11-year-old Candice, "Candy" always dreamt of attending The Reginald Dwight Academy, now that she's old enough to attend with her parents and siblings. She will learn what it takes to be a star. Based on Josh Wakely's Motown Magic and Beat Bugs, this will incorporate Elton John Songs.
Candice, "Candy" Cherry- The main character at 11. She can dance really well, along with playing piano.
Veronica, "Ronnie" Cherry- Candy's elder sister at 14. She is talented at painting and poetry and has a good fashion sense.
Bennie Cherry- Candy's eldest sibling at 16, leader of Bennie and The Jets. He is a master at playing the guitar.
Alice Levy- Candy's rival. She has the same skills as Candy, but Candy's was 10 times better. This makes Alice extremely jealous of Candy.
Regina and Davina Cherry- Candy, Ronnie, and Bennie's adoptive lesbian moms. Co-Headmistresses of the Reginald Dwight Academy. (Based on Elton John's real name Reginald Dwight and his real life husband, David Furnish)
Daniel Kinji- Candy's newfound guy best friend. He has a high skill in the violin and jazz dance.(Named after the Elton John song Daniel)
Kiki Gauer- Candy's newfound girl best friend. She has a high skill in art.(Named after Kiki Dee)
Nikita Wald- Ronnie's best friend from Germany.(Named after song Nikita)
Jeannie Nordland- A Norwegian American dance teacher, who was once an alumni at RDA.(Names after song Little Jeannie)
Samantha Gauer- Candy's Art teacher and Kiki's mother.(Named after song Lady Samantha)
Bernie Otto- Cherry's music teacher at RDA.(Named after Elton John's writing partner, Bernie Taupin)
Oscar W Lott- A selfish Australian landlord who wants to shutdown RDA without a thought for the children.(Named after song Oscar Wilde Gets Out)
Susie D'Orazio- An RDA alumni who once attended RDA, but left West Virginia for her homeland in Italy for private reasons.
Harper McCray- An exchange student from England, Ronnie's pen pal and crush.
Dana, Dawson, and Dakota- The other members of The Jets. Dana is on bass, Dawson is on drums, and Dakota is on keyboard.
Reginald Dwight Academy
A performing arts school for grades 6-12 in West Virginia. Named after the famous Elton John. Originally called the Charles Cherry Academy after Charles Cherry I, his grandson Charles Cherry III was having financial troubles with his school and needed a fundraiser to save the school. New Australian real estate agent, Braxton Lott was about to tear it down, that's when Elton's John tour bus broke down and agreed to help Charles out with the fundraiser. It was so popular, it raised 3 million dollars. To repay him for saving the school, they named the school after him.
Cast for Tiny Dancer
Candy- Francesca Capaldi
Ronnie, Nikita- Grey Griffin
Bennie- Nick Jonas
Alice- Madison Pettis
Regina and Davina Cherry- Jane Lynch and Wanda Sykes
Daniel- Phillip Zhao
Kiki- Leela Ladnier
Miss. Nordland-Brie Larson
Mrs. Gauer- Meneka Das
Mr. Otto- Donald Glover
Bryson Otis- Lance Bass
Oscar W Lott- Chris Hemsworth
Susie D'Orazio- Deedee Magno-Hall
Harper McCray- Taron Egerton
Dawson, Young Bernie- Keiynan Lonsdale
Dana and Dakota- Tara Strong
Uncle Charlie - Zachary Quinto
Uncle Lionel- Jim Parsons
Grandpa Charles- Nathan Lane
Yvette- Chaka Khan
Young Regina- Alyson Stoner
Young Davina- Raven Symone
Granpda Jiro- Sab Shimono
Superintendent Figueroa - Wilson Cruz
Reese- Ian McKellen
Mrs. Dyer- Ellen Degeneres
Mrs. D'Orazio- Susan Lucci
Mr. D'Orazio- Bruno Tonioli
Young Charlie- Kevin Jonas
Pip- Damien Holland(Chaka Khan's real life son)
Uncle Adonis- Kevin Michael Richardson
Chloe- Charlie Townsend(The voice of Rozzi in the Muppet Babies reboot)
Additional- Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, Grey Griffin Frank Welker, Lauren Tom, Stephanie Sheh, Jeff Bennett, Phil LaMarr, Jennifer Hale, Alyosn Stoner, Doug Lawerence, Cree Summer.