Auditions: “Oliver!” March 12, 14 and 17

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Announcing auditions for Oliver!
Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. (kids and adults)
Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. (adults only)
Saturday, March 17 at 1pm (kids only).

Adults (18- 70): Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. or Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Please prepare 16-32 bars from an appropriate musical; you may sing from the show. Callbacks will be held Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Callbacks will include character specific songs, sides from the show and brief dance call, if needed.

Kids (8-16): Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. Please be familiar with “Consider Yourself” from the show; kids will be taught a brief section of the song together then asked to sing individually. Please be prepared to dance. Callbacks will be held Sunday, March 18, at 5 p.m. Callbacks will include character specific songs, sides from the show and additional dance if needed.

Performances will be held May 17, 18, 19 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31 and June 1, 2 and 3. Show times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. No performance conflicts will be accepted.

Production Team:
Director: Kelsey Cheslock
Assistant Director: Mary Motto Kalich
Musical Director: Karen Hochstedler
Choreographer: Jenna Spates

For more information, please contact director Kelsey Cheslock at kelsey@kelseycheslock.com.

Character Breakdown:
Oliver Twist – Male, age range 8-12. A workhouse boy about 11 years of age.
Fagin – Male, age range 30-70. An elderly criminal; runs training academy for young pickpockets.
The Artful Dodger – Male, age range 12-16. Fagin’s brightest pupil – an undersized 16.
Bill Sikes – Male, age range: 30-45. A villain in his prime.
Nancy – Female, age range 20-30. A graduate of Fagin’s academy and Bill’s lady.
Bet – Female, age range 14-18. A lass in Fagin’s establishment – idolizes Nancy.
Mr. Bumble – Male, age range 40-70. A large and pompous bureaucrat of the workhouse.
Mrs. Corney – Female, age range: 30-60. A sharp-tongued, domineering widow – the workhouse mistress.
Mr. Brownlow – Male, age range 50-70. An old gentleman of wealth and breeding.
Mr. Sowerberry – Male, age range 30-60. The undertaker. [will double as ensemble] Mrs. Sowerberry – Female, age range 30-60. Mr. Sowerberry’s wife and his overseer. [will double as ensemble] Charlotte – Female, age range 16-25. The Sowerberrys’ floozy young daughter. [will double as ensemble] Noah Claypole – Male, age range 16-25. Mr. Sowerberry’s cocky apprentice. [will double as ensemble] Mr. Grimwig – Male, age range 30-50. A doctor. [will double as ensemble] Mrs. Bedwin – Female, age 30-60. The Brownlows’ housekeeper. [will double as ensemble] Old Sally – Female, age range 50-70. A pauper. [will double as ensemble] Charley Bates – Male, age range 8-15. A boy in Fagin’s establishment. [will double as ensemble] Kids Ensemble – Male and female, age range 8-16. Workhouse boys, police (Bow Street Runners), etc.
Adult Ensemble – Male and female, age range 16-70. Workhouse assistants, police (Bow Street Runners), street vendors, crowd, etc.

Auditions: “Oliver!” March 12, 14 and 17
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