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Singing Opportunities for a Stage Play "Oliver Jr."

Rosemont, ON, Canada
ID: 571255Exp: 8/10/2024
Description:

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Directors are seeking singers ages 5-18 for "Oliver Jr." musical. More details are below. Additional information: Rehearsals will start in September, Thursday, Friday 6-9pm and Sundays 1-6pm. You may not be called for all three days for our variety show. Show dates are November 29th,30th & Dec 1st for Page to Stage, and December 6th,7th & 8th for Oliver Jr. Please prepare a one minute monologue with British accent) and a musical theatre song. (If you are auditioning for a lead role you will need to sing that characters song from the show with accent also). If you're interested, please apply.

40 roles

Mr. BumbleMale5-18 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 CorneyFemale5-18 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 TwistMale5-18 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. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Mr. SowerberryMale5-18 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. SowerberryFemale5-18 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.

CharlotteFemale5-18 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 ClaypoleMale5-18 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 DodgerMale5-18 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.

FaginMale5-18 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 BatesMale5-18 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 genders5-18 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 genders5-18 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.

HandwalkerBoth genders5-18 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.

NancyFemale5-18 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.

BetFemale5-18 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. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. BrownlowMale5-18 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 SikesMale5-18 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.

ChairmanMale5-18 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. BedwinFemale5-18 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.

MilkmaidFemale5-18 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 SellerFemale5-18 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 GrinderMale5-18 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 SellerFemale5-18 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. GrimwigMale5-18 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 SallyFemale5-18 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.

MatronFemale5-18 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.

CHILDREN (including CHILD)Both genders5-8 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

WORKHOUSE GOVERNORSBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

SERVANTSBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

MAIDBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

DELIVERY PERSONBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

PAUPER ASSISTANTSBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

PEOPLE IN THE CITY (including PASSING MAN)Both genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

FAGIN’S GANGBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

POLICEMANMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

CUSTOMERS at the Three Cripples Public HouseBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

STREET SELLERSBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

MARKET SELLERSBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

CROWD in the Town squareBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble. Including FIRST WOMAN, SECOND WOMAN, THIRD WOMAN and FIRST MAN.

PEOPLE and POLICE at London BridgeBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble. Including LAMPLIGHTER, FIRST RUNNER, POLICE 1, POLICE 2.