2019-2020 Season
Roles and Additional Production Information

 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins

Rehearsals beginning August 5, 2019

 

Bert (This role has been pre-assigned)

The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal: Baritone

 

George Banks

The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 45

Vocal range: Baritone

 

Winifred Banks

George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to obnly associate with "the best people" as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Jane

The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

Gender: Female

Age: 11 to 12

Vocal: Soprano

 

Michael

The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.

Gender: Male

Age: 9 to 10

Vocal: Boy Soprano

 

Katie Nanna

Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 30

 

Policeman

A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

 

Miss Lark

The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 35

 

Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman

A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark. Can be any vocal range as needed.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 50

Vocal: Baritone

 

Mrs. Brill

The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal: Alto

 

Robertson Ay

The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal: Tenor

 

Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano

 

Park Keeper (ensemble)

Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 40

 

Neleus (ensemble)

The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble.

Gender: Male

Age: 16 to 26

Vocal: Tenor

 

Queen Victoria (ensemble)

A statue in the park.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 50

 

Miss Smythe (ensemble)

The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

 

Von Hussler (ensemble)

A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

 

John Northbrook (ensemble)

An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

 

Bird Woman (ensemble)

Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds." There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that relfelcts the hardness of her life.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal: Alto

 

Mrs. Corry (ensemble)

Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Soprano

 

Miss Andrew (ensemble)

George's overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things - her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal Soprano

 

Ensemble

Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers.

 

Elf: The Musical

Rehearsals beginning October 14, 2019

Buddy

Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal: Tenor

 

Jovie

Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal: Mezzo Soprano

 

Walter

Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal: Tenor

 

Emily

Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal: Alto

 

Michael

Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.

Gender: Male

Age: 12 to 16

Vocal: Boy Soprano

 

Deb

Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 55

Vocal: Alto

 

Manager

A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal: Bari-tenor

 

Greenway

Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal: Tenor

 

Santa

Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller. 

Gender: Male

Age: 65 to 80

Vocal: Baritone

 

Chadwick

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

 

Matthews

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 40

 

Ensemble

Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman

 

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Rehearsals beginning December 30, 2019

Montague "Monty" Navarro (This role has been pre-assigned)

Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way. 

Age: 20-30

Gender: Male

Vocal: Bari-tenor

 

Miss Shingle

Monty's unexpected visitor. 

Gender: Female

Vocal: Soprano

 

Sibella Hallward

The girl Monty loves. 

Age: 20-30

Gender: Female

Vocal: Soprano

 

Phoebe D'Ysquith

Monty's cousin. 

Gender: Female

Vocal: Soprano

 

The D'Ysquith Family (This role has been pre-assigned)

*Asquith D'Ysquith, Jr., a dandy
*Lord Adlabert D'Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst
*Reverend Lord Ezekiel D'Ysquith, a clergyman
*Lord Adlabert D'Ysquith, Sr., an elderly banker
*Henry D'Ysquith, a country squire
*Lady Hyacinth D'Ysquith, a benefactress
*Major Lord Bartholomew D'Ysquith, a bodybuilder
*Lady Salome D'Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress
*Chauncey D'Ysquith, a janitor

* These roles all played by one male actor

Vocal: Bari-tenor

 

WOMAN #1: Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner's Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe's Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl

Vocal: Soprano

 

WOMAN #2: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D'Qsquith; Flower Girl

Vocal: Soprano

 

WOMAN #3: Mourner; Sibella's Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl

Vocal: Soprano

 

MAN #1: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard

Vocal: Tenor

 

MAN #2: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith's Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney

Vocal: Tenor

 

MAN #3: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry's Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate

Vocal: Baritone

 

Bright Star

Rehearsals beginning February 24, 2020

 

Alice Murphy – plays both 16-17 and 36-37. Alice at age 36-37 is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional – but with an air of melancholy. Young Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, adventurous – looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

Age: 16-37

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Billy Cane – a young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.

Age: 20-25

Vocal: Tenor

 

Daddy Cane – Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind hearted, if a bit lonely.

Age: 40-45

Vocal: Tenor

 

Margo Crawford – a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.

Age: 20-28

Vocal: Soprano

 

Max / Ensemble – a customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau.

 

Florence / Ensemble – an employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.

 

Edna – an employee at Margo’s bookstore.

 

Daryl Ames – An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likeable.

Age: 30-40

Vocal: Bari-tenor

 

Lucy Grant – A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940’s. Strong, forthright and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.

Age: 20-30

Vocal: Soprano

 

Mama Murphy – Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.

Age: 40-50

Vocal: Mezzo-soprano

 

Daddy Murphy – Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.

Age: 40-50

Vocal: Baritone

 

Mayor Josiah Dobbs – the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.

Age: 45-55

Vocal: Baritone

 

Jimmy Ray Dobbs – plays both age 18-20 and 38-40. Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38-40.

Age: 18-40

Vocal: Tenor

 

Stanford/ Ensemble– Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs

Age: 40-50

 

Dr. Norquist / Ensemble – The local family doctor in Zebulon

Age: 35-45

 

Government Clerk/Ensemble – A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh

Age: 30-40

Sex: Female

 

Well-Dressed Woman – A woman living in Raleigh.

