Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Small (Up to 10 performers)
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Tom Canty
The poor pauper boy. He wants to learn how to read so he can travel to far-off magical places in his imagination. Adventurous, earnest, naïve.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Edward
Generous and kind, but also raised with a certain degree of wild expectations about being catered to in life. Soldier-like, in spite of his young age, and curious and boyish.
Gender: male
Age: 8 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
John
Tom's no-nonsense father. Claims he has no time for the pleasures of reading and daydreaming. He's a thief and a bully determined to make a dollar any way he can.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F2
Miles
A swashbuckling knight who rides around the country and saves those in need. Gallant. Brave. Over-the-top. Born noble but has been reduced to poverty.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Lord Hertford
Edward's minister playing a sort of guardian/advisor role to Edward. Intolerant and snobbish, yet he cares deeply for Edward.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Hugo
A thieving pickpocket who embraces the life he has been brought into. Scrappy, vindictive, boyish.
Gender: male
Age: 9 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Hodge
A former farmer and now thief. Lost his land, became a slave, then ran away to join John's band of pickpockets. He is a good man deep down inside.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Lady Anne
Edward's cousin. Tries to help take care of her cousin and loves Miles, despite the current lack of money or power. Sweet, kind, pretty.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Magistrate
A swindling judge who blackmails those appearing before her. Conniving, self-absorbed, and malicious. Perhaps a drunk as well.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60