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Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ethnic Roles
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Jonas Nightingale
Charismatic, rock star, preacher, and alleged healer. Complex, wired, and scheming, he is a drinker with a tumultuous past. Jonas is the brains behind and leader of the Angels of Mercy.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G2
Jake Mcgowan
Marla McGowan's wheelchair bound son. He is a beacon of hope for all that cross his path because of his radiant innocence and immeasurable capacity for belief. He is also a bit of a magician.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ornella Sturdevant
Angels of Mercy Singer and Ida Mae's daughter. After a deplorable string of bad boyfriends and poor choices, she is trying to turn her life around. A loving, though argumentative, daughter and sister.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: G#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Sam Nightingale
Company Manager and Jonas's younger sister. She has a strong love for brother and a good head on her shoulders, but, due to financial circumstances, has no choice but to continue the Angels of Mercy along their tour of deception.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Ida Mae Sturdevant
Lead singer in Angels of Mercy and bookkeeper. She is a dedicated mother. Though a devout Christian, hard times have found the lines she so often drew between right-and-wrong rather fuzzy.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: D3
Isaiah Sturdevant
Bible College Student and Ida Mae's son. Sharp and caring, he possesses commendable moral fiber. He is not afraid to go to great lengths to protect his family.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 24
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Marla Mcgowan
Sheriff of Sweetwater and Town Alderperson. Though an emotionally damaged widow, she is a loving mother. Marla is perceptive and attractive, but has more important business to which to attend than her appearance.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Angels; Townspeople; Choir