Directed by Ted Watts Jr. and Anne Conti

WHEN & WHERE

 

Audition Date & Time

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    • CHILDREN (ages 6-18) - arrive by 7:00pm​

    • ADULTS - arrive by 8:00pm
       

  • Callback* Date & Time 

    • Thursday, September 8, 2022 – 7:00pm (invite only)

    • *Not being invited to callbacks does not mean you won’t be cast. 
       

If you are unable to attend day of auditions but would like to audition, please email jkemp@theacademytheatre.org.

Audition Location

WHAT TO PREPARE

Music 

  • ADULTS

    • 40-60 seconds of a Broadway style song of your choice

      • Songs from Oliver! are permitted. ​

    • Must have accompaniment (either piano or karaoke track)

    • Pianist will be provided.

    • Speaker will be provided for phone/device.
       

  • ***CHILDREN​ (ALL children auditioning for Oliver/Artful Dodger/Workhouse/Fagin KIDS)

There is no need to prepare a monologue or dance routine. We will have sides to cold-read.
 

Dance

  • Dance auditions will take place at the beginning of callbacks.
     

CHARACTER LIST

 

Principal Roles

 

Oliver Twist:

An orphan workhouse boy (girls will be eligible), age range 8-13, singer (smooth boyish soprano)/actor. British (not cockney) accent, bright and innocent. This character is in approximately 80% of the scenes; parents should note he/she will be required at rehearsal more than any other person in the show.

 

Artful Dodger:

A street kid, age range 13-18, singer/actor. Cockney accent. Very energetic, highly personable, intelligent and savvy beyond his years, Fagin’s right hand “man”.

 

Fagin:

Middle aged leader of a children’s band of thieves, age range 35- 50s, singer/actor. Cockney accent. Described as devious, a user, sly fox, con man, very personable.

 

Nancy:

When she was younger worked for Fagin, now a “barmaid” at the Three Cripples Bar, age range 20-30s, singer (good belt)/actress should have decent movement skills. Cockney accent. She lives with and loves Bill Sykes, pretty, intelligent, longs for a better life.

 

Bill Sykes:

Also worked for Fagin as a youth now a feared master criminal, age range 20-30s actor/singer (baritone). Cockney accent. Good looking in a rough sort of way, sociopath, a killer who only looks out for himself.

 

Mr. Bumble:

The Master of the Workhouse, age range 35-55, singer (high tenor)/actor. Cockney accent. A large, pompous and corrupt bureaucrat.

 

Widow Corney:

The Mistress of the Workhouse, age range 30-50, singer (soprano belt)/ actress. Cockney accent. Sharp tongued widow, also corrupt.

 

Bet:

Nancy’s friend, may also have worked for Fagin, age range 16-25, singer/actress should move well. Cockney accent. She idolizes Nancy.

 

Other Roles

 

Mr. Sowerberry:

The undertaker, age range 30-45, actor/singer (baritone). Cockney accent. Kind of creepy, “buy” Oliver from Bumble to work in the funeral home as a coffin follower, may be an alcoholic.

 

Mrs. Sowerberry:

The undertaker’s wife, age range 30-45, actress/singer (mezzo). Cockney accent. More business savvy than her husband.

 

Noah Claypole:

Undertaker’s apprentice, age range 18-25, actor. Cockney accent. May have also come from Workhouse. Feels threatened by, dislikes and torments Oliver.

 

Charlotte:

Sowerberry’s daughter, age range 16-21, actress. Cockney accent. Attracted to Noah, kind of flirty.

 

Mr. Brownlow:

Older gentleman, age range 40-60, actor/singer. British (not cockney) accent. Kind upper class gentleman, Oliver’s grandfather.

 

Dr. Grimwig:

A doctor, age range 35-55, actor. British (not cockney) accent. Upper class, friend of Mr. Brownlow.

 

Mrs. Bedwin:

A housekeeper, age range 35-55. British (not cockney) accent. Works for Mr. Brownlow. Warm personality.

 

Workhouse & Fagin KIDS:

Age ranges 6-18, will cast boys AND girls. We are looking for boys and girls who are bright and personable!

Townspeople: POSH (Upper Class) and COCKNEY (Lower Class) Stage age 18 and up, all vocal ranges. Workhouse assistants, street vendors, townspeople, merchants, bar keepers, pub patrons, policemen, night watchman. Some individual lines. Singing and dancing in ensemble numbers.

CREW & VOLUNTEERS

Not a fan of the spotlight, but still want to be involved? We need volunteers for everything from hair and make-up to crew and lights. Send an email to jkemp@theacademytheatre.org

 

 

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00pm

Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:00pm

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:00pm

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 2:00pm

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