ON STAGE  THEATRICAL  PRODUCTIONS  WILL  PROUDLY PRESENT OLIVER  TWIST  MAY 24-28 2023

Please Note: If children receive a lead part they will need to attend
EXTRA rehearsals
THURSDAY 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
(This is in addition to their regular classes)

CAST 2023

Halloween 2022 

Halloween Spooktacular

Oliver
Artful Dodger
Nancy
Fagan
Bill Sikes
Mrs. Bumble
Work House children

Widow Corney

Bet

Mr. Brownlow

Mr. Sowerberry

Mrs. Sowerberry

Noah Claypole

Mrs. Bedwin

Mrs. Bedwin

Dr. Grimwig

Old Sally

Charlotte

Fagin's Gang

 

Mrs. Bumble

Mrs. Bumble runs the workhouse where Oliver finds himself in the beginning of the show. He is cold, cruel, and he doesn’t care one bit about the boys in his workhouse. Cast a good actor and decent singer who reads as older onstage and makes a good team with Widow Corney.

Widow Corney

Widow Corney runs the workhouse along with Mrs. Bumble. She is cold and calculating, like Mrs. Bumble, and only cares that the work gets done and puts money in her pocket. Cast a good actor and singer who works well with Mr. Bumble.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is the 11-year-old orphan around which the whole plot of the show revolves. Oliver is intelligent and kind, but he is not afraid to stand up for himself when the situation calls for it. He longs for a family and escapes to London to try to make his fortune – though he has no idea what adventures await him there! Ideally, Oliver should read as younger onstage, but a great singer with a strong stage presence is more important than a physically smaller actor.

Mr. Sowerberry

Mr. Sowerberry is the undertaker who purchases Oliver from Mr. Bumble. He is a callous man who does not treat Oliver much better than Mr. Bumble. He does not sing a solo but should be an actor that pairs well with Mrs. Sowerberry.

Mrs. Sowerberry

Mrs. Sowerberry gives Oliver scraps left for the dog to eat. She, like her husband, does not care at all for Oliver’s well-being and only wants him to work. Cast an actor who pairs well with Mr. Sowerberry.

Charlotte

Charlotte works for the Sowerberrys. She is kinder to Oliver than the others in the Sowerberry home, but not by much. Charlotte has a few lines but does not sing, so feel free to cast a performer new to the stage in this role.

Noah Claypole

Noah Claypole works for the Sowerberrys. He is a mean, nasty person who insults Oliver’s mother on purpose to upset him. Noah should read as older onstage than Oliver and have good stage presence. He does not have to sing.

Artful Dodger

The Artful Dodger, a.k.a. Jack Dawkins, is one of the most famous characters in literature. He is charming, upbeat, and charismatic. Though Dodger works for Fagin as a thief, he is the first person to show Oliver real kindness and gives him a place to belong. Cast a great singer and actor who exudes charm and commands the stage.

Fagin

Fagin recruits, trains, and manages a gang of child-thieves. Though he claims he cares for each of his children, providing them food and shelter and characteristically calling them “my dear,” he’s really only concerned with the money these young thieves bring in. Cast a charismatic actor with a robust voice who can portray Fagin’s nuanced charm.

Charlie Bates

Charlie Bates is one of Fagin’s child-thieves. He is a great admirer of the Artful Dodger and an accomplished pocket-picker. Cast a good actor and singer in this fun role.

Nipper

Nipper is the smallest member of Fagin’s gang. He has a small solo but no lines, so cast an actor of a smaller stature who can sing in this role.

Captain

The CAPTAIN and HANDWALKER are children in Fagin’s gang. They each have small solos, so make sure these actors are comfortable singing onstage.

Handwalker

The CAPTAIN and HANDWALKER are children in Fagin’s gang. They each have small solos, so make sure these actors are comfortable singing onstage.

Nancy

Nancy is an adventurous young lady with a heart of gold who has fallen in with the wrong crowd. She is vivacious and kind, the life of the party, and she immediately takes Oliver under her wing. Unfortunately, she is involved with Bill Sikes, who is a troublesome person. Cast a fantastic actress and great singer in this dynamic role.

