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GRANDCHILDREN OF OSCAR AND KATHERINE LONG- flexible number according to your needs. Multiple optional vocal/dialogue/dance and movement features.
If you have too many students to be believable as GRANDCHILDREN, use a corp of students as a visiting children's choir from a church. They can enter in matching T-shirts after the GRANDCHILDREN, and remain permanently in the lobby chairs. Learning song staging along with GRANDCHILDREN is optional.
GRANDMA/KATHERINE LONG -(Female) Nurturing and beloved. Drives the show. Must sing and wrap solo. This role may be played by an adult, an older student, or a peer.
GRANDPA/OSCAR- (Male) spends entire play in the hospital bed with only crazy gray wig showing. Has one optional line for final joke.
ALEX - (Male or Female) - Beloved and admired older cousin/grandchild. Star soccer player, general over acheiver. Must sing big ballad solo.
GINA - (Female) Adult daughter of GRANDMA and GRANDPA, mother of ALEX. Non-singing role.
FREDDY - (Male Preferred) Enterprising cousin, always trying to make a buck. Optional solo.
HOSTESS - (Female) Phone addicted receptionist in the Surgery Waiting Room. Optional solo.
FOSTER CHILDREN– (Male or Female) (1- 3 Actors, Male or Female, any age) Smaller and/or physically adept for movement/flying/tumbling. Non-speaking, non- singing.
FRIEDA, FREDDY’S SISTER/BROTHER (Male or Female)– Always trying to straighten FREDDY out. Could be older or younger than FREDDY. Acting feature, non-singing.
GRANDKID GIFT MONGER/KATIE/KEVIN– (Male or Female) Speaking role, non-singing. Obsessed with gifts.
YOUNG GRANDMA AND YOUNG GRANDPA-(Male and Female) Charleston 20's era dance feature for "RAGTIME SONG."
*SOME CHARACTERS ARE SO NAMED FOR EASE OF FIRST READ THRU. ALL CHARACTERS SHOULD BE NAMED IN YOUR PRODUCTION.