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Performers cast in these roles do not have to sing; however, comic timing and deadpan delivery are essential.
These performers should be comfortable inhabiting the mismatched animals they portray. These roles require group singing only. These performers can become part of the ensemble in other group numbers. The performer you cast should have good comedic instincts and a solid singing voice. This role does not require excessive dancing.
They are larger than life as they spread joy throughout Rainbow Valley with their songs. Boy 1 is the first replacement for Pinocchio, created by Professore Buonragazzo's machine. Find an actor who can mimic a comedic version of the famous puppet. He should be even more wooden than Boy 1. Performers cast in these roles should be able to sing in groups, with featured speaking lines. There are great opportunities for movement and dance. Also, they must be comfortable turning into donkeys.
He has a quiet strength. Geppetto is a lonely toymaker who longs to be a father. Look for a mature performer who feels comfortable playing a parent to Pinocchio and isn't afraid of showing emotion. Cast a strong singer, as Geppetto has several solos. The performer in this role will need to work closely with the performer playing the Professor to mimic his movements. A short solo is required, but it can be spoken if necessary. There are solos available for marionettes, if you choose to separate their voices from Stromboli. Marionettes can be added as need to the ensemble.
Look for a performer who can handle the lively personality of a little boy while also capturing tender moments.
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Although Pinocchio is a boy, the role can be played by a boy or girl. Pinocchio has a few solos, but a strong character actor can easily act through them. While some solos are required, character work is most important for this role.
The performer playing this role should have a real sense of showmanship. This role requires some singing and is a great opportunity to showcase a dancer. The Ringleader can be played by a boy or a girl, but be sure to cast a performer who can commit to the character's mischievous ways. The performers in these roles should be expressive observers since they often oversee the action occurring onstage during flashbacks. They sing as a group, often alongside the Blue Fairy.
Their individual distinctions from one another can be discovered during rehearsal. When performing these roles, personality is key. Group singing is required. The role can be a great opportunity to feature a performer who doesn't sing.
If needed, this performer can become part of the ensemble in other group numbers. Cast a versatile performer who can create silly voices to take this character and his marionettes over-the-top. Stromboli's songs are challenging, so look for someone who is comfortable with his solos and doesn't shy away from silliness. She isn't your typical fairy, as sweetness isn't in her nature. The performer in this role can be brooding or brash, but certainly a contrast to Rosa, Viola and Arancia, although vocally she should blend in.
Talia sings and dances to impress her parents, so this is a great role to feature a dancer. The performers cast in these roles should be able to create individual personalities for their characters. There are opportunities for solos, but performers can sing in groups. Property owner Susan Mahoney, who was born silent, delays the auction until her brother Woody can arrive "This Time of the Year". Finian reveals that he has "borrowed" a leprechaun's gold and plans to bury it so it will grow into more money. Finally Woody arrives Woody's Entrance and, with a little help from Sharon, pays off the debt.
To show his thanks for the help, Woody gives Sharon and Finian a share of the land. Finian now has a place to bury his gold. Sharon tells the people of Rainbow Valley about her home "Look to the Rainbow" and soon she and her father are welcomed in like old friends. That evening Og, the leprechaun, shows up demanding that Finian return his stolen gold. The next morning, knowing that gold has been found in Rainbow Valley, the Senator tries to buy the land now owned by Finian, but Finian will not sell.
Before leaving, the Senator disparages the workers on the land for "looking different" than him. Og hides as Woody approaches. The lovers begin to quarrel, but they are interrupted by the arrival of friends. Woody and Sharon tries to buy the land again, he makes bigoted comments about the "rainbow-colored" Sharecroppers. Sharon is not happy and wishes the Senator looked just like the Sharecroppers and, because she is standing over the buried gold, the wish comes true.
Finian and Woody convince the Sharecroppers not to dig for it, but once Susan is alone, she discovers Finian's gold and moves it "Dance of the Golden Crock". The Sheriff enters and threatens a murder charge on Susan if the Senator, who has not returned since Sharon "changed" him, is not found by Tuesday. In the woods, Og encounters the transformed Senator and realizes that what he really needs is a new inside "Fiddle-Faddle" , not outside.
Just before the deadline, Finian finds Og and pleads with him to change the Senator back. As Og searches for his gold, he wishes Susan could speak as she might know where the gold is hidden. His wish comes true, and Og realizes where his gold is buried. Og decides to stay mortal so he can be with Susan, and uses the last wish to change the Senator back.
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Sharon and Woody are saved and the Senator returns a changed man. He has a big personality and a plan for everything, including getting his daughter married. She's a Sharecropper and Henrietta's mother. Gender: Both OG A leprechaun who's desperate to retrieve his stolen gold because without the gold, he will turn into a human.
Og's emotions and thoughts are always transparent, and he can be overly dramatic. He pretends to be kind and gracious to get what he wants, but quickly drops that pretense once he achieves his goal. During the show, the Senator magically changes into a different man on the outside , and by the end of the show, even though his appearance changes back to his original form, the Senator learns to be a kind and caring person.
A strong woman who is generous of heart.
While she is homesick for her beautiful Ireland, she believes that she will build a happy life in America. Sharon stands up for her beliefs and is willing to fight for what is right. She is well liked by everyone and communicates through "foot-talk" instead of typical American sign language. Woody is a landowner in Rainbow Valley who does everything he can to take care of his freinds and neighbors.
Gender: Male Range: C4 - G5. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight casts and audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and "always look on the bright side of life. Great humor. Good singer.
Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
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