Saturday, Nov. 23rd 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sun., November 24th 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 24th 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Mon., November 25th 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27th 7:00 p.m
May 2-10, 2014
Studio A at the PTG Guildhall, 364 Rogers St, Peterborough, ON
Enter the Guildhall through the backdoor nearing the parking lot.
Charles Dickens' beloved tale of Oliver Twist set in the slums of London in the early 1800's is one of his most heartwarming stories and features not only the young and innocent child, Oliver, but other such famous fictional characters as Fagin, Nancy, the Artful Dodger, Bill Sykes, Mr. Bumble and a motley crew of orphans and street urchins, all of whom will make you laugh and cry and want to sing along to the well-known songs "I'd Do Anything", “Who Will Buy”, "Consider Yourself","Oom-pah pah”, "Pick a Pocket or Two", "As Long as He Needs Me" and more.
Fagin - male age 30+ - Comic villainous old character
Nancy - female age 18-30 - Strong character, beautiful, raunchy with excellent voice and dance experience
Bet - female age 20-25 - Nancy's friend and sidekick
Bill Sykes - male age 25-40 - Villain in his prime
Mr. Bumble - male age 40+ - Strong character, The Beadle
Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry - ages 40-60 - The Undertakers, strong comic characters
Charlotte - age 15-18 - The Sowerberrys’ sluttish daughter
The Widow Corney - age 30-50 - Sharp-tongued comic character
The Artful Dodger - age 10+ - Comic character with cockney accent
Oliver - age 10+ - Lead role must have experience in singing, acting and dance
Noah Claypole - age 18+ - Young lout working for the undertaker
Mr. Brownlow - age 60+ - Old gentleman of wealth and breeding
Mrs. Bedwin - age 40+ - Kindly housekeeper to Mr. Brownlow
Mr. Grimwig - age 50+ - The doctor, comic and dithering
Old Sally - age 60+ - Old pauper cameo role
Chorus - all ages and sizes, male and female, with a few cameo roles.
All those auditioning for roles must have a strong singing voice and experience in dance and all characters must be prepared to learn English accents.
The directing team of Oliver suggests that those wishing to audition come prepared with a piece of music from the show. For Fagin’s gang we are hoping to attract boys and girls from ages 8-16. Those with singing, dance and/or gymnastics experience will have an advantage!! Looking forward to seeing all you talented people there.