Lead Roles - (3-4 Rehearsals per week) - $400 + $50 costume fee
SARA CREWE Intelligent, witty, sensitive, and pretty, with a strong and imaginative spirit. Raised as only child with privilege in a British colony in Africa, Sara at first finds herself out of place with the people and customs of the boarding school she is is sent to in London.
This actress should be equally strong at singing, dancing, and acting. Must be able to handle both comedy and drama. Looks 12-16…Belt/Mezzo mix…English Accent
CAPTAIN CREWE Sara's father. He is a high-ranking British army officer serving in Africa. He adores his daughter and would do anything to keep her safe.
This actor should have a strong physical presence and be believable as an army officer, but he should also be able to show the Captain's vulnerable side.
Older teen/young adult role...High Baritone or Tenor…English Accent
ALJANA Kind, charismatic and firm. Sara’s nanny during her childhood in Africa. Also Pasco’s mother. Sara names the doll she takes to London as her "spirit guide" after Aljana. Older teen/Young adult role...Strong belt/mix…African Accent
MISS AMELIA Miss Minchin's meek younger sister. She is the gentle giant of this story. While not especially bright, she has a good heart and tries to please everyone, even if they aren't nice to her. She is a very funny character, but at the end of the show, she shocks everyone by standing up to Minchin, discovering an intelligence and strength of character she did not know she possessed. Older teen/young adult role…Soprano…English Accent
MISS MINCHIN Headmistress of the school: bitter, domineering, unyielding. Older teen/young adult role...Alto/Mezzo…English Accent
PASKO An African boy who is completely devoted to Captain Crewe. Curious, brave, and mischievous. This character should be very fun, with a strong personality. He should own the stage every time he sets foot on it (except when in the presence of Captain Crewe). Looks 10-20 yrs old…Tenor…African Accent
BECKY A servant in Miss Minchin's boarding school. Timid and shy, but once she opens up she has a really warm personality. She becomes Sara's best friend. The audience should fall in love with this character.
This actress should be able to portray the shy, beaten-down side of Becky, but also be able to light up and blossom through her friendship with Sara. Character Age: 10-15…Alto/Mezzo…Cockney Accent
STORYTELLERS Our storytellers will play Londoners, Africans, Passengers, and various characters to help us tell the story including featured soloists. Various ages, male and female
SCHOOL GIRLS Character descriptions below...
ERMENGARDE The first of the girls to befriend Sara besides Becky. She is very, very honest and very much a follower. She always blurts out exactly what is on her mind.She isn't used to thinking for herself. Sweet, simple, and very sensitive. Used to be the one picked on until Becky arrived. Character Age: 8-15…English Accent
LOTTIE Lottie is the youngest of the schoolgirls. She's a lot like Agnes from Despicable Me. Lovable and funny. Character Age: 6-12…English Accent
LAVINIA Lavinia is the bully of the school. She is nasty, sarcastic, and condescending, but very funny. She can't stand Sara. Character Age: 10-15…English Accent
JESSIE Jessie is Lavinia's mini-me. She's spoiled and not very nice, and she's often found standing behind Lavinia, making faces at the other girls. Character Age: 8-15…English Accent
NORA Nora is a lot of fun. She's stubborn and impertinent with a naughty streak, but she isn't "bad" so much as a little rebellious. Character Age: 8-15…English Accent
JANE Jane is shy and doesn't say a lot out loud, but her actions and facial expressions speak volumes Character Age: 8-15…English Accent
Featured Cameo Roles - (Final month of rehearsals only) - $200 + $50 costume fee
QUEEN VICTORIA Deft, dry sense of humor. Charming and kind, but stately. Looks 18-25 yrs old –High Soprano
JAMES Helps maintain the girls school –Teen Boy Role (Chorus singing only)
SPECIALTY DANCERS Male and female dancers who are very important in the show. They will also sing in the big numbers.