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Cast Size: Large (21 or more performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Drowsy Chaperone

Played by the famous Beatrice Stockwell, is a diva leading lady who takes pride in chewing the scenery. Though Ms. Stockwell is a bit too old to play an ingénue, she remembers those days well and is bitter that she now plays supporting roles. That is until she finds love, which she latches onto with the all her might.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C2
Man in Chair

The narrator of this story. It’s his passion and enthusiasm for this musical that brings the story into existence. He is a bit lonely, a definite homebody, and very particular about his privacy and his space. He has strong opinions about the musical and a strong emotional connection to its characters.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C3

Mrs. Tottendale’s much-putupon right hand man. He tries to do the best job he can for Mrs. Tottendale – though he often gets exasperated. No one is more surprised than he when she confesses her love for him, and also when he realizes he loves her too. Cast a fantastic comedic actor who can play understated in this role.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Gb3
Vocal range bottom: Gb5
Mrs. Tottendale

The befuddled hostess for Janet and Robert’s wedding. She is always happy, always looking on the bright side, andoften confused about what is happening.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: C3
Robert Martin

Janet’s fiancé. Though he has the air of a debonair leading man, he wrestles with insecurities over his upcoming wedding.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Robert’s stressed-out best man. He is happy to take on the role of best man, but is having to really work to keep the wedding on track. Though George spends a good amount of the show in a tizzy, he knows how to pull it together to get things done.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Victor Feldzieg

Producer who has a lot of people putting pressure on him, including a gang boss, his pseudo-girlfriend Kitty, and Janet, the leading lady who is leaving his show. He is always seems a bit on edge as he schemes to stop the wedding and save his own life.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Gb3

A chorus girl who is gunning to take over Janet’s role. Though Kitty has a lot of heart, she isn’t very bright, and has trouble convincing Feldzieg that she would be able to carry the show.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4
Janet Van De Graff

A glamorous showgirl who plans to give up her career to wed Robert Martin. She presents herself as confident and powerful, but underneath she wonders if she is doing the right thing. Cast a true triple-threat performer in this role. She must be an excellent singer, actor, and dancer, especially for her signature number “Show Off.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Gangster 1, Gangster 2, and Gangsters

Have been sent by Feldzieg’s largest investor to ensure that Janet re-joins the show.

Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

A famously charming man who believes he is a true gift to women and will do anything to uphold his honor. He is secure in his actions and goes after what things he must.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C3

Trix the Aviatrix is one spunky pilot! She saves the day at the end of the show by officiating all the weddings.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

The SUPERINTENDENT is a hilarious cameo for an actor who makes a great foil for Man In Chair. The Superintendent does not come onstage until nearly the end of the show, but feel free to use this actor in the ensemble before their big scene. GUESTS STAFF REPORTER 1, 2, 3, 4, and REPORTERS are great roles for anyone who would like to be involved in your production

Gender: any