Principal and Supporting Roles:
STORYTELLER/CALLER – Clear, strong speaking voice with expression, for narration. Can sing or call the song CELEBRATION HOE-DOWN in an up-beat manner.
FARMERS FRED and FRANKLIN – Character roles, projecting dominance and intolerance. Each farmer can present this in a different way, with a powerful booming voice or an insecure, agitated voice.
ROSEY FAY and DAISY MAY – Character roles, projecting frustration and concern. These characters should be able to transform into being able to speak up for themselves and the animals. Their voices should be strong, clear and melodic.
SALT – Side-kick to Farmer Fred, with a strong, gutsy voice, similar to Fred, who is his role model. Imitates Fred and follows him around like a shadow. Solid, strong voice and is rhythmic.
PEPPER – Side-kick to Farmer Franklin, with a nervous, shaky voice. He almost seems allergic to Franklin, and sneezes when he gets too close to him. He does what he’s told, but he’s unsure. Hesitating, unsure voice that is rhythmic.
HAM – Boy pig with an out-going, open, accepting nature. He should have strong, bluesy, charismatic voice and should exude personality.
BACON – Girl pig with a kind, trusting nature. She should have a sweet, bluesy voice, and exude lots of heart and soul.
HAIRY – Dog with conviction and comic ability, who has lots of guts. He should have a strong, tough, twangy voice, with lots of dimension and dynamics. SCRATCH – Cat with nerve and comic ability, who is almost irritating. She should have a strong, tough, twangy voice with lots of dimension and dynamics.
CHEESE and CRACKERS – 2 bears who live in total denial or live in total acceptance! Comedic, operatic, melodramatic voices, who can lead the ensemble.
HOOT and SCOOT – Owls with wisdom and intellect who understand and have compassion. Beautiful melodic voices that capture the essence of the friendship between the 2 pigs.
TATTLE TAIL – Mischievous, comical character, with lots of energy and bounce. Dramatic and staccato voice, that demands attention.
Featured Ensemble Characters (can be further developed by directors and performers to suit specific production visions):
THE STYLETTES AND STYLETTOS – Sizzle, Sassy, Saucy, Juicy - Slab, Slick, Percy, Pete Cool swines who really know how to swing and sing the blues. Voices should be able to harmonize and scat.
THE WINGERS – Doodle, Tweet, Gobble, Quacker – Goose, Pidge, Chick, Rooster Flighty birds, who have clear, melodic and distinctive voices, who can move and/or dance comfortably, in a modern and classical style.
THE RUFFS – Sniff, Rudy, Barker, Fang – Honey, Red, Patch, Shag Ferocious, fed-up dogs, who can sing with guts, gumption and lots of personality. They can tap dance and/or play rhythmic instruments for dance section.
THE MEOWS – Purr, Dander, Slink, Shadow – Prancer, Kitty, Cat, Cleo Whining, fed-up felines, who can sing with guts, gumption and lots of personality. They can tap dance and/or play rhythmic instruments for dance section.
THE WOOLIES – Baaby, Maady, Curls, Fluff – Fleece, Twirl, Chops, Mutton Hip sheep, who can rock and roll and sing at the same time, with much passion, to an upbeat dance number.
THE STINKERS – Stripes, Stinky, Spray, Spunk – Streak, Smelly, P. Uee, Steve Quick singing, totally silly skunks, who can dance a mean “hora”.