In this award-winning adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. When Oliver’s intended mark, Mr. Brownlow takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin’s henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
Casting and Rehearsal / Performance Schedule Summer 2017
Director: Melanie Frei Musical Director: Amanda Schmock
Theatre Audience Rating PG-13
Auditions at ACT
Monday, April 17 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 18 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Thursday, April 20 6:30 – 8:30 pm
All children auditioning will need a parent to sign a parent permission slip and agreement for rehearsal schedule times.
Audition Results – Tuesday, April 25 posted on door of ACT at 3:30 pm and online at Facebook
Cast Read-through Thursday, April 27 5—8 pm at ACT
Scripts distributed to those getting parts.
Cast is expected to learn lines for opening rehearsal.
Beginning Monday, June 5, every Monday through Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Three Saturday rehearsals 9:00-noon June 10, 17, 24
Completely Off Book Saturday, June 24 (will adjust the 17th time for Jesse Parker Race)
4th of July Holiday Schedule
Saturday-Thursday, July 1-6 Over the holiday time, individual / group rehearsals will be called according to cast availability.
NO rehearsal Tuesday, July 11— Kids From Wisconsin at Tomah High School
Sunday, July 16 (2-5pm)
Monday, July 17
Tuesday, July 18 (final dress rehearsal)
Thursday, July 20 7:30 pm
Friday, July 21 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 23 2:00 pm
Oliver orphan about 11 years old
Orphan boys in the Parish Workhouse 18-20 boys / girls dressed as boys
The Artful Dodger Fagin’s brightest “pupil”— an undersized 16 year old
Pickpocket boys in training 10 boys / girls dressed as boys
Fagin (baritone) an elderly receiver (“fence”) who runs training for young pickpockets
Nancy (alto) young woman, “trained” with Fagin, works at an ale house and lives with Bill Sykes. Nancy is murdered by Bill Sykes.
Bill Sykes (baritone) a villain in his prime
Mr. Bumble (tenor) a large, pompous “Beadle” (a minor officer) of the workhouse
Widow Corney (soprano) a sharp-tongued, domineering widow
Five additional women parts
Four additional men parts “Company”
10 people wanted: Workhouse Assistants, Bow Street Runners, Street Vendors, Crowd in the “Three Cripples” public (ale) house and the street scene (May do multiple roles)