2018 OUTDOOR - CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

 

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(As listed on Music Theater International)

Ariel
- A mermaid and King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Prince Eric - A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. AfteAr Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Grimsby - Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Flounder - A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Gender: male or female
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle - A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

King Triton - King of the Sea and Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Sebastian - A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can't bring himself to stand in Ariel's way.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Flotsam - An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Gender: male or female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Jetsam - An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Gender: male or female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Ursula - The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5t
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Chef Louis - The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ensemble
Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses

South Pacific Logo

(As listed on RNH.com)
Ensign Nellie Forbush - a nurse from Arkansas - Mezzo
Emile De Becque - an expatriate French plantation owner - Baritone
Ngana - his daughter - Mezzo
Jerome - his son
Henry - his native servant
Bloody Mary - a Tonkinese trader - Mezzo
Liat - her daughter
Luther Billis - Baritone
Abner
Stewpot (Carpenter's Mate Second Class, George Watts)
Professor - Baritone
Lt. Joseph Cable, United States Marine Corps - Tenor
Capt. George Brackett, United States Navy
Cmdr. William Harbison, United States Navy
Lt. Buzz Adams

Islanders, Nuns, Officers, Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers

 

Into the woods logo

(As listed on Music Theater International)

Narrator/Mysterious Man
- An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Cinderella - A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack  - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Jack's Mother - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

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
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Cinderella's Stepmother - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Florinda And Lucinda - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Ab5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Little Red Ridinghood - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

The Witch - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Cinderella's Mother - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: E4

Wolf - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Rapunzel - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Cinderella's Prince - Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Rapunzel's Prince - Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

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Morticia Addams, Alto/Mezzo Sop. (G3 – Bb5), 35-50:
Beautiful, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; easy comedic actress with a subtle, yet sexy demeanor; dry writ; understands her sexuality and challenges the typical “housewife” stereotype; a strong dancer.

 

Gomez Addams, Tenor (Bb2 – G4), 35-55:
An attractive man of Spanish descent, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy; must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong vocals. Fencing skills a plus.

Uncle Fester, Tenor (C3 – C5), 30-50:
In love with the moon in a bizarre twist of narrative; rotund and child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals. Hangs out with his Ancestor Posse.

Wednesday Addams, Strong pop voice with belt (A3 – E5), 15-21:
Is trying to do her own thing with terrifically dry sense of humor; falls in love with her new boyfriend, but is more upset that someone has made her feel that way, rather than conforming to it; wants her family to be “normal”, which they have no self-awareness of; strong pop belt vocals. Can be played younger or older.

Pugsley Addams, Strong high vocals (unchanged voice) 11-16:
A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister; he wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend, so he takes matters into his own hands; strong, high vocals. Can either be younger or older than Wednesday.

Grandmama, Strong character vocals (G4 – F5) 35+ to play a feisty 102 yr. old woman:
Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandmama; comedic actress with strong character vocals. Any age of auditioner welcomed.

Lurch, Bass (Eb2-E4) 25-50:
The taller the better; a man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed; most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation; low bass vocals.

Mal Beineke, bari-tenor (C3-A4) 40-55:
Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice; thinks the Addamses are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related.

Alice Beineke, soprano/high belt (Ab3- G#5), 40-50:
Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seeming mousy housewife who’s devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; while at the Addams’ family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth; very strong comedic singer/actress.

Lucas Beineke, Pop Tenor (C3-C5), 15-21:
Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her; experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams Family.

The Ancestors, SATB, Any Age:
Serve as the show’s Narrators. Strong contemporary singer/dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes
. (In the direction of this particular production, Ancestor #1 leads the entire pack of Ancestors, rather than Fester)

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(As listed on Music Theatre International)

Troy Bolton
- The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Gender: male
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Chad Danforth - Troy's best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school's basketball championship, but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.
Gender: male
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Zeke Baylor - A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Gender: male
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sharpay Evans - The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan's older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Gender: female
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ryan Evans - Sharpay's fraternal twin and a self-delusional 'star in the making.' He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay's attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.
Gender: male
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gabriella Montez - The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid 'labels' at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy's romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Gender: female
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor Mckessie - The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Gender: female
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack Scott - The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the "Velvet Fog of East High."
Gender: male
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Kelsi Nielsen - The drama club's rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Gender: female
Actor to portray age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ms. Darbus - The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Gender: Female
Actor to portray age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton - The stern basketball coach and Troy's dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 45

Mr. Fulton - The henpecked hatchet man for SHARPAY; Assistant Manager at the country club, dreams of being the General Manager someday; a meticulous control freak who is never without his stopwatch and boatswain's whistle; actually a nice guy underneath the authoritarian surface; hates having to cater to Sharpay's demands, but he has a mortgage to pay.

Wildcat Ensemble:
Looking for strong dancing, singing ensemble to play Jocks, Cheerleaders, Thespians, Brainiacs, Skaters, Students, Pool Boys, Sharpettes, Country Club Staff, and more!  Featured vocal and dance solos will be assigned within the Wildcat Ensemble.