"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 carry that excitement forward into 2021! Bookmark our website to stay up-to-date with news and updates.
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!
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!
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