Music and Lyrics by Mike Wiest
Full professional, Suitable for amateurs (rights available), Suitable for High Schools (rights available)
05 – Further information about your musical (e.g. synopsis, cast requirements, etc) = The full script and music can be downloaded at www.lifedevinemusical.com
The cast for Life Devine has 30 parts, 10 larger speaking roles and 20 smaller speaking roles. There are only 5
major singing roles, 3 male and 2 female. The majority of the cast is needed for the 4 dance ensembles and chorus
numbers. The 20 smaller speaking roles require dancing as well as acting and singing, with an emphasis on the
dancing. Below is a list of the characters and their talent requirements:
MARY DEVINE (present) F/30-50/Sing/NoDance – This is the Mary that tells the story in present day as the actual
story takes place in the past on the other side of the stage. She has a speaking/singing role throughout the entire
MARY DEVINE (past) F/18-30/Sing/Dance – This is the young Mary who the story is about. Many costume changes
and extensive dancing/singing required.
JOHN DEVINE M/20-35/Sing/Dance – The husband of Mary, this role requires quite a bit of dancing and a tenor
voice. Experience on a woodwind instrument (saxophone, preferably) would be nice, but not required.
ANGELA DEVINE F/16-25/Sing/Dance – Mary and John’s only daughter. This role has one major musical number
and speaking parts througout the play.
SAM SMITH M/20-35/Sing/NoDance – John’s army buddy. This role has a small vocal solo and about a page worth
of dialog combined.
SUE F/18-30/Sing/Dance – Mary’s best friend. About 3 pages of dialog total throughout entire play.
PRISONER 1 M/18-35/Sing/Dance – One of the soldiers that is captured with John in Korea. This role has one solo
part towards the end of the play.
GEORGE M/18-50/Sing/Dance – One of the main rest home residents. This role has a solo/dance routine at the end
of the first act. A comedic role.
NELLY F/18-50/NoSing/NoDance – One of the main rest home residents that befriends Mary at beginning of play
and to whom Mary tells her story to. A lot of sitting in this role, but quite a bit of dialog throughout play.
HARRIOT F/18-50/NoSing/NoDance – One of the rest home residents that befriends Mary. A lot of sitting, some
HANK M/16-30/NoSing/Dance – Mary’s boyfriend at beginning of story. Small speaking role towards beginning.
JERRY M/16-30/NoSing/Dance – Sue’s boyfriend at beginning of story. Small speaking role towards beginning.
BENNY M/16-30/NoSing/Dance – John’s childhood friend. Small speaking role towards beginning.
FRANKY M/16-30/NoSing/Dance – John’s childhood friend. Small speaking role towards beginning.
MRS. OPENSHAW F/25-45/NoSing/Dance – Mary’s Mother. This role has a small speaking part towards the
beginning of the play.
NURSE F/18-40/NoSing/Dance – In the delivery room scene only, very small reading role.
DOCTOR M/25-45/NoSing/NoDance – This role has two small scenes with little dialog.
HARRY M/20-40/NoSing/NoDance – Cafe owner, John’s boss. Small scene, small speaking role.
JIM M/20-40/NoSing/NoDance – Soup Kitchen Manager. Very small speaking role.
HAROLD FIELDING M/20-30/NoDance/NoSing – Angela’s husband. In two scenes, small speaking role.
JERONE M/20-30/Dance/Rap – Angela’s childhood friend. One scene with large dance routine and rap solo.
NICHOLAS CHANG (present) M/20-40/NoDance/NoSing – Korean Ambassodor. Large speaking role towards end
NICHOLAS CHANG (past) M/10-20/NoDance/NoSing – Two scenes, no dialog.
SOLDIER M/18-30/NoDance/NoSing – Small role, little dialog.
GUARD M/18-30/NoDance/NoSing – Small role, little dialog.
LITTLE JOHN M/6-12/NoDance/NoSing – Angela’s son. Small speaking role towards end of play.
PRISONER 2 M/18-30/NoDance/Sing – American POW in Korean Prisoner Camp.
PRISONER 3 M/18-30/NoDance/Sing – American POW in Korean Prisoner Camp.
HEATHER F/16-30/NoDance/NoSing – One of the rest home workers.
JANICE F/16-30/NoDance/NoSing – One of the rest home workers.