SNOOKS KEENE - lead, 40-45, half of "The Singing Keenes," off-key and overly enthusiastic, tough, funny.
HOWIE KEENE - 40-45, Snooks' husband, sings ok, blind, warm, gentle, comic timing.
JOE BUFFALO DANCE - 50s, a mock American Indian.
NURSE DAGMAR - 30 and over, big, powerful, beautiful, gorgeous body, exotic.
HEDDA HOLLOWAY - lead, 50-55, impressive WASP matriarch, the "eye of the storm," alwaysi n control, disarmingly eccentric.
NELSON FAY - lead, 30s handsome, ingratiating, manipulative yet appears trustworthy.
STINKY HOLLOWAY - 18-20, Hedda's son, quite a bit grotesque, "in lust" with his mother, should be physically striking; chubby or very skinny.
LAURAINE HOLLOWAY FAY - 30s, Nelson's wife, plain and not very bright, dead pan.
GAY HOLLOWAY - 12, Hedda's youngest child, precocious tap dancer; Shirly Temple clone.