Bet- Female

Bet is a friend of Nancy’s who shares her spirited nature and sense of adventure. Like Nancy, Bet has a kind heart but has fallen upon hard times. Cast a reliable singer and dancer who pairs well with Nancy.

Mr. Brownlow

Mr. Brownlow is a sweet man who takes Oliver in, even after Oliver has picked his pocket. Oliver is familiar to Mr. Brownlow immediately, even though he has no idea that Oliver is his grandchild. Mr. Brownlow doesn’t have any solos, so he does not have to be a singer. This role is perfect for a strong, caring actor.

Bill Sikes

Bill Sikes is a quintessential villain. He is mean, selfish, and ruthless, and he always looks out for number one. He bullies everyone around him, especially Nancy, and is paranoid, always afraid that people will betray him. Cast a terrific actor and consistent singer who can lean into this character’s menacing presence.

Chairman- Male or Female

The Chairman is a small featured role in the Three Cripples Public House. His few lines are crucial to the storytelling, so be sure to cast an actor in this role who has solid diction and can project.

Mrs. Bedwin

Mrs. Bedwin is Mr. Brownlow’s kindhearted housekeeper. This is a lovely featured role for a singer and actor who reads as older onstage.

Milkmaid

 THE MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part.

Strawberry Seller

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part.

Knife Grinder

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part.

Rose Seller

The MILKMAID, STRAWBERRY SELLER, KNIFE GRINDER, and ROSE SELLER are featured roles that fill out the world of Oliver! JR. They all have solos, so cast good singers in these roles. These roles are great for younger performers who may not be ready to take on a larger part.

Dr. Grimwig

Dr. Grimwig is a featured acting role. He is extremely intelligent but a bit pessimistic, especially compared to Mr. Brownlow. Cast a character actor who will enjoy playing an older character onstage in this non-singing role.

Old Sally

OLD SALLY and the MATRON confirm that Oliver is Agnes’s son, and therefore Mr. Brownlow’s grandson. These featured roles do not have solos, so they are perfect for actors who can deliver their important lines clearly.

Matron

OLD SALLY and the MATRON confirm that Oliver is Agnes’s son, and therefore Mr. Brownlow’s grandson. These featured roles do not have solos, so they are perfect for actors who can deliver their important lines clearly.

The large ensemble in Oliver! JR. fills out the world of the musical. The ensemble roles include

 

CHILDREN- WORKHOUSE GOVERNORS

SERVANTS

MAID

DELIVERY PERSON

PAUPER ASSISTANTS
PEOPLE IN THE CITY 

FAGIN’S GANG

POLICEMAN

CUSTOMERS at the Three Cripples Public House

STREET SELLERS

MARKET SELLERS

CROWD in the Town square (including FIRST WOMAN, SECOND WOMAN, THIRD WOMAN and FIRST MAN)

 

Below is the music to practice with.

Guide vocals are provided for practice, children will sing in the show without guide vocals.

02 Food Glorious FoodFood Glorious Food
00:00 / 02:47
05 OliverArtist Name
00:00 / 01:12
07 Boy For SaleArtist Name
00:00 / 01:48
08 Where Is Love_Artist Name
00:00 / 01:57
12 Consider YourselfArtist Name
00:00 / 03:10
13 Consider Yourself (Playoff)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:28
14 Pick A Pocket Or TwoArtist Name
00:00 / 02:16
15 Rum-Tum-TumArtist Name
00:00 / 00:37
17 It_s A Fine LifeArtist Name
00:00 / 02:29
18 I_d Do AnythingArtist Name
00:00 / 02:33
19 Be Back SoonArtist Name
00:00 / 01:24
22 Oom-Pah-PahArtist Name
00:00 / 01:37
23 My NameArtist Name
00:00 / 01:45

OLIVER TWIST 2023

 

Required Musical Sections for Auditions

 

