EDWARD/YOUNG EDWARD – age 30-55.  Edward is a charming, charismatic storyteller.  He is a devoted,yet absent, father nearing the end of his life and wanting to reconnect with his son.  He’s comfortable in his own skin, but hopes for his son’s approval.  He loves his wife, his son, and telling stories.

Songs: Be The Hero

Fight the Dragons

Showdown

Start Over

How It Ends

Time Stops

Closer to Her

Daffodils

Red, White, and True

SANDRA /YOUNG SANDRA– age 25-55.  Sandra is patient, calm, and the perfect balance to Edward’s enthusiasm.  She adores and appreciates Edward and tries to bring reconciliation to her husband and son.

Songs: Two Men in My Life

I Don’t Need a Roof

Time Stops

Daffodils

Red, White, and True

WILL – age 20-30.  Will is an adult, but still a little boy.  He’s an earnest, serious, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his father, but he’s unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life.  He’s a successful professional and a new husband.

Songs: Strangers

Showdown

What’s Next

Be the Hero Reprise

JOSEPHINE –  age 18-30.  Will’s wife.  Josephine acts as the bridge between Will and Edward.  Often on stage, but no singing.  Serious character acting.

KARL – age 18-40.  The Giant.  Edward’s best friend.  Karl is intelligent, hermit-like, and has quiet charisma.  Needs a booming voice and a large personality.  Also needs to be decently tall, but not a giant.  Bass voice, and ability to walk on stilts.

Songs: On the Road

Start Over

AMOS – age 30-50.  Circus owner.  He also happens to be a werewolf.  Needs an actor able to portray strong, outgoing personality and humor.

Songs: Closer to Her

Start Over

WITCH – age 20-40.  Commanding performer with great confidence and storytelling ability.  She convinces Edward to pursue a big life without fear.  Belting mezzo.

Songs: I Know What You Want

JENNY HILL/YOUNG JENNY HILl –  age 18-35.  Edward’s first girlfriend.   She has dignity and honesty, and is crucial in helping Will understand Edward and Edward’s motivations.

Songs: Ashton’s Favorite Son

Out There On the Road

DON PRICE – age 20-45.  Bully.  Sandra’s first fiancee.  Bigger than life acting style.

Songs: Out There On the Road

Start Over

ZACKY PRICE – age 20-45.  Nerdy brother and shadow of Don Price.

DOCTOR BENNETT – age 45-75.  Warm, kind, frank, soft spoken friend and physician of Edward.

ASSORTED CHARACTERS:  Red Fang (assassin), Ashton Mayor, Alabama Lambs, Fisherman

ENSEMBLE

Songs: Be the Hero

I Know What You Want

Wedding Scene

Ashton’s Favorite Son

Out There On the Road

Closer to Her

Auburn (pre Daffodils)

Red, White, and True

Showdown

Start Over

What’s Next

Procession