Character Descriptions

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Tom Sawyer
Our story's title character. A boy on the verge of manhood full of mischief and hope, suffering greatly from the pangs of growing up. He very likable, intelligent, intuitive and carefree.
Gender: Male
Age: 12 to 14
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Huckleberry Finn
Tom's best friend. He is stubborn, loyal, proud, and good-natured. Lives a life of free will and enjoys it that way.
Gender: Male
Age: 12 to 15
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Sidney Sawyer
Tom's half-brother and an insufferable goody-goody who dislikes Tom and does everything he can to get him into trouble.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Ben Rogers
The ringleader of Tom's classmates. He is not as mischievous as Tom, but still a typical boy on the verge of manhood. Slightly jealous of Tom in an idolizing manner. (Optional doubling with SYDNEY SAWYER).
Gender: Male
Age: 12 to 15
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Joe Harper
A school friend of Tom. (Optional doubling with SHERIFF).
Gender: Male
Age: 12 to 14
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Lyle Peters
A school friend of Tom. (Optional doubling with MUFF POTTER).
Gender: Male
Age: 12 to 14
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Becky Thatcher
An utterly beautiful woman. Bright, smart, youthful, and funny. She is the new girl in town and falls for Tom instantly.
Gender: Female
Age: 12 to 15
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Judge Thatcher
Becky's father. A widower trying to raise a girl as best he can. He is handsome and craggy. (Optional doubling with DOC ROBINSON and/or PAP).
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Lemuel Dobbins
The schoolmaster and village demagogue. Prides himself on being strict but has a soft, poetic side as well. (Optional doubling with JOSHUA SPRAGUE).
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Joshua Sprague
Eagle-eyed and severe. He is the village Reverend. Stately and poised preaching with a 'fire and brimstone' mindset, full of passion and verve. (Optional doubling with LEMUEL DOBBINS).
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Injun Joe
A proud, bitter, downtrodden man whose sharp face and hollow cheeks makes him look like death himself. Half Indian and half white, he has been treated with contempt his whole life. He now has a heart as black as wood smoke.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Muff Potter
A vagrant and derelict drunk. Not a bad man, he just doesn't have the backbone to say no when others lead him astray. (Optional doubling with LYLE PETERS).
Gender: Male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Doc Robinson
A pompous, unpleasant man with a chip on his shoulder. He is bossy, thieving, and impatient. An all around "bad guy." (Optional doubling with JUDGE THATCHER and/or PAP).
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Pap
The town drunk and Huck's father. (Optional doubling with JUDGE THATCHER and/or DOC ROBINSON).
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Aunt Polly
Tom's Aunt. She tries to discipline and keep him in line but is at her wit's end. Ever so patient, she loves both Tom and Sid and does her best to single-handedly take care of them both.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Widow Douglas
A pretty, older woman of some wealth. Kind-hearted and giving, she offers Huck a home with a bed and cooked meals.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Sheriff
The town's law enforcement. (Optional doubling with JOE HARPER).
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Narrator
The storyteller of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Pushes the action of the story along. (It is possible to split the Narrator's lines up amongst the other cast members, but it is encouraged to use four females in your cast to balance the vocal sound of the group numbers.)
Gender: Female
Ensemble
Various members of the cast in the group numbers. TOWNSPEOPLE, etc.
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