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Auditions have begun for the 2016-2017 season.
Pioneer Theatre Company
Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart
Pioneer Theatre Company will produce Oliver!, the musical classic written and scored by Lionel Bart. PTC’s production will be in our traditional holiday slot.
Adult auditions will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016, by invitation only.
Children’s auditions will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Callbacks are by invitation only; call back dates will be announced by August 5, 2016.
All auditions will be held in Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. Each audition slot is three minutes. Please prepared a traditional musical theatre selection that shows your vocal range. A headshot and resume are recommended.
All adult roles are available. All children’s roles are available to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. Auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on August 5, 2016. The sign-up sheet will be available from 9:00 AM- to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, beginning on the 5th.
Rehearsal dates for the production are November 7 – December 1, 2016; performance dates are December 2 through December 17, 2016.
Artistic Director Karen Azenberg will direct and choreograph this production. Tom Griffin is musical directing.
Cast Break Down
All characters speak with English or Cockney accents. Roles not listed here will be cast from the ensemble.
Oliver – An orphaned workhouse boy. Sweet and innocent, strong acting and singing skills. Must sing soprano. Age 9-12. Vocal range A3-Ab5.
Artful Dodger – Fagin’s favorite, he is a skilled pickpocket and befriends Oliver. Charming and energetic. Must be a good actor, singer and mover. Age 13-17, not taller than 5’5″. Vocal range A3-F5.
Fagin – Miserly leader of the pickpocket gang. A thief and fence, his charm masks a paranoid and selfish soul. Strong character actor and singer. Age range 45-65. Vocal range bari-tenor A2-F4.
Nancy – A prostitute and former pickpocket, she is in love with the abusive Bill Sykes and has a heart of gold. Strong actress and singer. Age range 30-40. Vocal range mezzo F3-D5.
Bill Sykes – A thief, he is mean and heartless. Strikes fear in anyone he meets. Very strong actor and singer. Age range 35-50. Vocal range baritone G2-D4.
Mr. Bumble – The overseer of the workhouse. Pompous and self righteous. A big man, in girth and ego. Strong singer. Age range 40-60. Vocal range bari-tenor D3-A4.
Widow Corney – Works with Mr. Bumble at the workhouse. A bit of an old maid who desperately wants to be a Mrs. Strong soprano with good comic sense. Age 40-50. Vocal range soprano or mezzo Db4-Ab5.
Mr. Sowerberry – A sour and unhappy undertaker. Will also be in the ensemble. Age 40-60. Vocal range baritone C3-F4.
Mrs. Sowerberry – The sour and unhappy wife of the sour and unhappy undertaker. Will also be in the ensemble. Age range 35-55. Vocal range alto or soprano C4-F5.
Mr. Brownlow – Oliver’s grandfather, a kindly gentleman. Good actor, age range 50-75. Non singing role.
Bet – Nancy’s friend, another former pickpocket graduating to bigger but possibly not better things. Sweet and not innocent. Age 14-17. Vocal range soprano or mezzo Ab3-E5.
Mrs. Bedwin – housekeeper for Mr. Brownlow, kindly. Will also be in the ensemble. Age 40-60. Vocal range soprano or mezzo C4-B4.