This year, there will be 117 cast members on stage each performance, consisting of 24 Senior boys, 42 Senior girls, and 43 Juniors (made up of 16 Junior boys and 27 Junior girls) and 8 Comet cast (girls and boys aged 7-8 years old). However, there are two complete casts of juniors and comets which are named “Gilbert” and “Sullivan”, making a total number of people of 168 in the Gang.
The Cast attend every rehearsal, and when it comes to performances, the "Sullivan" Junior and Comet cast will do a total of four shows and the "Gilberts" will do the other four shows, of the 8 performances at the Riverside Theatre.
All cast members are part of a patrol, led by their patrol leader (a senior member of the Gang). In their patrols, they work together as a team and discuss things related to being in the Gang. Patrol competitions and activities encourage every patrol member to participate fully in the Gang, to make friends, have fun, sell tickets, to do their best on stage and earn lots of Oscars!
At every rehearsal, there are plenty of laughs and good times as we learn the songs and production routines which make up the Show. Also, a Production Team member will give out a special 'Smile Award' to a cast member who has put in 110% effort and has smiled non-stop all during the rehearsal!