CURTAINS Character Descriptions

LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI (40s): Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki.

Vocal Range: Baritenor Ab-E

NIKI HARRIS (20s-early 30s) Pretty, naive ingenue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Dt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit Soprano and good comic timing.

Vocal Range: Soprano C-E

GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30s) Female half of our songwriting team. Ends up taking on the leading lady role. Must sing and dance well.

Vocal Range: Belt G-E

CARMEN BERNSTEIN (45-65) Brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress who sings well.

Vocal Range: Belt Low Eb-E

AARON FOX (40s) The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he’s separated. He’s a charming ladies man. Strong tenor. Piano playing not necessary but helpful.

Vocal Range: Baritone Bb-Gb

SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (Late 50s-Mid 60s): The producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving. Seeking a character actor with good comic timing.

CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) English director. Very camp. Very funny. Requires a good comic lead actor and British accent.

Vocal Range: B-E

BAMBI BERNE (Early 20s-early 30s) Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is an excellent dancer/comedienne who sings well.

Vocal Range: C-C

DARYL GRADY (30s): A Theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out of town tryouts. NON-SINGING ROLE.

JOHNNY HARMON (40s-50s) The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is a character man who is gruff but lovable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process.

OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65): The general manager. An agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. Seeking a good comic actor who sings.

Vocal Range: Bb-E

BOBBY PEPPER (20s to early 30s) The choreographer and leading man – a Gene Kelly type who is the one shining star in an otherwise dire show.A ladies man. Seeking a strong singer who dances well.

Vocal Range: A-E

JESSICA CRANSHAW (30s-40s) Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show within a show and gets murdered on its opening night. MOSTLY NON-SINGING COMIC ROLE.  It will be very challenging to appear this comically bad.

RANDY DEXTER (20s to early 30s) Singer/Dancer who is playing the role of Parson Tuck in “Robbin’ Hood”.

ENSEMBLE ROLES:

“In the Same Boat” TRIO

HARV FREMONT

MONA PAGE

ROBERTA WOOSTER

DETECTIVE O’FARRELL

SASHA ILJINSKY

MARJORIE COOK

ARLENE BARRUCA

ROY STETSON

BRICK HAWVERMALE

JANE SETLER

CONNIE SUBBOTIN

PEG PRENTICE

RONNIE DRISCOLL

RUSS COCHRAN

ENSEMBLE

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