This production is performed with 20 actors.
Depending on auditions, the show may be cast with ONLY adult actors or a mixture of older youth and adults.
Adult actors would play the youth; however, the show can be cast age appropriately as well.
Ideally, the cast is compromised of actors in their early to mid-twenties to portray the 12 year-olds.
Shirley Abramowitz, very very old
Claras, Shirley's great-grandaughter, 12
Young Shirley, 12
Mrs. Abramowitz and Mrs Kornblum in their 40's
Miss Glace, French, late 20's
Evie, Anna, and various 12 year olds
Mr. Abramowitz, late 40's
Mr. Hilton, the drama teacher, 30-40
Shirley's classmates - Ira, Jackie, Henry, Giuseppe, and Lester, age 12
as well as (performed by the ensemble)
Myles Standish, Priscilla Mullins, King James, Pilgrims, Indians, Squanto, Statue of Liberty, Turkey, Bearded Lady, Gypsy Fortune Teller, Sideshow Hawker, Siamese Twins, Dream Jesus, Grandmother, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, Innkeeper, Shepherds, King Herod, Wise Men, Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Tiny Tim and much, much more!
Cold readings from the script
Age-Casting will be determined based on the ability to cast with similar ages.