Character List/ Casting Breakdown

CAST SIZE: 12-20

LEADS: 15 (9 women, 3-6 men)

ENSEMBLE: 4-8

LOUISE THADEN, hot-shot pilot of 1929

HERB VON THADEN, Louise's husband and fellow pilot/ engineer

WALTER BEECH, friend of Louise and owner of Travel Air

 

MARVEL CROSSON, a bold, up-and-coming pilot from Alaska

 

AMELIA EARHART, famous aviator, women's rights activist, and advisor

 

PANCHO BARNES, a brash, loudmouthed, cigar-smoking pilot

 

RUTH ELDER, the Miss America of Flight, feminine and flashy

 

BLANCHE NOYES, a young inexperienced pilot

 

CLAIRE FAHY, a determined housewife-turned-pilot, wife of Lt. Fahy

 

BOBBI TROUT, a boyish, dapper, independent pilot

WILL ROGERS, famous cowboy humorist and radio commentator

 

WILEY POST, Will's friend and fellow pilot

 

LT. FAHY, Claire's helicopter husband

 

ELIZABETH MCQUEEN, race official and women's flight advocate

 

CLIFF HENDERSON, race official, director of National Air Races

VARIOUS ROLES: PHOTOGRAPHER, TOURIST (2), RADIO TECHNICIAN, REPORTERS (3), BARTENDER, MAYOR, SUPERFANS (3), MR. MCPHETRIDGE, MRS. MCPHETRIDGE, PROTESTERS (3)