Musical Theatre West
Long Beach, CA
Minimum - $783/wk
Paul Garman: Executive Dir /Producer
Ryan O'Connell: Musical Director - Oliver
Jamie Rocco: Director - Oliver
Hector Guerrero: Choreographer - Oliver
First AEA rehearsal: 1/21/19
ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Dancers for OLIVER!
Note: All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
The roles of Oliver, Fagin, and The Artful Dodger have been cast.
Age Range 25-35. (Strong Belt) A London prostitute, a very good singing actress. Strong Belt.
Cockney Accent. The abused lover of Bill Sykes, tough, street smart, charismatic, wounded, caring, deep down she is moral, fun-loving and a leader. If singing from the score choose It’s A Fine Life and As Long As He Needs Me.
Age Range 30-45 A brutish murderer, a strong actor who can sing, Cockney Accent. Sykes is cruel, strong, brawny, tough, with charismatic and intense looks. If singing from the score choose My Name.
Age Range 16-20 Nancy’s sidekick, a good signing actress. Cockney Accent. Bet looks up to Nancy, as a sister figure. She is a good listener and her face is telling her story. She watches the story unfold. She enjoys Fagin’s gang. If singing from the score choose I’d Do Anything.
Mr. Bumble (also Ensemble)
Age Range 40-55. (High Tenor) A cruel British Beadle. British accent. He’s greedy, pompous and a corrupt government official. He is a large man who uses his size to intimidate people. Mr. Bumble believes he is a Christian, he is a self-righteous man, who takes himself very seriously, except when he is alone with the Widow Corney. If singing from the score choose Boy For Sale.
Widow Corney (also Ensemble)
Age Range 35-50. (Soprano belt) The domineering Mistress of the workhouse. Cockney accent. She is a large woman with a sharp tongue. Widow Corney is corrupt, cruel, stern, greedy, hypocritically selfish, callous, yet she turns into a buttercup on the lap of Mr. Bumble. If singing from the score choose I Shall Scream.
Mr. Sowerberry (also Ensemble, may play multiple roles)
Age Range 35-50 (Baritone)The undertaker. Cockney accent. Creepy in an Edward Gorey way. He’s stingy, slimy, intense, scary, morbid, tall and slim. He “buys” Oliver from the Bumble to use him as a coffin follower. If singing from the score choose That’s Your Funeral.
Mrs. Sowerberry (also Ensemble, may play multiple roles)
Age Range 35-50 (Soprano) The undertaker’s wife. Cockney accent. A mean, judgmental, bossy, demanding, nagging business woman.
Charlotte (Sowerberry) (also Ensemble)
Age Range 16-21 The Sowerberry’s daughter. Cockney accent. Attracted to Noah, very flirty. She is a rude bully and taunts Oliver.
Noah Claypole (also Ensemble)
Age Range 16-19 The Sowerberrys' pimply apprentice. Cockney accent. He is threatened by Oliver
and bullies him. He flirts with Charlotte who joins him in his nasty, tormenting cruelty. He appears violent and is revealed to be a coward.
Mr. Brownlow (also Ensemble)
Age Range 50-65 British Accent. A refined older gentleman who turns out to be Oliver’s grandfather. He is an honest, noble and intelligent upper-class man.
Mrs. Bedwin (also Ensemble, may play multiple roles)
Age Range 35-55 (soprano)Mr. Brownlow’s housekeeper. British accent. Warm, personable, moral, compassionate and generous.
Dr. Grimwig (also Ensemble, may play multiple roles)
Age Range 40-55 British accent. Upper class, friend of Mr. Brownlow. A cynical curmudgeon who is jaded, pessimistic, good and moral
Old Sally (also Ensemble, may play multiple roles)
Age Range 40-60 A dying old woman pauper who was the nurse during Oliver's birth.
Age Range 20-45 Excellent singing dancers. ALL TYPES WELCOME.
There are some specialty singing roles and many small roles include: policemen, bar-keepers, knife grinder (bass/baritone), strawberry seller (soprano), milk seller (alto), rose seller (mezzo)
ECC rules in effect. In-person sign up begins at 8:00PM on 9/24/18.
Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Monday, September 24, 2018
Please wear dance appropriate attire. Some may be asked to stay and sing.