The Second Street Players and Directors Steven Haber and Melissa Brenner are seeking performers ages 8 and older for various roles in “Oliver!,” the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” with auditions set for 7 p.m. March 29 and 30 at the Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford.
In “Oliver!,” nine-year-old Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by Fagin and his troupe of trained pickpockets, including the Artful Dodger. Oliver is caught on his first outing, and his intended victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes pity on him and offers him a home. Fagin’s violent associate, Bill Sykes, schemes along with his girlfriend, Nancy, to get Oliver back into the fold. Nancy needs to balance her loyalty to Bill with her affection from Oliver. From there, we learn the secrets of Oliver’s origin.
The directors request auditionees arrive on time, as auditions will take place in groups. Individuals should be prepared to move and have an appropriate song prepared to sing either a capella or with CD accompaniment. Performance dates will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, July 10 through 26.
A complete list of characters and descriptions is available at bit.ly/3311EaZ.
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