Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small (Up to 10 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

The Narrator (el Gallo)
A rakish, handsome, sophisticated gallant and narrator of the show. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, but has his own darker moments. He aids the performers in orchestrating the story.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
The Girl (luisa)
A button-maker's young and pretty daughter, she is a romantic idealist who falls in love with Matt. She is naive, yet honest and tender.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
The Boy (matt)
An innocent, young man who is searching for love and adventure. A bright guy, but naive and even foolish at times, approaching situations with a false bravado.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Boy's Father (hucklebee)
A former boisterous navy man and meticulous gardener who fakes a fight with Bellomy in hopes of getting their children to fall in love.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Girl's Father (bellomy)
A fastidious button-maker and also a picky gardener who fakes a fight with Hucklebee in hopes of getting their children together.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2
The Actor (henry)
An aging, over-the-top Thespian who specializes in reciting Shakespeare, he is a commedia clown; his world is the stage and he knows no other reality.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 70
The Man Who Dies (mortimer)
Henry's goofy sidekick and another former actor who specializes in stage deaths. A commedia clown, his world is the stage and he does not live in reality.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
The Mute
A speechless presence who watches, acts as the wall, and deals with props; the "invisible" stage assistant. Should be able to easily assist in the story or fade into the background unnoticed.
Gender: any
Age: 20 to 50