This play can be done with a large cast or a small cast.
If you opt for a large cast, feel free to flood the stage with soldiers, elves, etc.
Also, feel free to change the gender of some roles to make the play fit your community’s casting needs. The following roles may be played by any gender: Kaylen, Elliot, Ryan, Lee, Ty, Miss Christiansen, Miss Karen, Judah Maccabee, Soldiers, Doctor Smith, Santa Claus, and George’s parents. (NOTE: Should you change the gender of George’s parents, make sure that they remain a same-gender couple [i.e. two men or two women].)
Here are some ideas for doubling:
ACTOR 1 – Shayna
ACTOR 2 – Harriet, Bubby
ACTOR 3 – Mom, George’s Mommy, Mamaleh
ACTOR 4 – Dad, Ballet Teacher, Santa Claus, Tataleh, other student at school
ACTOR 5 – George, Scott, Judah Maccabee, Shlomo
ACTOR 6 – George’s Mom, Miss Christiansen
ACTOR 7 – Jordan, Young Harriet, Dr. Smith