Age: 34-40

Sex: Female

 

Station Master / Ensemble– 

Age: 25-35

Sex: Male

 

Ensemble

Age: 25-35

Sex: Male

 

Amelie

Rehearsals beginning April 13, 2020

 

Young Amélie Poulain - highly imaginative; sees her way through most difficulties; independent-minded in childhood and beyond.

Age: 8-9

Sex: Female

 

Raphael Poulain -  Amélie's father, a clinical Army physicial; orderly, sees the worst in things; finds his daughter incomprehensible. 

Sex: Male

 

Amandine Poulain - Amélie's mother, a neurotic teacher, sees eye to eye with her husband. 

Sex: Female

 

Fluffy Poulain - a goldfish; Young Amélie's best friend.

 

Belgian Tourist

Sex: Male

 

Amélie Poulain - early 20's; still imaginative, still sees the best in things, still independent, but her independence might be growing into a more permanent state of isolation.

Sex: Female

 

Blind Beggar - dyspeptic.

Sex: Male

 

Suzanne Sacripant - owner of Two Windmills Café, one leg shorter than the other.

Sex: Female

 

Gina Wells - waitress at Two Windmills; a young widow. 

Sex: Female

 

Georgette Cornuel - hypochondriacal taboccanist at Two Windmills.

Sex: Female

 

Philomene de Noirpois - airline hostess, a habitué of Two Windmills, frequently away. 

Sex: Female

 

Hipolito Jeunet - unpublished writer, habitué of Two Windmills. 

Sex: Male

 

Joseph Cottard - Gina's misogynistic ex-lover, a plumber, habitué of Two Windmills.

Sex: Male

 

Lucien Villeparisis - a child-like employee of the local grocery. 

Sex: Male

 

Collignon - local grocer. 

Sex: Male

 

Nino Quincampoix - a loner and artist; unconventional good looks; independent, private. 

Sex: Male

 

Collignon's Mother

Sex: Female

 

Collingnon's Father

Sex: Male

 

Julien Dufayel - elderly recluse with degenerative bone disease. 

Sex: Male

 

Bretodeau - middle-aged man with regrets. 

Sex: Male

 

Elton John - super star. 

Sex: Male

 

Garden Gnome - cast in plaster, knee-high, heavy. 

Sex: Male

 

Sylvie Legrandin - sex shop worker. 

Sex: Female

 

Adrien Wells - Gina's dead husband. 

Sex: Male

 

Mysterious Man

Sex: Male

 

Ensemble -  Parisians, Peddlers, Customers At The Two Windmills Café, Customers At The Sex Shop, News Anchors, Reporters Etc.

 

Into the Woods

Rehearsals beginning June 8, 2020

 

Narrator / Mysterious Man

A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer /An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal: Baritone

 

Cinderella

A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal: Soprano

 

Jack

The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.

Gender: Male

Age: 16-22

Vocal: Tenor

 

Jack's Mother

Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal: Soprano

 

The Baker

A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal: Baritone

 

The Baker's Wife

Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Cinderella's Stepmother

The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Florinda And Lucinda

Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Little Red Riding hood

A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

The Witch

Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Cinderella's Mother

Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano

 

Rapunzel

A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal: Soprano

 

Wolf (This role has been pre-assigned)

Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 35

Vocal: Baritone

 

Cinderella's Prince (This role has been pre-assigned)

Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Baritone

 

Rapunzel's Prince (This role has been pre-assigned)

Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Baritone

 


 

Cellar Theater

 

First Date

Rehearsals beginning September 16, 2019

Casey

Age: 30 to 40

Female

Vocal: Mezzo-Soprano


Aaron

Age: 30 to 40

Male

Vocal: Tenor


Man #1

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Baritone


Woman #1

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Soprano


Man #2 

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Tenor

 

Man #3

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal: Baritone

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Rehearsals beginning December 2, 2019

Siobhan
Ed
Judy
Christopher
Mrs. Alexander
Female 1
Female 2
Male 1
Male 2
Male 3

 

Admissions

Rehearsals beginning February 3, 2020

Sherri Rosen-Mason
Bill Mason
Charlie Luther Mason
Ginnie Peters
Roberta

 

Lonely Planet

Rehearsals beginning March 30, 2020

Jody* (This role has been pre-assigned)
Carl

 

More Better Beautiful

Rehearsals beginning May 18, 2020

Alice
Joe/Cal

 

Fade

Rehearsals beginning July 20, 2020

Lucia
Abel

 


 

Special Engagements

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Shadow Cast)

Rehearsals TBA

Dr. Frank N. Furter, a scientist
Janet Weiss, a heroine
Brad Majors, a hero
Riff Raff, a handyman
Magenta, a domestic
Columbia, a groupie
Dr. Everett V. Scott, a rival scientist
Rocky Horror, a creation
Eddie, an ex-delivery boy
Criminologist, an expert
Ralph Hapschatt
Betty Munroe 
Ensemble

 

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Rehearsals beginning November 25, 2019

Man 1
Man 2
Man 3
Man 4
Man 5
Man 6
Man 7
Man 8
Man 9
Man 10