Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a boy without a care in the world. Originally written for and cast as a female, this role is for a girl with a soaring can-do spirit who most certainly “won’t grow up!” Cast a young girl who can do it all: act, sing, and be as physical as the part demands. Again, Peter Pan is intended to be played by a girl. 

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Wendy

Wendy is the eldest of the Darling children and has a certain maternal quality. Wendy is very bright, ever-practical and ready for an adventure! Cast a young lady with warm presence and great singing voice. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
John

John is the middle Darling child and has an amicable and open presence. A little more proper than his younger brother, look for a good actor and singer who is the perfect complement to his siblings. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Michael

Michael is the youngest Darling boy and seems to have unlimited energy. Find a good actor who can easily portray the youngest and most stubborn of the Darling children. If your actor also possesses a terribly cute disposition, that’s perfect! 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Nana

Nana is a dog, but you don’t need to find a real dog to fill the part! Cast a young performer who is unafraid to jump in and play this iconic part of the story. This performer should have a knack for physicality and be comfortable making bold acting choices. 

Gender: any
Mrs. Darling

Mrs. Darling is the mother of Wendy, John and Michael, and she is the perfect picture of a mother. Cast a young lady who reads onstage as an older character and is experienced in acting and singing. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Mr. Darling

Mr. Darling is the father of Wendy, John and Michael, and he is a man with one concern: keeping his house in order. Cast a young man with an older presence who is a perfect complement to Mrs. Darling. 

Gender: male
Liza

Liza is the Darling’s housekeeper who always seems to be in a bit of a frenzy as she tries to keep everyone pleased. This is a great cameo role for a young woman who can make strong character choices. 

Gender: female
Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily is the fearless leader of the Brave Girls. Cast a young lady who can command the stage and is a good actor, singer and mover. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Brave Girls

The Brave Girls, including Brave Girl #1, Brave Girl #2 and Small Brave Girl, are a group of Neverland inhabitants. They are a fun bunch of girls who are as strong as they are kind. Cast a group of young ladies who are proficient movers as well as competent singers. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Lost Boys

The Lost Boys are a group of lads who live in Neverland without a care in the world! Cast advanced performers (and good singers) in the roles of Nibs, Slightly, Curley, Tootles, Twin #1 and Twin # 2. There is no need for the actors playing the Twins to be identical. If you create strong physical action to link the two, they can be anybody. Feel free to cast as many Lost Boys as desired, ideally making sure that the group is comparable in size to that of the Brave Girls. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Pirates

The Pirates are a gaggle of villains who are looking to cause some trouble. Cast a group of young performers, male, female or both that can act, move well, and aren’t afraid to sing! Noodles, Cecco, and Starkey are all are great cameo roles for young performers to make strong acting choices. 

Gender: any
Captain Hook

Captain Hook, the leader of the Pirates, has a bone to pick… or rather a Peter Pan to hook! This is the perfect role for a young performer who can sing and act, but above all, has great comedic timing. Though Captain Hook is the villain of the show, he’s also a bit of a clown who just can’t seem to get what he wants. He has to be as treacherous to the Lost Boys as he is a complete wimp around the Crocodile. Cast a strong actor who can make bold choices. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Smee

Smee is Captain Hook’s sidekick who wants nothing more than to see Captain Hook succeed in his evil plotting. Cast a young performer who is a solid actor and a great complement for Captain Hook. 

Gender: male
Crocodile

Like Nana, the Crocodile is a silent part for a young performer who can take a leap and become the wickedest beast that ever was! Cast a performer who can fill the role with life and great presence. 

Gender: any