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Dance Opportunities for Kids in "Oliver" Production

Manchester, NH, United States
ID: 570681Exp: 7/22/2024
Description:

Auditions for the upcoming professional production of "Oliver" are open for performers in grades 2 through 12. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Additional info: Seeking young actors, singers, and dancers to bring this timeless story to life on stage. The production is scheduled to run for four weekends, from September 6th to September 29th, 2024. To accommodate the demanding performance schedule, multiple casts will be utilized. Detailed scheduling information will be provided during auditions. Prospective performers are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes early to complete the necessary paperwork. Each audition slot will last for one hour, during which participants will learn a dance routine and be asked to perform a short section of a song of their choice (musical theatre or Disney songs preferred) a cappella. Please note that there is a production fee applies for cast members. See the attachment for details. When applying, please email July 9th, and Tuesday, July 23rd, with slots available at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm on both days with the performer’s name, age, and preferred audition time.

43 roles

Mr. BumbleMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a good actor and decent singer who reads as older onstage and makes a good team with Widow Corney. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Widow CorneyFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a good actor and singer who works well with Mr. Bumble. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Oliver TwistMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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! Ideally, Oliver should read as younger onstage, but a great singer with a strong stage presence is more important. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. SowerberryMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. He does not sing a solo but should be an actor that pairs well with Mrs. Sowerberry.

Mrs. SowerberryFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast an actor who pairs well with Mr. Sowerberry.

CharlotteFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlotte works for the Sowerberrys. She is kinder to Oliver than the others in the Sowerberry home, but not by much. Charlotte has a few lines but does not sing, so feel free to cast a performer new to the stage in this role.

Noah ClaypoleMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Noah Claypole works for the Sowerberrys. He is a mean, nasty person who insults Oliver’s mother on purpose to upset him. Noah should read as older onstage than Oliver and have good stage presence. He does not have to sing.

Artful DodgerMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a great singer and actor who exudes charm and commands the stage. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

FaginMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a charismatic actor with a robust voice who can portray Fagin’s nuanced charm. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Charlie BatesMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlie Bates is one of Fagin’s child-thieves. He is a great admirer of the Artful Dodger and an accomplished pocket-picker. Cast a good actor and singer in this fun role. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: G4

NipperBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Nipper is the smallest member of Fagin’s gang. He has a small solo but no lines so cast an actor of a smaller stature who can sing in this role. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A3

CaptainBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The CAPTAIN and HANDWALKER are children in Fagin’s gang. They each have small solos, so make sure these actors are comfortable singing onstage. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: B3

HandwalkerMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The CAPTAIN and HANDWALKER are children in Fagin’s gang. They each have small solos, so make sure these actors are comfortable singing onstage. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: D4

NancyFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a fantastic actress and great singer in this dynamic role. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3

BetFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a reliable singer and dancer who pairs well with Nancy. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. BrownlowMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mr. Brownlow is a sweet man who takes Oliver in, even after Oliver has picked his pocket. Oliver is familiar to Mr. Brownlow immediately, even though he has no idea that Oliver is his grandchild. Mr. Brownlow doesn’t have any solos, so he does not have to be a singer. This role is perfect for a strong, caring actor.

Bill SikesMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. Cast a terrific actor and consistent singer who can lean into this character’s menacing presence. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: B2

ChairmanMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Chairman is a small featured role in the Three Cripples Public House. His few lines are crucial to the storytelling, so be sure to cast an actor in this role who has solid diction and can project.

Mrs. BedwinFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mrs. Bedwin is Mr. Brownlow’s kindhearted housekeeper. This is a lovely featured role for a singer and actor who reads as older onstage. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: C4

MilkmaidFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part. Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Eb4

Strawberry SellerBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Eb4

Knife GrinderMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part. Vocal range top: G3 Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Rose SellerFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part. Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Dr. GrimwigMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Dr. Grimwig is a featured acting role. He is extremely intelligent but a bit pessimistic, especially compared to Mr. Brownlow. Cast a character actor who will enjoy playing an older character onstage in this non-singing role.

Old SallyFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

OLD SALLY and the MATRON confirm that Oliver is Agnes’s son, and therefore Mr. Brownlow’s grandson. These featured roles do not have solos, so they are perfect for actors who can deliver their important lines clearly.

MatronFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

OLD SALLY and the MATRON confirm that Oliver is Agnes’s son, and therefore Mr. Brownlow’s grandson. These featured roles do not have solos, so they are perfect for actors who can deliver their important lines clearly.

CHILDRENBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

WORKHOUSE GOVERNORSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

SERVANTSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

MAIDFemale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

DELIVERY PERSONBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

PAUPER ASSISTANTSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

PEOPLE IN THE CITYBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

FAGIN’S GANGBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

POLICEMANMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

CUSTOMERS at the Three Cripples Public HouseBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

STREET SELLERSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

MARKET SELLERSBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

CROWD in the Town squareBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

PEOPLEBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

POLICE at London BridgeBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

LAMPLIGHTERMale7-18 y.o.All ethnicities

FIRST RUNNERBoth genders7-18 y.o.All ethnicities