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Auditions for “Oliver” May 14, 15 & 16 at 6:30 each night at Sioux City Community Theater. Please bring a short vocal selection. Performance dates are July 7-23, 2023. Actors needed ages 9 - adult
Stage age means that the actor can “look” that age. Some roles will be cast gender-blind as
OLIVER TWIST: Stage age 8-10. Vocal range A3/F5
Orphaned and abandoned from an upper-class family, Oliver ends up in the workhouse. He is innocent and good-hearted, with a strong spirit.
ARTFUL DOGER: Stage age 12. Vocal range A3/F5
The cleverest of Fagin pickpockets, he
introduces Fagin to Oliver. He is a good soul in spite of his “occupation.” Dodger is lively and
FAGIN: Stage age 60s. Vocal range Baritone or Tenor B3/Fb5
A conniving career criminal and conman. He takes in homeless children and teaches them to pick pockets for him.
Tip: The actor must have strong ability to convey a man of many dimensions: a leader, a vagrant, a
father, a teacher, a lost soul and an eccentric.
NANCY: Stage age 25-35. Vocal range Alto E3/B4
A graduate of Fagin's “school of thieves” and tragically involved in an abusive relationship with Bill Sikes. She is a career thief, hardened and streetwise beyond her years, but also intelligent, caring and good-hearted. She longs for a better life. A mother figure to Fagin's gang.
BILL SIKES: Stage age 35. Vocal range Bass C#3/C4
Perhaps the most infamous graduate from Fagin's gang. Nancy's brutal and abusive boyfriend.
BET:Stage age 10-15. Vocal range C4/C5
One of Fagin's former pickpockets. Nancy's sister. Bet looks up to Nancy and is caring and good-natured.
MR. BUMBLE: Stage age 40-50. Vocal range Baritone C3/A4
The domineering Beadle (a minor official who carries out various civil, educational or ceremonial duties) who runs the workhouse. Pompous and self-absorbed, greedy and uncaring. He preaches Christian morality, but behaves without compassion towards the paupers in his care.
WIDOW CORNEY: Stage age 40-50. Vocal range Soprano C4/E5
The sharp-tongued, domineering matron of the workhouse. A widow, she will do anything to get Mr. Bumble’s attention.
MR. SOWERBERRY: Stage age 30-40. Vocal range Baritone Bb3/F4
The Undertaker. Lives up to his name. He is stingy and ruled by his wife. Slimy.
MRS. SOWERBERRY: Stage age 30-40. Vocal range Alto or Soprano Bb4/F5
The Undertaker's wife. She rules the roost and is stingy and mean-spirited. Along with her husband, she provides some comic relief.
Tip: Good comedic timing.
MRS. BEDWIN: Stage age 55-60. Vocal range Alto C4/Bb5
The Brownlow's housekeeper. She cares for everything and everyone and is wise and kind-hearted.
CHARLEY BATES: Stage age 10-12, non-singing role
One of Fagin's pickpockets. He is Dodger's sidekick.
Tip: Strong in reacting to scenes.
CHARLOTTE: Stage age 11-13, non-singing role
The rude but also flirtatious daughter of the Sowerberrys.
NOAH CLAYPOLE: Stage age 11-13, non-singing role
The Sowerberrys' apprentice, he bullies Oliver about his mother and enjoys a flirty relationship with Charlotte. A downright bully.
MR. BROWNLOW: Stage age 45-50, non-singing role
A distinguished older gentleman of wealth and breeding.
Tip: The actor must be able to convey authority with gentleness and compassion.
DR. GRIMWIG: Stage age 45-50, non-singing role
A silly doctor who thinks he knows more than he actually does.
OLD SALLY: Stage age 60-80, non-singing role
A frail pauper with an important secret.
MATRON: Stage age 60-70, non-singing role
A friend of Old Sally’s. Works in the Workhouse.
Tip: Must be able to convey concern.
CHAIRMAN AND GOVERNORS: Stage age 30s- 60s All vocal ranges – you will have song
lines in “Oliver” and chorus songs.
WORKHOUSE CHORUS: Stage age 8-10 Orphans, abandoned children and pickpockets.
Some will double as Town’s kids.
FAGIN’S KIDS CHORUS: Stage age 10-13 Orphans, abandoned children and pickpockets.
TOWNSPEOPLE CHORUSES: POSH (Upper Class) and COCKNEY (Lower Class) Stage age
16 and up, all vocal ranges Workhouse assistants, street vendors, townspeople, merchants,
bar keepers, pub patrons, policemen, night watchman. Some individual lines. Singing and
dancing in ensemble numbers. “Who Will Buy” featured Soloists THE ROSE SELLER (mezzo - D3/C5)
STRAWBERRY SELLER (soprano - Eb4/Eb5) MILK MAID (soprano - Eb4/F5)
KNIFE GRINDER (baritone -Bb3/C4)