Character Breakdown: 10 Singer/Actor/Movers playing 13 Characters
Alex: The bartender. Sexy, smart, witty, seasoned, experienced, but not too brittle: a skeptic, but not a cynic. Alex has a past and has secret; despite her skepticism, she is romantically involved with Grant, a married pilot. Although her own storyline is prevalent, Alex also acts as the narrator as all the action revolves around her and her well-tended bar. A belter with command. Strong actress and good mover.
Grant: The pilot. Suave, sometimes distant, but always charming, Grant enjoys his transient lifestyle as his marriage has more downs than ups. It is clear that his attraction to Alex is strong, if his commitment to her is not. Although a “leaver” in the end, Grant is likeable albeit incapable of a lasting relationship with Alex. A strong actor and baritone.
Amy: A regional sales rep, Amy is sexy, put-together and playful and loves what she perceives as the glamour of the job. Unapproachable to some, she is genuine and down to earth with her friend, Alex. Amy is not willing to settle, but will toy with men, such as Frank to relieve her travel boredom. Amy knows how to walk, how to move, and how to stir her drink.
Samantha: A flight attendant. Attractive, gay, serious, but sweet, Samantha is very good at her job and tends to do it with an attitude she brings from her small-town upbringing. Finally in a committed, satisfying and grounded relationship, Samantha is in love and eager to plan a wedding and set up house. This relationship is what she has been waiting for all her life, so why wait? She and her other half, Kate are traveling to scope out a destination wedding venue. A strong singer and a dancer/mover.
Kate: An artsy writer. Kate is engaged to Samantha and is a frequent flyer with Samantha’s miles. She is pretty, funny and seems better whenever she’s near Samantha. In love with her fiancé, she is excited about the direction her life is taking, but her cautious side surfaces. Along for the ride and a free flight, Kate is checking out wedding venues, but not as sure as her counterpart about the timing. Why rock the plane? A strong ballad singer and mover.
Austin/Chip: Austin is a young business traveler. Cute, energetic, and afraid of flying, he drinks to calm his nerves before he flies. Austin could be a gay or straight character and is married and a father of a young son. Since Austin travels almost all the time, the recent pressures of juggling the job and the kid have had a negative effect on his marriage. Austin is frequently at Alex’s bar. Chip is a secondary character played by the same actor and is a flight attendant who, along with Shelby gives flight announcements from the plane and gate. He is sarcastic, biting and quick with the pun.
Frank: A bankrupcy lawyer. Frank puts himself on billboards in certain markets and considers himself a celebrity in the cities he travels to. Frank is married, but keeps his wedding ring in his carry-on luggage when traveling. He is bold in his approach and full of confidence (among other things) when it comes to his work and women, which are both to be “won.” A baritone and strong comedic actor.
Angela/Shelby and Tommy: Angela and Tommy are a young couple in love: innocent, naive, and afraid. Angela is part of the National Guard and has been stationed in the Middle East; they are saying goodbye at the airport. Tommy will be lost without Angela. He is an out of work musician or artist, rough around the edges and not sure where he’ll go or what he’ll do once she gets on her flight. Angela is pretty, earthy, and sweet. An ingénue in camouflage. They are the modern couple next door. Singers who can handle harmonies and who move well. Shelby is a secondary character played by the same actress. A flight attendant, Shelby is funny, charming and full of sex appeal as she, along with Chip, deliver a series of gate and flight announcements.
Fern/Harold: Fern and Harold are a married couple. These roles are played by the same male actor. The two have been married for 30 plus years and have never spent a night apart. Fern and Harold are inexperienced in the ways of the modern world, and, of course are always searching for the other, since they are never on stage at the same time. A strong, versatile actor to play both sexes. Singing range must be broad with a convincing falsetto. A mover.