Fagan

Pick A Pocket p.32, beginning to m. 20,

Reviewing the Situation p.86, m. 17-32

Be Back Soon p.56, m.42-58

 

Dodger

Consider Yourself p.22, beginning to m.51

I’d Do Anything p.49, m.6-m.20

 

Oliver

Where Is Love p.15, ALL

Who Will Buy p.71, m.29-37

 

Mr. Bumble

Oliver p.9, m.17-33

 

Bill Sikes

My Name p.62, m.13-28

 

Nancy

As Long As He Needs Me p.66 ALL

It’s A Fine Life p.42, beginning - m.18

 

Widow Courney

Oliver p.10, m.39-50

 

Mrs. Bedwin

Where Is Love (Reprise) p.68 ALL

 

Bet

It’s A Fine Life p.44, m.38-47

I’d Do Anything p.51, m.58-65

 

Milkmade, Strawberry Seller, Rose Seller, Knife Grinder

Who Will Buy Part 1, p.70, beginning to m. 24

24 As Long As He Needs MeArtist Name
00:00 / 01:40
25 Where Is Love (Reprise)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:29
26 Who Will Buy (Part 1)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:36
28 Who Will Buy (Part 2)Artist Name
00:00 / 01:15
30 It_s A Fine Life (Reprise)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:29
31 Reviewing The SituationArtist Name
00:00 / 03:03
34 Oliver (Reprise)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:39
36 As Long As He Needs Me (Reprise)Artist Name
00:00 / 00:58
37 London BridgeArtist Name
00:00 / 05:12
38 BowsArtist Name
00:00 / 01:33

OLIVER sides for AUDITIONS- These are the scenes you should practice for auditions.

 

Mr. Bumble, Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry PAGES 13-14

Charlotte, Noah, Oliver PAGE 18

Dodger, Oliver PAGES 21-22

Fagan, Oliver, Dodger PAGES 30-31

Fagan, Dodger, Oliver, Charlie PAGE 37

Fagan, Oliver PAGES 40-41

Fagan, Sikes, Nancy, Dodger PAGES 64-65

Nancy, Bet, Dodger PAGE 48

Mr. Brownlow, Dr. Grimwig, Oliver PAGE 75

Sikes, Nancy, Fagan PAGE 82

Mr. Bumble, Widow Corney, Matron, Old Sally PAGES 90-91

Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Bumble, Widow Corney PAGES 93-94

OlIVER cast songs/lines

 

Fagan:

Pick a Pocket

Rum-Tum-Tum

I’d Do Anything

Be Back Soon

Reviewing the Situation

It’s a Fine Life (reprise)

London Bridge

 

Nancy:

It’s a Fine Life

Om-Pah-Pah

I’d Do Anything

As Long As He Needs Me

It’s a Fine Life (reprise)

As Long As He Needs Me (reprise)

 

Dodger:

Consider Himself

I’d Do Anything

It’s a Fine Life (reprise)

 

Oliver:

Where is Love?

Be Back Soon

Who Will Buy?

 

Mr. Bumble:

Oliver

Boy for Sale

Oliver (reprise)

 

Widow Corney:

Oliver

Oliver (reprise)

 

Bill Sikes:

My Name

It’s a Fine Life (reprise)

 

Mrs. Bedwin:

Where is Love (reprise)

 

Charlie Bates:

Consider Yourself

 

Bet:

It’s a Fine Life, I’d Do Anything

 

 

CHARACTERS with INDIVIDUAL LINES IN SONGS (no speaking):

 

Consider Yourself: Captain, Handwalker, Nipper

Who Will Buy? (Part 1): Rose Seller, Milkmaid, Strawberry Seller, Knife Grinder

Who Will Buy? (Part 2): Market Sellers, Rose Seller

 

 

CHARACTERS with LINES (no singing):

Mr. Brownlow, Dr. Grimwig, Mr. Sowerberry, Mrs. Sowerberry, Charlotte, Noah, Old Sally, Chairman, Delivery Person, First Woman, Second Woman, Third Woman, First Man, Matron, Maid