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The Threepenny Opera Synopsis and Character Descriptions




The Threepenny Opera Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Betty female spoken cameo
Bob the Saw male spoken cameo
Coaxer female spoken cameo
Crook-Finger Jake male spoken cameo
Dolly female spoken cameo
Filch male spoken 20 – 40 supporting
J. J. Peachum male bass-baritone 40 – 60 supporting
Jenny Diver female mezzo 25 – 35 supporting
Lucy Brown female mezzo 20 – 30 supporting
Macheath (Mack the Knife) male baritone 30 – 40 lead
Molly female spoken cameo
Mrs. Peachum female alto 40 – 60 supporting
Polly Peachum female soprano 17 – 27 lead
Ready-Money Matt male spoken cameo
Rev. Kimball male spoken 30 – 55 cameo
Smith male baritone 30 – 50 supporting
Street Singer male tenor supporting
Tiger Brown male baritone 40 – 55 supporting
Walt Dreary male spoken cameo


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