Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Young Phyllis
A younger version of Phyllis, when she was an energetic and naïve Follies girl. Slightly sad and homesick. With all the drive and none of the sophistication of the adult Phyllis.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Young Buddy
A younger version of the Buddy we see today. Charismatic and lively, a man who knows how to have fun. Loves Sally blindly and wants to give her the world.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Young Ben
A not yet fully realized version of the man we see before us today, he is driven and intelligent but not quite so distinguished, and not yet frightened by his success.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Carlotta Campion
The one-time movie star, who is in terrific shape for her age. The kind of woman who has seen everything and is proud to be standing where she is.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Stella Deems
A portly woman who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a former performing duo with her husband, but they gave it up to open a general store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.
Gender: female
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Max Deems
A portly man who surprisingly moves with a special lightness; half of a former performing duo with his wife, Stella, but they gave it up to open a general store in Miami. Loves life and has led a good one.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Emily Whitman
A tiny, bright and papery woman. Married to Theodore, who together, teach dance together.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Hattie Walker
An appealingly tough, no-nonsense lady. A former knockout Follies girl from the earlier years of the shows. She has married several times and always to the same type: the bad boy.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G3
Theodore Whitman
A tiny, bright and papery man. Married to Emily, who together, teach dance together.
Gender: male
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Solange La Fitte
A French fashionista. Very much still alive and enjoying it, she is a perfume creator and seller. Has travelled the world but loves Paris more than any other place.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Heidi Schiller
Tall and queenly. Viennese. Incredibly rich and well known in elite social circles, she is constantly reminiscing.
Gender: female
Age: 65 to 75
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Young Heidi
A younger version of the Heidi we see today. Already tall and queenly, but perhaps not yet rich and so well connected.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Dimitri Weissman
An acerbic, vital, energetic man who looks fifteen years younger than he really is. Staged the Follies every year between the great wars, and made stars of any girl he wanted from the legions who threw themselves at him.
Gender: male
Age: 70 to 80
Roscoe
An elderly showman with a majestic tenor voice who introduces the Follies girls as if no time has passed and they are still the beautiful young girls of years ago.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Ensemble
Old Showgirls, Showgirl Ghosts, Party Musicians, Party Staff
Sally Durant Plummer

Petite. Sweet-faced. Bubbly. Still remarkably like the girl she was thirty years ago. A former Follies girl, she married a man she didn't love. Needy and delusional at times.

Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Phyllis Rogers Stone

Stylish and intelligent. Her face is more beautiful now than it was thirty years ago. A woman who made her husband her life, the journey has hardened her and replaced the traces of life with cold sophistication and poise.

Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Buddy Plummer

A handsome, charismatic man with a sad face wrinkled from years of too much smiling. Stuck in a broken marriage and has had multiple affairs.

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Benjamin Stone

Tall. Trim. Distinguished. Successful. Authoritative. A man bent on success from a young age who has achieved it and now realizes the toll it had on personal relationships.

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Young Sally

A younger version of the adult Sally. She is perhaps the most similar to her adult counterpart of any of the foursome. Petite. Sweet-faced. Bubbly. Adventurous. Wants it all, but may not have the patience or drive to wait for it.

Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4