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Open Call:
OLIVER!

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the 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.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

About the Show:
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 that 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.

The Creative Team for Oliver! is seeking a cast of all ages for this musical. British accent is a plus [POSH (Upper Class), COCKNEY (Lower Class).  

 

When: 

  • Saturday, May 7th

    • Children Auditions: 10AM-12PM

    • Adult Auditions: 12:30PM-2:30PM

  • Sunday, May 8th

    • Children Auditions: 1PM-3PM

    • Adult Auditions: 3:30PM-5:30PM


Performances: 

  • Weekends July 23 - August 28

 

Where: 

  • 24242 Main Street in the White Building Studio at the Canyon Theatre Guild

 

What to Prepare: 

  • Please come prepared to sing 16 bars (around 1 minute) of a Broadway Style song. Please bring accompaniment - no acapella. Bluetooth/Aux/Dongle will be available. 

  • Be prepared for a possible cold read from the script.

  • See character breakdown for information on available roles.

  • All races/ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
     

Roles: 

Oliver Twist

  • A workhouse boy about 11 years of age. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 8 to 12

  • Vocal Range: A3/F5

Fagin

  • An elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 50 to 70

  • Vocal Range: Baritone or Tenor B3/Fb5

The Artful Dodger

  • Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 14 to 18

  • Vocal Range: A3/F5

Bill Sikes

  • A villian in his prime. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 30 to 45

  • Vocal Range: Bass C#3/C4

Nancy

  • 23 years old - a graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's doxy. 

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: able to play 20 to 25

  • Vocal Range: Alto E3/B4

Bet

  • A 15 year old lass in Fagin's establishment - idolises Nancy. 

  • Age: able to play 14 to 18

  • Vocal Range: C4/C5

Mr. Bumble

  • A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 35 to 60

  • Vocal Range: Baritone C3/A4

Mrs. Corney

  • A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the Workhouse Mistress. 

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: able to play 40 to 55

  • Vocal Range: Soprano C4/E5

Mr. Sowerberry

  • The Undertaker.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 45 to 60

  • Vocal Range: Baritone Bb3/F4

Mrs. Sowerberry

  • Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: able to play 45 to 60

  • Vocal Range: Alto/Soprano Bb4/F5
     

** The following Roles are non-singing roles, as far as the character is concerned, but you will be singing chorus/ensemble at times.  All Vocal Ranges. **

Mr. Brownlow

  • An old gentleman of wealth and breeding. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 55 to 70

Charlotte

  • The Sowerberry's sluttish young daughter. 

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: able to play 18 to 25

Noah Claypole

  • Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 18 to 25

Mr. Grimwig

  • A Doctor. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 30 to 50

Mrs. Bedwin

  • The Brownlow's Housekeeper. 

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: able to play 45 to 60

Old Sally

  • A Pauper. 

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: able to play 50 to 70

Charley Bates

  • A boy in Fagin's establishment. 

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: able to play 10 to 18

Ensemble

  • Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow streetrunners, street vendors and crowd, etc. 

  • Gender: Any

  • Age: Any 

 

ALL ACTORS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

 

For more information, please call the director Eduardo Arteaga at (760) 960-5298 or email him at edartemoreno@gmail.com