BETTY LOU SPENCE - The IT girl. 20s - early 30s. Vivacious dynamo with spunk, effortless sex appeal, tomboy charm and street smarts. Creative physical comedienne, dynamic singer and high-stepping dancer. Adorable, altogether winning ingenue with fire and moxie. Soprano/Belt.
JONATHAN WALTHAM - The IT boy. Mid 20s - mid 30s. A leading man with light comedic skills and easy charm. Masculine but gentle. Classic proper, upstanding member of society with Ivy League good looks. A button-down man who, unconsciously, wants to be unbuttoned. Confident lyric baritone.
MONTY MONTGOMERY - The Comedic Sidekick. Mid 20s - mid 30s. Energetic, nimble light comedian with sure-fire timing and a period sensibility. An upper-crust dilettante concerned with the latest fads, impulsively adventurous, good-hearted but sometimes simple-minded man of leisure. Jonathan's best friend. Facility with physical comedy. Character baritone.
ADELA VAN NORMAN - The Comic Villainess. 20s - early 30s. Socialite, whose bad behavior stems from insecurity and desperation, not an evil nature. Stylish, manipulative, aggressive former debutante who slyly balances charm and wicked determination in order to snag her man. Alto/mezzo/belt.
JANE/MRS. VAN NORMAN/MRS. SULLIVAN - Mid 20s - mid 30s. Jane is a brash, wisecracking shop girl from Brooklyn (a young Bea Arthur or Elaine Stritch); Mrs. Van Norman (Adela's mother) is a haughty, demanding aristocratic matron who values money and breeding (a la Margaret Dumont); Mrs. Sullivan is a shriveled, feisty Irish landlady. Must move well. Alto/character singer, only needs to carry a tune.
MOLLY/DAISY/BREARLY - 20s - early 30s. Molly is a sweet but plucky Lillian Gish type who shows spirit in the face of adversity; Betty's upbeat loyal best friend. Daisy is a delicate, innocent eager-to-please shopgirl. Lyric soprano who can also give vocal punch to a ragtime tune.
MR. NOTTING/MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES - 20s - mid 30s. Mr. Notting is a self-important, punctilious, officious shop manager who lives life by the time clock. Plays other roles which require him to be adept physical comedy skills: an aristocratic gossip, a French waiter, a Coney Island barker, a scandal sheet reporter and a sailor. Tenor.