When reading Ring Round the Moon, the play I'm auditioning for, the only thing that made it really bearable was that it reminded me SO MUCH of Gossip Girl. I mean the plot is really not at all similar but the characters and their relationships are. Well. Enough for me to srsly see a connection.
Hugo = Chuck
Diana = Blair (I was so shipping Hugo/Diana from the start.)
Those two were super distinct throughout. The others, not so much.
Frederick = Nate, also kind of Dan
Isabelle = Jenny, also kind of Serena
And then all of their parents and older relatives are like "Oh we are old and rich and uppity" or, like Isabelle's parent (RE: Jenny) "Oh, I am old and have high hopes for my child". Or, in the case of Capulat, the part I'm auditioning for, "Oh, I am old and wish I were young again". Hurdy hurr.