Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Princess Scheherazade
A storyteller who is forced to tell stories to the Sultan. A quick and flowery talker who eventually finds herself with Sesame.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G4
The Sultan
The fat and bejeweled leader of the land. Gluttonous, foolish, and always in want of a good story.
Gender: male
Ali Baba
A poor Chicago street-sweeper, he remains happy and cheerful. A popular fixture in town who turns to entertaining the idea of stealing riches because of his love for Morgiana causes him to debate stealing riches.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Morgiana
Kassim's pretty servant girl, she becomes Ali's secret love. Pleasant, confident, and quick on her feet.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Minnie "fatimoma" Baba
Ali's mother and the head of the Baba household. She is always moving around, but continues to keep an eye on everything...and everyone.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Grandma Emily Baba
Grandpa's faithful wife. Amused by the antics of her family and always one to keep a leash on her husband.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Grandpa Zachariah Baba
The seasoned war veteran. Disgruntled with the misbehaving of his grandkids and not afraid to speak his mind. Constantly looking for a drink and a younger woman.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Sesame
The janitor of a warehouse and new recruit in Carooni's gang. Loud and boorish, he lives a meager life and regrets his involvement in crime. He feels alone and down on himself.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Oscar Haroun Al Carooni
The cocky kingpin of numerous city of Chicago gangs. He holds a mysterious past and an imposing presence, who has no trouble keeping his cronies in line.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Prince Tiny
Leader of the Tinies and a rival to Freddie the Fiddler. The most skilled known thief around. Mouthy and mocking.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Doll The Moll
Carooni's girlfriend. An extremely dolly, but equally dumb broad. Walks through the world wide-eyed and always looking to dance.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble
The Heavies (Kneecaps, Hunky, Jem, Legs, Buster, Micky, Periscope Pete); The Tinies (Small Fry, Big Ears, Skinny, Blue Eyes, Four Eyes, Smiler); Ali's Siblings (Owls, Claude, Tootsie, Billie); Party Guests; Street Vendors