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Seeking strong singers and actors to originate leading, featured, and ensemble roles in this exciting new production!
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver's chances of discovering the true love of a family.
We are looking for performers ages 6-18 to help us workshop this updated script and score over a brief 3-week rehearsal process culminating in a full production running December 14-18
Auditions will be held via video submission for performers ages 6-18.
Performers will be asked to submit a video of a 16-32 bar cut in the style of the show.
An in-person callback will be held on Sunday, October 9 at The Summit Playhouse for those being considered for roles.
Due to the intense nature of this process, very few conflicts will be accepted. Rehearsal times will be determined based on cast availability. Not all cast members will be called for the entirety of each rehearsal.
Rehearsals will run Saturday, November 26-Friday, December 9
Tech/Dress rehearsals will run Saturday, December 10-Tuesday, December 13
Performances will run Wednesday, December 14-Sunday, December 18.
Weekday rehearsals will be scheduled between the hours of 4:00-9:00.
Weekend rehearsals will be scheduled between the hours of 10:00-9:00.
We do not expect to rehearse for the full amount of time each day and there will likely be a few days off, especially during the first week.