Oliver! Auditions

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The artistic team is looking to cast up to 35 men, women and children to portray the following roles in the Noosa Arts Theatre production of Oliver!

This production will be staged from April 6 - 23, 2017.  Please note that these dates include the school holidays and Easter and all cast must be available.

Audition Times - by appointment only
Friday, October 28, 6pm – 10pm Adult auditions only
Saturday, November 5, 12pm – 5pm General Children’s audition
Saturday, November 12 , 12pm – 5pm Call back auditions

Auditionees will be allocated a 10min timeslot.  Please call Margaret Courtney on 5470 2510 AFTER OCTOBER 2 to make a booking.  Do not call the theatre.  All auditionees will be required to sing the audition song to the theatre’s piano accompaniment. 

****You must be at least 8 years old by the audition date to audition for this show****

The Oliver! team will be utilizing a "Closed Audition" format.  This means that only the Production Team will be present during the audition process.  Un-authorised spectators, parents, or guardians will not be allowed to watch the audition process.  The Oliver! Production team will not offer feedback on individual audition results.

Production Team
Director Neil Pattenden
Co-Director Jo Hendrie 
Production Secretary Margaret Courtney 
Pianist/Repetiteur Margaret Jorgensen 
Please contact Margaret Courtney on 5470 2510 with any questions or for additional information.

Audition Songs
Please Note: Auditionees will be expected to sing extracts (not all the song) of the relevant song as provided on this website. You will also be expected to read some of the script as provided. 

Music Clips - will be available to download from this site within the next week.  Please check back in again.

All children, regardless of the role, will sing "Food, Glorious Food" at the Saturday, November 5 audition.
All children called back on Saturday, November 12 for the role of Oliver will sing "Where is Love"
All children called back on Saturday, November 12 for the role of the Artful Dodger will sing "Consider Yourself"
Nancy - "As Long As He Needs Me"
Widow Corney - "I Shall Scream"
All other Female Adult Roles - "Consider Yourself”
Fagin - "Reviewing the Situation"
Mr. Bumble - "Boy for Sale"
Bill Sykes - "My Name”
All other Male Adult Roles - "Consider Yourself”

A note about stage ages: Your stage age is NOT your chronological age, but the age you appear on the stage.  For example you may be 20 years old, but appear to be 14 or 15 years old on stage.
A note on vocal ranges: C3 is middle C
A note about accents: The roles of Oliver, Mr. Brownlow, Dr. Grimwig, and Mrs. Bedwin will speak with a (posh) British accent.  All other roles will speak with a Cockney accent.  Auditionees may be asked to speak with a British or Cockney accent or both.

Roles

  • Oliver Twist.  Stage Age 10 —13.  Vocal Range A2 to G4.  Orphaned and abandoned from an upper class family, Oliver ends up in the workhouse.  He is innocent and good­hearted, with a strong spirit.  NOTE The role of Oliver may be played by a male or female.  You must be willing to cut and/or color your hair in a traditional boy's cut to be considered for this role.
  • The Artful Dodger.  Stage Age 15-18.  Vocal Range A2 to D4.  A petty thief and Fagin's brightest pupil. He is small for his age, but older than his years.  He is a good soul in spite of his "occupation".  Dodger is lively and self-assured.
  • Fagin.  Stage Age 40 — 60.  Vocal Range Baritone or Tenor C2 to F3.  Runs a training academy for young pickpockets. An aging petty thief who's feeling remorse for his life of crime.  He is a father figure to his street urchin pupils.  A dark comical role.
  • Nancy.  Stage Age 25-35.  Vocal Range Alto F2-E4.  A graduate of Fagin's "academy" and tragically involved with Bill Sykes.  She is tough and street smart, but also caring and good-hearted.  A mother figure to Fagin's gang.
  • Bill Sykes.  Stage Age 30 — 55.  Vocal Range Bass Al to D3.  Perhaps the most infamous graduate from Fagin's gang.  Bill is a petty thief gone bad.  Nancy's love interest.
  • Mr. Bumble.  Stage Age 45-60.  Vocal Range Tenor C2 to A3.  The Beadle who runs the workhouse.  Pompous and self-absorbed, greedy and uncaring.
  • Widow Corny.  Stage Age 40-55.  Vocal Range Soprano C3 to G4.  The workhouse Mistress. She is a sharp-tongued, domineering widow. A comical role.
  • Mr. Sowerberry.  Stage Age 40-70.  Vocal Range Baritone C2 to E3.  The Undertaker. Lives up to his name.  He is stingy and ruled by his wife.  Good comedic timing will be an asset.
  • Mrs. Sowerberry.  Stage Age 40-65.  Vocal Range Alto or Soprano C3 to G4.  The Undertaker's wife.  She rules the roost and is stingy and mean-spirited.  Along with her husband, provides some comic relief.
  • Charlotte.  Stage Age 15-18.  The Sowerberry's daughter.  Lower class and a major flirt.
  • Noah Claypole.  Stage Age 15-18.  The Undertaker's apprentice.  A low class bully.
  • Mr. Brownlow.  Stage Age 50-70.  A distinguished older gentleman of wealth and breeding.
  • Mrs. Bedwin.  Stage Age 45-70.  Vocal Range Alto C3 to B3.  The Brownlow's housekeeper.  Cares for everything and everyone.  Wise and kind-hearted.
  • Dr. Grimwig.  Stage Age 40-70.  A silly doctor who thinks he knows more than he actually does.
  • Old Sally.  Stage age 60-100.  A pauper with an important secret.
  • Bet.  Stage Age 15-18.  Vocal Range Soprano A2 to E4.  Nancy's sidekick in Fagin's establishment.  Looks up to Nancy and is caring and good-natured.
  • Workhouse Boys and Girls and Fagin's Gang (Double Roles).  Stage Age8-15.  Vocal Range Workhouse Boys B2 to A4.  Vocal Range Fagin's Gang C3 to B4 (will consider C2 to B3 but a higher range is preferred)
  • Abandoned children and pickpockets. Workhouse Boys and Girls (orphans) and Fagin's Gang may be played by males or females, but will act as boy characters. Some Workhouse Boys and Girls will double as Towns kids.
  • Ensemble.  Stage Age 16 and up.  All vocal ranges
  • Workhouse Assistants, Townspeople, Bow Street Runners, Hussar, Night Watchman.  Some individual lines.  Singing and dancing in ensemble numbers.

Please Note where possible all minor roles will double as townspeople as long as their principal role is not compromised.

Rehearsal & Performance Dates

All cast get-together

  • Tuesday, November 29 @ 6.30pm - hand out scripts, CDs, rehearsal schedules, etc

Rehearsals
Some cast

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6.30pm starting Tuesday, January 3

All cast

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays commencing January 24 @ 6.30pm
  • Sundays, commencing January 29 from 10am-4pm

Performances
April 2017 -  including school holidays and Easter

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 3rd

4th

 5th

FDR

7:30pm

6th

Preview

7:30pm

7th

Opening

7:30pm

8th

Matinee

2pm

9th

Matinee

2pm

 10th

11th

12th

Evening

7:30pm

13th

Evening

7:30pm

14th

Evening

7:30pm

Good Friday

 15th

 Matinee

2pm

 16th

Matinee

2pm

Easter Sunday

17th

18th

19th

Evening

7:30pm

20th

Evening

7:30pm 

 21st

Evening

7:30pm 

22nd

Evening

7:30pm

23rd

Matinee

2pm

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