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Dec. 12   @  2pm-4pm

Auditions will consist of singing and cold reading , individually and in groups.  

Prepare a song of your choice and be prepared to learn a song from the show. 

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Cast of Characters

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You will learn a short dance so wear comfortable clothes you can move around in. If auditioning for a singing role please have a song from the show or a song in the style of the show ready to audition with. Callbacks will be Tuesday the 14th from 6 to 8 by invitation only. 

Character Breakdown

Mr. Bumble

Mr. Bumble runs the workhouse where Oliver finds himself in the beginning of the show. He is cold, cruel, and he doesn’t care one bit about the boys in his workhouse.

Gender: Male

Age: 13 to 18

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Widow Corney

Widow Corney runs the workhouse along with Mr. Bumble. She is cold and calculating, like Mr. Bumble, and only cares that the work gets done and puts money in her pocket.

Gender: Female

Age: 13 to 18

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is the 11-year-old orphan around which the whole plot of the show revolves. Oliver is intelligent and kind, but he is not afraid to stand up for himself when the situation calls for it. He longs for a family and escapes to London to try to make his fortune – though he has no idea what adventures await him there!

 

Gender: Male

Age 9 to 14

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Mr. Sowerberry

Mr. Sowerberry is the undertaker who purchases Oliver from Mr. Bumble. He is a callous man who does not treat Oliver much better than Mr. Bumble.

Gender: Male

Age 12 to 18

 

Mrs. Sowerberry

Mrs. Sowerberry gives Oliver scraps left for the dog to eat. She, like her husband, does not care at all for Oliver’s well-being and only wants him to work.

Gender: Female

12 to 18


 

Charlotte

Charlotte works for the Sowerberrys. She is kinder to Oliver than the others in the Sowerberry home, but not by much.

Gender: Female

Age: 10 to 18

 

Noah Claypole

Noah Claypole works for the Sowerberrys. He is a mean, nasty person who insults Oliver’s mother on purpose to upset him.

Gender: Male

Age: 11 to 18

 

Artful Dodger

The Artful Dodger, a.k.a. Jack Dawkins, is one of the most famous characters in literature. He is charming, upbeat, and charismatic. Though Dodger works for Fagin as a thief, he is the first person to show Oliver real kindness and gives him a place to belong.

Gender: Male

Age: 12 to 16

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3


 

Fagin

Fagin recruits, trains, and manages a gang of child-thieves. Though he claims he cares for each of his children, providing them food and shelter and characteristically calling them “my dear,” he’s really only concerned with the money these young thieves bring in.

Gender: Male

Age: 14 to 18

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3


 

Charlie Bates

Charlie Bates is one of Fagin’s child-thieves. He is a great admirer of the Artful Dodger and an accomplished pocket-picker.

Gender: Male

Age: 9 to 12

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: G4

 

Nipper

Nipper is the smallest member of Fagin’s gang.

Gender: Any

Age: 7 to 12

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Captain

The CAPTAIN is one of the children in Fagin’s gang.

Gender: Any

Age: 9 to 13

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Handwalker

HANDWALKER is one of the children in Fagin’s gang.

Gender: Any

Age: 9 to 12

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Nancy

Nancy is an adventurous young lady with a heart of gold who has fallen in with the wrong crowd. She is vivacious and kind, the life of the party, and she immediately takes Oliver under her wing. Unfortunately, she is involved with Bill Sikes, who is a troublesome person.

Gender: Female

Age: 14 to 18

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Bet

Bet is a friend of Nancy’s who shares her spirited nature and sense of adventure. Like Nancy, Bet has a kind heart but has fallen upon hard times. Must be able to dance decently well

Gender: Female

Age: 9 to 12

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Mr. Brownlow

Mr. Brownlow is a sweet man who takes Oliver in, even after Oliver has picked his pocket. Oliver is familiar to Mr. Brownlow immediately.

Gender: Male

Age: 14 to 18

 

Bill Sikes

Bill Sikes is a quintessential villain. He is mean, selfish, and ruthless, and he always looks out for number one. He bullies everyone around him, especially Nancy, and is paranoid, always afraid that people will betray him.

Gender: Male

Age: 14 to 18

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Chairman

The Chairman is a small featured role in the Three Cripples Public House. His few lines are crucial to the storytelling.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 14

 

Mrs. Bedwin

Mrs. Bedwin is Mr. Brownlow’s kindhearted housekeeper. This is a lovely featured 

role.

Age: 11 to 16

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Milkmaid

The MILKMAID is a featured role that fills out the world of Oliver! MILKMAID has a solo

 

Gender: Female

Age: 9 to 18

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Eb4

 

Strawberry Seller

STRAWBERRY SELLER is a great role for younger performers

Gender: Female

Age: 9 to 18

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Eb4

 

Knife Grinder

KNIFE GRINDER is a featured ensemble role with a solo

Gender: Male

Age: 9 to 18

Vocal range top: G3

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Rose Seller

ROSE SELLER is a featured role that has a solo,This role is great for a younger performer who may not be ready to take on a larger part.

Gender: Female

Age: 9 to 18

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Dr. Grimwig

Dr. Grimwig is a featured acting role. He is extremely intelligent but a bit pessimistic, especially compared to Mr. Brownlow.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 18

 

Old Sally

OLD SALLY Crucial to the Story-Tellling

Gender: Female

Age: 10 to 18

 

Matron

MATRON, This featured role does not have any solo's

Gender: Female

Age: 7 to 15

 

Ensemble Includes:

Children, Workhouse Governors, Servants, Maids, Delivery Person , Police Officers , Street Sellers, Fagin's Gang, Customers, Crowd Members

Gender: ANY

Ages: 7 through 18

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