Characters, Approximate ages, Vocal Ranges
JD DREW: Male, 50’s and up (Range: Baritone, G2-D4)
A “good old boy” with pomaded gray hair and a high-wattage grin. Out of work for a while now, he feel likes a failure. He needs to win to feel like his life is still worthwhile.
BENNY PERKINS: Male, 40’s (Range: Tenor, C#3-G#4)
Charming, ingratiating grin and lots of homespun philosophy. He’s confident, because he won last year, but he is hiding his troubles.
GREG WILHOTE: Male, 20’s (Range: Tenor, D3-B4)
A freckled white kid in a baseball cap. His big dream is to go to Hollywood and be a stuntman.
JESUS PENA: Male, 20’s (Range: Tenor, E3-B4)
A driven Mexican kid, who has won a scholarship to go to veterinarian school. Everyone underestimates him.
CHRIS ALVARO: Male, 20’s (Range: Tenor, Ab2-Ab4)
Chris is a mystery. He wears a hoodie, and a pair of aviator glasses to conceal his eyes.
RONALD MCCOWAN: Male, 30-40 (Range: Tenor, F3-B4)
A good-natured African-American with a slight Louisiana accent. He is a ladies’ man.
MIKE FERRIS: Male, 30-40 (Range: Tenor, Eb3-Bb4)
A car salesman. Boyishly handsome, wears a cheap tie with a Nascar clip. Ambitious.
DON CURTIS: Male, 50-60 (Range: Baritone, A2-Bb3)
Wears a cardboard sign on his head that proclaims “I LOVE YOU JANIS, GO BABY GO!"
FRANK NUGENT: Male, 40-60 (Range: Bari-Tenor, Eb3-Gb4)
Disc Jockey, a diehard good ole boy dressed in a Stetson.
KELLI MANGRUM: Female, 20’s (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, A3-E5)
A pretty girl with steel ambition.
CINDY BARNES: Female, any age (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A car saleswoman and former Miss Gregg County, still fond of pageant hair and pastels.
JANIS CURTIS: Female, Mid 60’s (Range: Low Mezzo, D3-Bb4)
A tough old bird with sun-burnished skin and missing teeth.
HEATHER STOVALL: Female, 20-40 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, A3-D#5)
A flirtatious restaurant hostess.
VIRGINIA DREW: Female, 50’s (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, G3-C5)
A one-time beauty settling into middle-age, feels like JD is losing interest in her.
NORMA VALVERDE: Female, 30-50 (Range: Low Mezzo, D3-G5)
Has warmth, faith, and a prayer circle to keep her going. A Latina or African-American actress usually plays this role.
Either male or female:
DOCTOR STOKES: Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A professor from LeTourneau University.