LAWRENCE JAMESON – Male (age 40-60) A British experienced con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and smart. Although he cons wealthy women out
CHRISTINE COLGATE – Female (age 25-40) The “American Soap Queen” from Cincinnati, Ohio vacationing on the French Riviera and the target of
of their money, he has moral character. Falls for Christine. Looking for a strong actor with good comedic timing, who sings well, and can dance/move with distinguished, cultured physical style. Needs to be able to speak/sing with British and German/Austrian dialects (also plays the part of Dr. Shüffhausen). G2 - Bb4 (Tenor)
Lawrence and Freddy's bet. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous and eventually another character altogether. Has a romance with Freddy and a moment with Lawrence. Looking for a good actor and a strong singer who can dance/move with a sweet innocent look and appeal. A3 - F#5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
FREDDY BENSON – Male (age 25-45) A younger, rougher, small-time con artist. Dimwit with no moral character, who doesn’t like to lose. This actor also plays the part of a wheelchair confined vet and Lawrence’s crazy younger brother Ruprecht. Has a romance with Christine. Looking for a high energy, physically active, actor with great comedic timing, who can sing and dance/move well. A2 - B4 (Tenor)
MURIEL EUBANKS - Female (age 35-50) A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest. Gullible yet sincere. Looking for
ANDRE THIBAULT - Male (age 35-50) The Chief of Police and Lawrence's French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a dry sense of humor. Has a heated romance with Muriel. Looking for an Actor who can speak a French Dialect, sing well and can dance/move with a distinguished, businesslike persona. F2 - F4 (Baritenor)
a strong actor with good comedic timing, who sings wells, and can dance/move well. E3 - C5 (Alto) JOLENE OAKES - Female (age 20-45) An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic. Blend of a southern firecracker and a southern belle who doesn’t take no for an answer. Looking for an actor who can speak a Midwestern dialect, sings well and can dance/move. A3 - D5 (Alto). ** Jolene is featured in ACT 1 only. She will be part of the Ensemble in ACT 2 unless the actor cast prefers a smaller featured only role.
ENSEMBLE – (Age 18-70) 8-12 Men and 8-12 Women, various ages, vocal ranges, and dialects. Will be playing multiple roles, such as con artist victims (Lenore, Sophia, Renee, Usherette), tourists/citizens, maids/butlers/wait staff, business roles (Croupier, Conductor, Hotel Manager, Porter, Accordion Player), sailors, nuns and atmospheric individuals. There are multiple opportunities for featured/solo singing, dance, and dialogue moments.
NOTE: The ages for the characters listed represent the general age of the actor can “play” on stage. (For example, a man is 35, but can pass for 45 or vice versa.)