The Princess and the Pauper
Lead / Supporting / Group Parts

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This page lists the parts in the Princess and the Pauper for

  • The Cornelius Camp
  • The 1-week Portland camp
  • The pocket show for the 3-week Portland camp
  • The pocket show for the 2-week Vermont camp
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Parts are listed by age, though that varies for the Cornelius camp, indicated by a (*C). Parts with solo singing are listed as such: students interested in these parts will need to have a casting conversation by phone in May, and prepare a ~30 second solo song of their choice. Some parts are split during the show, where one camper plays it for a portion of the show, followed by one or more other campers. Those parts have an (S) by them.

Any child can opt to be considered for any part on stage in their age range, regardless of gender. For more on casting in general click here.

Lead Parts (10-11 years old; [*C 12-14]

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(S) Rachel, a Pauper               A few solos
(S) Rose, the Princess             A few solos
Bridget, friend of Rachel      A solo and a duet
King Henry VIII                     A few solos
The Pauper's Mother             A solo

Individual Parts (9-11 year olds; [*C 10-14]

Hertford, a Minister              Some duets
Rowland, a Minister             Some duets
John, Rachel's stepfather
Brinley, Bromley, and Thorpe   --Ruffians

  --Some characters in the play-within-a
The Fox                                   
The Hound
The Owl
The Hunter

Individual Parts (any age)    usually 1-5 lines

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Varies depending on the camp, but can include
--Constable, Guard, Servant(s), Valentina, a few ruffians, Aristocrats, Cromwell, Baker, Prisoners, Ministers; a few animals in the play-within-a-play


Group Parts   ages 10-11   [*C 11-14]

Ministers
King Henry's Court
Knights (if desired)

Group Parts    ages 8-9 ( ages 7-9 Portland 1-week camp; *C ages 8-10)

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Servants or Urchins
King Henry's Court
Knights
Street folks