|Genre||Fantasy • Musical • Family|
Jodi Purdy Casting Is Now Casting for The Glassblower’s Daughter!
Jodi Purdy-Quinlan is helping Lightning House Players, a theatre company located in the Boston area, cast all parts in an original musical set to premiere at the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass., October 2021.
TITLE: THE GLASSBLOWER’S DAUGHTER: AN AMERICAN FAIRY TALE
Book by Zareh Artinian, Jr.
Music and lyrics by Kelvyn Koning
Original choreography by Katherine Encarnação
We are seeking singers, dancers, actors, and circus performers, e.g., contortionists, jugglers, hula hoop dancers, and any other specialty skills you may possess!
Cast of Characters
Emma / Narrator - Sandy’s mother, late 20s, motherly, protective, and joyful. There must be something special about her if she was able to lighten the Glassblower’s heart.
Young Sandy - Approximately 10 years old, cute, buoyant, optimistic
Sandy - A feisty 16-year-old girl, torn between loyalty to her father and a desire to carve out her own path in life.
George, the Glassblower - A man with a hardened heart, 40s; Sandy’s father. George spent years as an indentured servant. He enjoyed a brief period of happiness in his life, but it was taken away from him too soon when tragedy struck. Hides away from the rest of what he sees as a cruel, unforgiving world, while worrying about what will become of Sandy.
Kiminuna - Native American healer, any age. A friend to George, while wary of the Governor.
Governor Littleworth - A pompous man in his 40s-50s. Narcissistic, full of himself, grandiose to an obscene level.
Lady Littleworth - The governor’s wife, 20s-40s, materialistic, shallow, opportunistic, and those are her good qualities!
The Potter - World-weary, overworked member of the colony. Dealing with his own personal tragedies, but unlike George, not yet ready to give up the fight. 30-40s
Ratcliffe - Resembles a rat in manner and appearance, early 20s. Lovelorn, loyal, and sympathetic. The Potter’s son, he believes he’d been cursed by a witch and longs for acceptance, while experience has taught him not to get his hopes up.
Percival Grey, the Cabin Boy - An idealistic young man, newly arrived in the colony, age 18-22.
Captain Shrug - No-nonsense officer, 40s-50s, emissary of the king.
Master of Revels - Leader of the exiled troupe of entertainers, 30s. Not as entertaining to others as he is in his own mind.
Katerina - A fearless Russian animal tamer, female, early 20s
Captain of the Guard - A dedicated, but world-weary warrior in his 50s
Foreman - Cockney Workman, 30s-50s
Page - A teenager
Soldier - Strapping young man, 20s
Members of the Troupe:
Send your info to: GlassblowersDaughterCasting@gmail.com
More information available at the theatre company's website here https://www.lightninghouseplayers.com/casting-call