Sun, Oct 09|
Auditions: Oliver! (Actors Ages 8-15 Only)
Sign up your young actor for a chance to be in this classic musical!
Time & Location
Oct 09, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT
Kissimmee, 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744, USA
About the Event
Osceola Arts is excited to bring Oliver back to the main stage this season! Directed by Elijah Gragg Assistant Director: Gabriel Bermudez
Music Director: Safin Karim Choreographer: Kit Riffel Seeking Non-Union actors. All roles paid. Seeking Actors & Singers who can move. All Actors are welcomed and urged to audition. We commit to practicing diverse and inclusive casting without regard to disability, race, age, color, National origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Actors should familiarize themselves with "Where is Love?" and "Consider Yourself" from the show. All actors will be taught a cut of each song at the beginning of the evening. Actors will also be taught a short movement piece. Ages: 8 through 15 years old Auditions for all youth roles will be held in person at Osceola Arts on Sunday, October 9th at 6pm.
Actors may be asked to attend callbacks after their audition. Callbacks will be held at Osceola Arts on Wednesday, October 12th. You will receive an email confirmation and additional audition details by Friday, October 7th! Tech Week: Sunday, November 27th – Thursday, December 1st Performances: Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 18th
Orphan Oliver ventures to the Victorian streets of London and joins Fagin and his group of petty pickpockets. After being taken in by Mr. Brownlow, Oliver must dodge Fagin’s henchmen who threaten his chances at finding love and acceptance in this musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic.
Oliver Twist- An orphaned workhouse boy. Bright, innocent, clever, and winning. He has a heroic air about him. Extremely loveable and kind-hearted. Must have an unchanged voice. RP British accent.
Age: 8 to 13
Vocal Part: Soprano (Unchanged Male)
Fagin- A Devious leader of a children’s band of thieves. Runs a training academy for young pickpockets. Cockney accent. A conniving, sly, con-man, yet very personable. He has made a career out of training criminals, obsessed with money. Must have excellent comedic timing and a strong baritone voice. *May be a part of Ensemble in “Food, Gorious, Food”.*
Vocal Part: Baritone
The Artful Dodger- To play 14-17, Cockney accent. Very energetic, highly personable, intelligent and savvy beyond his years. Fagin’s right hand “man”. He is full of life and seems to always be bursting with new ideas and a sense of adventure. A dynamic singer/dancer with youthful energy.
Age: 15 to 25
Vocal Part: Tenor
Bill Sikes- Worked for Fagin as a youth now a feared master criminal. A brutal, harsh, brutish, abusive man that always puts himself first. Cockney accent. Physically imposing and in his prime. Good looking in a rough, weathered sort of way. *May be a part of the ensemble in beginning of Act 1*
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal Part: Bass/Bari
Nancy- When she was younger worked for Fagin. Bill Sikes’ lover. She is devoted to him in spite of their abusive relationship. Takes a liking to Oliver and becomes somewhat of a guardian. Cockney accent. She possesses a drive for life even amongst the darkest circumstances. Pretty, intelligent, longs for a better life. Must have a strong belt to a D. *May be a part of ensemble in beginning of Act 1*
Age: 20 to 25
Voice Part: Mezzo/Alto
Bet/ Charlotte- Bet: Nancy’s closest friend who used to work for Fagin but is now a prostitute. High spirited, energetic, down to earth. Cockney accent. Charlotte: The Sowerberry’s daughter. A flirtatious, promiscuous young girl who is attracted to Noah Claypole. Has no sympathy for Oliver, very self consumed. Cockney accent.
Mr. Bumble- Master of the Workhouse. Cockney accent. A large, pompous and corrupt bureaucrat. *Will also be a part of the ensemble*
Age: 35 to 60
Voice Part: Tenor/Bari
Widow Corney- Mistress of the Workhouse, Cockney accent. Sharp tongued widow. Brazen and corrupt.*Will also be a part of the ensemble*
Age: 40 to 60
Voice Part: Soprano
Mr. Brownlow- RP British accent. Oliver’s grandfather. An upper-middle class gentleman. A kind man of wealth and good-breeding. *Will also be a part of the ensemble*
Age: 45 to 65
Mr. Sowerberry/ Dr. Grimwig - Mr. Sowerberry: The undertaker. He begrudgingly takes Oliver from Mr. Bumble to work in the funeral home as a coffin follower. He is cold and very insensitive. Cockney accent. Dr Grimwig: A doctor. RP British accent. Upper class, friend of Mr. Brownlow.
Vocal Part: Baritone
Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedwin - Mrs. Sowerberry: The undertaker’s wife. More business savvy than her husband. Cockney accent. Mrs. Bedwin: A housekeeper. RP British accent. Works for Mr. Brownlow. Warm personality.
Vocal Part: Soprano
Noah Claypole/Charley Bates- Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice. Charley Bates: A boy in Fagin's establishment. Spoken- Will sing with ensemble.
Age: 16 to 25
Old Sally- Oliver’s nurse at birth. She is kind hearted and has a sense of responsibility for Oliver. *Will also be a part of the ensemble*
Nipper- The smallest child in Fagin’s gang. Cockney accent. Solo in “Consider Yourself”
Workhouse boys, workhouse Governors, street vendors, crowd, Fagin’s Gang, etc.