Character Breakdowns

MSU Tent Theatre 2018

Cry-Baby  |  Peter and the Starcatcher  |  The Drowsy Chaperone

Cry-Baby:

Wade 'Cry Baby' Walker
The leader of the gang known as the 'Drapes'. A misunderstood teen who acts like a rebel, but has a sensitive side.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Allison Vernon-Williams
A pretty, fun, and intelligent girl. She is a square, but wants to be a Drape.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-Williams
Allison's protective Grandmother. She keeps many secrets from the other characters. Comedic.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: C3

Dupree W. Dupree
Wade 'Cry Baby' Walker's best friend and a drape. He is always energetic and positive.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Baldwin Blandish
Allison's Boyfriend who is an enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called "The Whiffles" and has strong opinions on politics.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Pepper Walker
Cry Baby's tough sister. She is a drape and pregnant for the third time.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Wanda Woodward
A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield. There are many rumors circling about her, but she is really a sincere and 'pure' girl.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski
A Drape that many others fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lenora Frigid
Desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in love with Cry Baby.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

The Whiffles
Baldwin's doo-wop group and best friends. They want to have a hit on the radio.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Ensemble
Judge Stone, Father O’Brien, The Bailiff, Skippy Wagstaff, Radio DJ, Drape Ensemble, Square Ensemble
Gender: Both

Peter and the Starcatcher:

Black Stache
A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.
Gender: Male

Molly Aster
A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.
Gender: Female

Boy/Peter
A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.
Gender: Male

Grempkin
The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.
Gender: Male

Mrs. Bumbrake
Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.
Gender: Male

Bill Slank
The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
Gender: Male

Smee
Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.
Gender: Male

Prentiss
An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he'll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.
Gender: Male

Alf
A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
Gender: Male

Lord Leonard Aster
Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.
Gender: Male

Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
Gender: Male

Ted
An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
Gender: Male

Ensemble
Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

The Drowsy Chaperone:

Man In Chair
Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.
Gender: Male

Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Underling
Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3

George
Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F3

Feldzieg
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Kitty
Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Gangsters
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Aldolpho
European self-proclaimed "ladies man"; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A#2

Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: -1
Vocal range bottom: G3

The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Trix
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ensemble
Staff; Reporters