian-American teenager. He steps in and out of narrating the show. Excellent singer (tenor or very high baritone, with a flair for 60s rock-and-roll) who moves well.

 

Sonny
30s/40s. Italian. The number one man in the neighborhood. He’s the leader of the wise guys. Powerful and charismatic. Strong singer; full voice to G above middle C a plus, should be “at home” with stylings of Frank Sinatra / Tony Bennett / Dean Martin / Bobby Darin.

 

Lorenzo
30s/40s. Italian. Calogero’s father. Strong and sympathetic. He works as a bus driver. Excellent tenor or high baritone; ability to express honest emotion while singing more important than vocal fireworks.

 

Young Calogero
Child – must believably play 9 yrs. old. – Calogero’s younger self. Excellent singer who moves very well.

 

Rosina
30s/40s. Italian. Calogero’s mother. Sensible and beautiful. Strong singer, warm mezzo or alto voice preferred.

 

Jane
18+ to play 17. African-American. Calogero falls in love with her. Striking and smart. Excellent singer who moves well; should be completely “at home” as the lead singer of a girl group.

 



Rock of Ages

 

Drew
Age: 22 - 30
The young dreamer.
Male
Tenor

 

Lonny
Age: 30 - 40
Our rock and roll narrator.
Male
Tenor

 

Sherrie
Age: 21 – 29
She has stars in her eyes.
Female
Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

 

Dennis Dupree
Age: 35 - 50
The classic bar owner.
Male
Baritone

 

Justice Charlier
Age: 25 - 40
The lead lady of the Venus.
Female
Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

 

Stacee Jaxx
Age: 25 - 40
The ultimate rock and roll legend.
Male
Tenor

 

Hertz Klinneman
Age: 40 - 60
A German developer ready to destroy the strip.
Male
Baritone

 

Franz Klinneman
Age: 22 - 35
Hertz’s son.
Male
Tenor

 

Regina
Age: 22 - 35
Leader of the rebellion.
Female
Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

 

The Mayor / Ensemble
Age: Any
The typical politician.
Male
Tenor

 

Waitress #1 / Ensemble
Age: Any
Female
Alto

 

Constance Sack / Ensemble
Age: Any
A reporter.
Female
Spoken

 

Ja'Keith / Ensemble 
Age: Any
The worst talent manager- ever.
Male
Tenor

 

Joey Primo / Ensemble
Age: Any
The next big thing… probably not.
Male
Tenor

 

Ensemble
Various Ages and Genders
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone

 

 



THE CELLAR THEATER – NON-MUSICAL ROLES



 

Boeing Boeing

 

Bernard: (Male, Age 30-35) 
An American playboy living in Paris, Bernard is happily engaged to three different women, none of whom know about the others.

 

Gloria: (Female, age 25-35) 
An American airline stewardess from New York City, Gloria is engaged to Bernard. She is a go-getter, sexy and works for TWA.

 

Gabriella: (Female, age 25-35)  
An Italian airline stewardess, Gabriella is also engaged to Bernard. She is passionate and feisty and works for Alitalia.

 

Gretchen: (Female, age 25-35) 
A German airline stewardess, Gretchen is also engaged to Bernard. She is strong and beautiful and works for Lufthansa.

 

Berthe: (Female, age 30-40)   
Bernard’s French housekeeper, Berthe is always exhausted and exasperated.

 

Robert: (Male, Age 30-35)
An old time friend of Bernard’s from Wisconsin, Robert shows up unexpectedly at Bernard’s Paris home.

 



Last of the Boys

 

Ben (Male, age 50 – 60)
A strong, self-determined vet that hides his pain.

 

Jeeter (Male, age 50 – 60)
A vet that embraced his freedoms and lives care-free (or so it seems).

 

Salyer (Female, 25- 30)
Jeeter’s young girlfriend – she has a secret.

 

Lorraine (Female, age 45-50)
Salyer’s mother. 

 



Orphans

 

Harold (Male, age 40-50)
A Chicago gangster who travels to Newark with a briefcase full of negotiable bonds and promptly gets drunk out of his mind in a tavern.

 

Treat (Male, age 28-35)
A hot-tempered street punk, who kidnaps Harold and takes him home.  Phillip’s, older brother.

 

Phillip (Male, age 16- 24)
The younger, recluse brother suffering from a social affliction that has cause self-imprisonment.

 



The Ladies Foursome

 

Margot : Female, 50-59
She has been running a construction company for over 25 years, she loves her work so much that it cost her marriage and the relationship with her daughter, Stephanie, she is direct, funny and grounded, is in a new relationship, she is happy about it until she discovers Connie also slept with Garrett, she is not a very good golfer, she carries beer in her golf bag and drinks it at 8:30 a.m.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Connie : Female, 50-59
She is Connie Sajack best news anchor in the region, she loves men and men and men, she is confident about being sexy, she is the best golfer and has never lost a game in 14 years of the group playing together, for all her passion, she still mourns the death of her husband, Vic, who was the love of her life.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Tate : Female, 40-45
Of the original foursome, she is married to Bobby who is a vascular surgeon and provides a nice home for their 3 teenagers including Nigel with the crossed eye, Tate has been a stay at home mom for about 17 years and is now wanting something more, she enjoys her secret White Russian smoothies which helps her take the edge off each day, she dreams of owning and running a café, she is the most put together, she wears a visor to play golf, Tate is an ok golfer as she has had some lessons.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Dory: Female, 38-42
She is married and has 6 children aged 12 and under, she lives with her husband, Richard and children in a lodge on Arrowhead Lake– Huntsville area, she is American and learned to golf with her father, David Lakeside who golfed on the PGA tour, she is a good golfer, she met her Canadian husband while working as a singer in Las Vegas, to escape her gambling addiction, she moved with him to Ontario and has been having babies every two years.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 



References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

 

Moon: Male (Any Ethnicity, age: 26-35)
The moon in the sky, Gabriela’s friend.

 

Coyote: Male (Any Ethnicity, age 26-35)
A wild one.

 

Cat: Female (Any Ethnicity)
Gabriela’s pet

 

Martin: Male (Latino, age: 14-15)
Gabriela’s neighbor 

 

Gabriela: Female (Latina, age 25-29)
An Army housewife 

 

Benito: Male (Latino, age 29-34)
Gabriela’s husband, a soldier