While digging for something totally different, I found an expired casting call for American Girl: Live in Concert, for girls 18-30 to perform as the dolls, a human host, and 2 understudies. Here's what I learned while looking at the casting call:
The show is written by Tim Murray, directed and choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo, who has worked on many shows including Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and musically directed by James Olmstead (conductor of DC In Concert: The Batman) and Paul Rambacher (manager of Mamma Mia and Under The Sun at Hard Rock Hotel).
As previously announced, the dolls featured in the show include Claudie, Melody, Julie, Courtney and Nicki. All of the people auditioning for these roles are supposed to be skilled pop/rock singers and dancers, with an emphasis on Motown music for Melody and jazz music for Claudie.
A original human character named Madison was also in the casting call. All ethnicities were sought for this role, and she is described as follows:
"This is her first experience on stage and the American Girl Dolls help her find the confidence within to overcome her stage-fright. She is playful, smart, strong and learns how to follow her inner star. She embodies the young spirit of a girl in 2023."
I searched everywhere I could to find cast information, but it hasn't been announced yet. The cast of the last American Girl live show was announced a month before the tour, so I can assume it will be announced later this month.
What do you think? I'm kind of disappointed it's not an all-female crew like the last one was, but regardless I'm still excited and hope it's enjoyable! I'm not expecting it to be as good or better than the last tour, but I can't wait to go regardless.