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 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. (from www.mtishows.com)

Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre understands the uncertainty that the COVID-19 virus has brought to not only the community at large, but events and gatherings such as theatre rehearsals and performances. With that uncertainty in mind, we have decided to postpone our 2020 production and try again in 2021. We were excited to present this musical, and we'll be even more excited to do it next year! Bookmark our website to stay up-to-date with news and updates.

Please see below for OLIVER! roles. More Information and a link to audition instructions and forms will be added next spring.

All Roles Available

Oliver Twist, a workhouse boy about 11 years of age. Age: 8 to 12
Fagin, an elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets. Age: 50 to 70
The Artful Dodger, Fagin's brightest pupil.  Age: 14 to 18
Bill Sykes, a villian in his prime. Age: 30 to 45
Nancy, a graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's doxy. Age: 25 to 45
Bet, a lass in Fagin's establishment - idolises Nancy. Age: 14 to 18
Mr. Bumble, a large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. Age: 35 to 60
Widow Corney, the sharp-tongued Workhouse Mistress. Age: 40 to 55
Mr. Brownlow, an old gentleman of wealth and breeding. Age: 55 to 70
Mr. Sowerberry, the Undertaker. Age: 45 to 60
Mrs. Sowerberry, Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer. Age: 45 to 60
Charlotte, the Sowerberry's outgoing young daughter. Age: 18 to 25
Noah Claypole, Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice. Age: 18 to 25
Mr. Grimwig, a Doctor. Age: 30 to 50
Mrs. Bedwin, Brownlow's Housekeeper. Age: 45 to 60
Old Sally, a Pauper. Age: 50 to 70
Charley Bates, a boy in Fagin's establishment. Age: 10 to 18
Ensemble of workhouse kids, pick-pocketing kids, bow street runners, street vendors...

from 1968 movie OLIVER!

Please use the MN Playlist button below for a link to view all of the OLIVER! roles as well as information, instructions and links to audition forms.

View all of the OLIVER! roles on laptop and iPads. More Information and a link to audition instructions and forms will be added next spring. Tell your friends. We'll need lots of child actors!

Scenic Builders/Painters 

A theater set provides the setting, style and tone for the production. Building the set is a labor-intensive effort, and we can always use help.

Musicians

Though the music and instrumentation changes year-to-year for any given show, we always need skilled musicians. Let us know that you're out there and ready to join the pit!

Costumers/Wardrobe

Costumes establish the time period of the show as well as the director's vision for each of the characters. Consider helping us bring them to life on the stage!

Techs (Lighting/Sound)

Lighting is integral to the look, feel and style of the production, and Sound/Audio is especially critical for musicals. We need your tech skills!

Quinn F. Masterson

DIRECTOR

Past experience includes The Guthrie Theatre, Theatre Coup d'Etat and the Old Globe in San Diego. He's most recently directed a number of productions at Park High School in Cottage Grove. His latest production, Little Shop of Horrors, was recognized with 24 awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight Education program.

Eric Heltemes

MUSIC DIRECTOR 

Currently a college student, accompanist, and music director, his past productions include IGHCT's Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret; Simley High School's Anything Goes; TASU's Spring Awakening and Violet; Southwest Summer Theatre's Urinetown; SW High School Footlight's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Once Upon A Mattress; Cedar Summerstock - Broadway Review; and many more.

Jennifer Dellwo

CHOREOGRAPHER

Jennifer has been teaching and doing choreography for the last 25 years. Besides studying with St. Paul City Ballet and Andahazy, she's worked in many genres of dance, with her specialties including Ballet and Jazz. Currently, she is a co-owner of The Dance Center in West St. Paul, where she is the Ballet Artistic Director and instructs and oversees all choreography. This is her third season as Choreographer for IGHCT.

Adam Oster

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Adam attended the University of 

Wisconsin, River Falls and studied Technical Theater. He is currently the Tech Director at Park High School in Cottage Grove, and has been for the past 10 years. Adam provides lighting and set design work for Julianne's Dance Center in South St. Paul, and has also worked with Hastings' Back Dirt Theater as well as Woodbury Community Theater. This is Adam's third season as Technical Director for IGHCT.

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