Rachael Montague- (based off Romeo Montague) the daughter and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. A young woman of about sixteen, Rachael is beautiful, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, her idealism and passion make her an extremely likable character. She lives in the middle of a violent feud between her family and the Capulet's, but she is not at all interested in violence. Her only interest is love. At the beginning of the play, she is madly in love with a man named Rocky, but the instant she lays eyes on Julie, she falls in love with her and forgets Rocky. She secretly dates Julie, the daughter of her father's worst enemy; she happily takes abuse from Ty; and she would rather die than live without her beloved. Rachael is also an affectionate and devoted friend to her best friends Benny and Marcy.
Julie Capulet- (Based off Juliet Capulet) the daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. A beautiful sixteen-year-old girl, Julie begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Rachael, the daughter of her family's great enemy. Because she is a girl in an aristocratic family, she has none of the freedom Rachael has to roam around the city, climb over walls in the middle of the night, get into catfights, and partake in mosh pits . However, she shows amazing courage in trusting her entire life and future to Rachael. Julie's closest friend and confidant is Nancy Jimes, though she's willing to shut Nancy out of her life the moment Nancy turns against Rachael.
Marcy – (Based off Mercurio) Rachael's closest friend. One of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare's plays, Marcy overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a deep depression. Marcy loves wordplay. She can be quite hotheaded, and hates people who are affected or obsessed with the latest fashions. She finds Rachael's romanticized ideas about love tiresome, and tries to convince Rachael to view love as a simple matter of one-night stands.
Nancy Jimes- (Based off The Nurse) Julie's best friend. A vulgar, long-winded, and sappy character, Nancy provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches. However, until a disagreement near the play's end, Nancy is Julie's faithful confidante and loyal intermediary in Julie's affair with Rachael. She provides a contrast with Julie, given that her view of love is earthy and sexual, while Julie is idealistic and intense. Nancy believes in love and wants Julie to have a nice-looking husband, but the idea that Julie would want to sacrifice herself for love is beyond her understanding.
Ty – (based off Tybalt) Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it, he becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his weapon when he feels his pride has been injured. He loathes Montagues.
Paul- (Based off Paris) the suitor of Julie most preferred by her father. Once Julie's father has promised him he can go to the prom with her, he behaves very arrogant toward her, acting as if they are married.
Benny – (Based off Benvolio) Rachael's cousin and thoughtful friend, he makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public places, though Marcy accuses him of having a nasty temper in private. He spends most of the play trying to help Rachael get her mind off Rocky, even after she has fallen in love with Julie.