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Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Character Breakdown

Varthur McArthur

Once a Gavroche on Broadway (and not seen on Broadway since), this director is now in Middle America bringing culture to Philistines. Pompous, arrogant, loves being a big fish in a little town.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Justine Case

Traffic Enforcement Officer, promoted to detective when everyone else on the force is unavailable. Everyone has disdain for him/her because he/she has ticketed them all. He/She is a loyal patron and secret fan of the theatre. They don’t know he/she discounts their tickets

Gender: any
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Clarke Staples

Has been working as a stage manager, as well as doing box office and concessions and clerical work for Varthur for ten years. Beleaguered and loyal.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A3
Shea Crescendo

Works at theater full-time - costumes, sets, a visionary with too few resources. Shea goes all the way with everything they do - design or in their role in the murder mystery dinner party. It’s all or nothing for Shea.

Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Vivika Orsonwelles

Pharmacist by day, star by night. When she finds out that Lily, an ambitious upstart, is playing the lead in the murder mystery dinner party, she is fuming.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
George Murderer

He’s a trust-fund kid. And fancies himself a musical theater writer. In fact, he believes he has written the next Hamilton. The AD has been stringing him along, taking his family’s money, making him think that they would be doing his musical next. When the cast list went out and it wasn’t for his musical, he was livid.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Lily Wright

Real Estate Broker by day and aspiring leading lady by night. She’s tired of playing second fiddle to Vivika. She wants her own spotlight and tonight she’s finally gotten it.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Cameron Mitchelljohn

Cameron took off work tonight - as a cater/waiter - because Varthur promised him a speaking part in the Murder Mystery. Only, lo and behold, he’s playing the Steward - so she’s still taking coats and serving canapes.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Joan McArthur

An estate lawyer (and Varthur's wife) who has banked this entire theater venture and she’s fed up. She’s been trying to sell the building and everything they own goes to her in Varthur’s will.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Jeremy Jordan

Fantasy version of himself

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Detective Case

A lattter day version of Justine; A grand dame of policework

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Removable/Expandable Ensemble

Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass