Character Breakdowns for If I Could Rewrite the World
He faced a problem that seemed bigger than he could handle, but decided to tackle it with everything that he had.
When young Aaron Cohen needed guidance, he reached straight back through the pages of history and found his Biblical namesake. As he struggled to do the impossible, he discovered friendship, courage, and the power of forgiveness.
If I Could Rewrite the World is a new, humorous and heartwarming musical of Biblical proportions!
Many roles will be doubled to be both a modern character and a Biblical one. There are four big musical numbers requiring song and dance.
Aaron Cohen: Plays 16-17 years old. A sensitive child who, despite being born in Israel, uses fancy English words. He's creative and imaginative, and has a heart of gold. Tenor vocal range.
Biblical Aaron: Age range 40 +. tenor. Has a sense of calm and inner direction about him. A quiet moral authority.
Bert Cohen/Moses: A tense man, he is dramatic with an edge. He shows his temper. As Moses, he is very Biblical and formal, not much sense of humor. Baritone.
Sheila Cohen/Tziporah: A former singing/dancing actress, now in middle age, longs to return to the stage. She's sensitive and somewhat distracted. Soprano or alto. Limited singing role.
Rabbi Bergman: Young 30s or middle aged teacher, very charismatic and understanding. Has humor, and can be cool, despite the "Dad" jokes. Bari-tenor.
Jon Green/Nadav: Troubled youth plays 16-7. In the community school to keep him away from bad influences. Manipulative. Baritone, limited singing role.
Alicia Green/Elisheva: Jon's sister. Very spunky and funny, with a big heart. She appreciates Aaron Cohen's creativity. Can sometimes speak unguardedly. Soprano.
Dr. Steve/Korach: A Dr. Phil style radio psychologist, but more of an entertainer than a helper. As Korach, he's a clown with strong opinions. Baritone or tenor, plays 40s.
Classmates/Israelites: Male and female. Play 11th graders and the Biblical Israelites. All voices. Must be able to sing well and on pitch and move/dance strongly.
Pharaoh: A woman, plays 20s-30s. Good belter Mezzo/Alto. Think Aretha Franklin. Personality with comedic timing.