LEADING PLAYER - Sexy, sarcastic, omniscient and the gatekeeper to all things. Pippin’s confidant in his quest. Always ten steps ahead, always in control, and sinfully aware of his/her power over everyone. The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent mover. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Gender: Male or Female // Eligible Age: 21+
Vocal Range: Db3 - Ab4 - (belter!)
Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Experience not necessarily required, but dance audition required for this role
PIPPIN - - Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. The elder son of Charlemange. A dapper young prince who, though well educated, is naive to the ways of the world. While he drips with innate charm, he is still desperate to find something that makes him feel “completely fulfilled.” Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Gender: Male // Eligible Age: 17-30 yrs old
Vocal Range: G2 - Ab4
Dance: Required
CHARLEMAGNE - Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and demanding father to Pippin and Louis. Steadfast in his choices and proud of his achievements, even those he achieved through violence. A loving, though neglectful, father to Pippin. Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Gender: Male // Eligible Age: 35- 70-ish yrs old
Vocal Range: G2 - E4
Dance: Not required
LEWIS - Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s younger, halfbrother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality. What he lacks in talent he makes up for in undeserved confidence. Total mama’s boy.
Gender: Male // Eligible Age: 17-27 yrs old
Dance: Not required.
BETHE - Pippin’s saucy grandmother ejected by Fastrada. The epitome of living life to the fullest. Effervescent and crude. The person you go to for good advice or a great hug. A brassy woman full of wisdom and grace. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Gender: Female
Eligible Age: 35 - 75 years old
Vocal Range: E3 - C5
Dance: Not required (but is a plus!)
CATHERINE - A widow and mother who manages a large estate while raising her child, Theo/Thea. Pippin’s main love interest. An overachiever and charitable soul whose responsibilities have distracted from her personal life. The heart of the show. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Gender: Female
Gender: Female
Eligible Age: 16-36 yrs old
Vocal Range: F#3 - Db5
Dance: Not required but a plus!
FASTRADA - Charlemange’s wife and Louis’ mother. Effortless sex appeal and charisma. A sweet talker whose main ambition is to win the throne for her son. Pippin's conniving stepmother is both beautiful and smart. Devious, crafty, cunning, untrustworthy. Dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son, Lewis.
Gender: Female // Eligible Age: 30-55 yrs old
Vocal Range: A3 - F5
Dance: Not required but a plus!
PLAYERS - Heavily featured throughout. Ensemble “Players” play many other roles; they represent the influences and voices in Pippin’s head. Includes substantial and difficult choreography.
Genders: Male and Female // Eligible Age: 14+
PLAYERS A – DANCE+VOCAL - Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Experience not necessarily required, but dance audition required for this role
PLAYERS B – VOCAL - sing it loud and sing it proud!
THEO/THEA - Catherine’s child. Spirited, sharp, skeptical, bright eyed and more sophisticated than most children. This role may be auditioned en masse or by invitation.
Gender: Male or Female
Eligible Age: 7-14
Dance: Not required