MAMA: Annie Perez, the mother: Protective and nurturing to a fault, bigger than life. Alto.
HERMAN: The father: Brash, dangerous, a wild and outlandish ladies man who loves to drink and gamble. Tenor.
LAURA: The daughter: 18 to 24; sassy and streetwise. Soprano.
ROSE: Mama’s sister: a bit naïve, a little wild. (Doubles as THE REDHEAD: Saucy and devilish.)
EDDIE: The boyfriend: street smart and very hip. (Doubles as one of DOO WOP BLUEBIRD kids on block.) Tenor.
MANNY: The “other” boyfriend: kind, caring. (Doubles as FREDDIE THE BOOKIE: Sicilian stallion, and as one of DOO WOPS.) Bass or Baritone.
LITTLE JOEY: Age 12 or 13 but looks like he’s 8-years-old. Boy soprano. (Doubles as one of Doo Wop BLUEBIRDS).