Waiting For A Train
The brand-new stage musical celebrating the life and times of Jimmie Rodgers

The Cast

The “Waiting For A Train” stage musical is designed to be produced with as few as seven performers (three of those roles requiring singing). Light dancing is required of the roles of Jimmie, Carrie, Aged Ralph, Young Ralph and Mrs. Bedell. The roles of Jimmie and Carrie must be able to yodel.

In order to accommodate larger theater troupes, the musical’s casting list can easily be increased to include up to an additional five musicians and up to ten non-speaking stage extras who will service as “on-stage audience” members.

The following roles are featured in the stage musical, “Waiting For A Train”:

Required Stage Roles (4/5M, 3F, listed in order of appearance)

  • Aged Ralph Peer * @
  • Engineer (can be portrayed by same actor as Doctor)
  • Jimmie Rodgers * # @
  • Carrie Rodgers * # @
  • Anita Rodgers
  • Young Ralph Peer @
  • Doctor (can be portrayed by same actor as Engineer)
  • Mrs. Bedell @

* Indicates roles with singing parts
# Indicates roles with yodeling parts
@ Indicates roles with light dancing parts

Optional Stage Roles

  • Band Members (guitar, banjo, bass)
  • Additional Band Members (fiddle, dobro, ukulele, trumpet, piano, clarinet, snare)
  • Concert Attendees (non-speaking extras; 5-15)