Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Delaney Duzwell

Delaney is a Senior, full of positive energy, at Snaphappy High.  She is well-liked and a natural leader at the High School.  With her strong and upbeat character, Delaney can motivate all the other youth of Snaphappy. Dancing is her life.

Gender: female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Chad Lightfoot

Chad is the son of the town Mayor and a Senior at Snaphappy High. He’s a good kid, into sports as well as singing and dancing. Yet, there is a certain vulnerability in Chad due to the loss of his mom and his struggle to accept his new step mother. He becomes Delaney’s boyfriend during the show.

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mayor Pete Lightfoot

Mayor Lightfoot is an affable and beloved mayor who wants to do what is best for the town of Snaphappy. Unfortunately, he is blinded by his feelings for his new wife and easily allows her to lead him down a misguided path, much to the dismay of his son, Chad.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Mona Lightfoot

Mona is the Mayor’s complicated new wife. She has a severe dancing phobia. When she arrives in Snaphappy her fears are laid bare when she learns that the entire town loves to dance. To mask her insecurity she behaves like a tyrant, alienating almost everybody, especially Chad. She insists on having things her way until she is finally won over by the accepting Townsfolk.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Lucas

Lucas is a true jock but not much of a dancer – or so he thinks.  He is Chad’s best friend and fairly awkward with girls, until he meets Emma. Everything she does simply amazes him.

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Emma

Emma is an exuberant cheerleader and Delaney’s long time best friend.  She is also more than a little infatuated with Lucas whom she impresses with her amazing flexibility and athleticism. For Emma there is always a reason to cartwheel, flip or do a jump or the splits.

Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Daphne Duzwell

Daphne is Delaney’s mother and is the co-owner, with her husband Don, of the D-D-D Dance Studio..  She has the same spunk as her daughter, Delaney.   With a heart of gold, she loves her husband and all her dance students, which includes everybody in town.

Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Don Duzwell

Don is Delaney’s father and co-owner of the D-D-D Dance Studio.  He is a bit square and more of a worrier than Daphne. Together, they manage to keep their Dance Studio afloat.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Principal Mr. Wizzle or Ms. Wizzle

He/she is the principal of the high school and a bit of a busy body. He/she loves all the students but is reluctant to buck the town leadership.  Mr. or Ms. Wizzle is constantly irritated that everyone makes fun of their name  – (Wizzle - not Weasel)

Gender: any
Age: 35 to 99
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Susan Mansford

Susan is a mother and a student at D-D-D Dance Studio.  She sings and dances with relish, but can be prone to faint in public. She is one of the Townsfolk and has a featured duet in “Shake your Groove Thing”.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Mr. Bob Mansford

Mr. Mansford is a father and a student at the D-D-D- Dance Studio, and quite the dancer.  – His wife, Susan, keeps him on his toes.  He is one of the Townsfolk and has a featured duet in “Shake Your Groove Thing”.

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Police Officer Carlisle

Officer Carlisle is the local Chief of Police who is charged with enforcing the new “dance tax”.  Although it is painful for him, he reluctantly does so.

Gender: any
Age: 30 to 60
Ensemble

Includes Cheerleaders, Kid's Ensemble, Townsfolk Ensemble, High School Kids, Parents, Teachers, etc. 

Gender: any