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ManeStage Theatre Company

  • Oliver!
  • ManeStage Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Sumner, WA
  • Project Begins: Dec 11, 2017
  • Project Ends: Feb 18, 2018
  • Project Website

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  • Contact Person: Evan Hildebrand
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Sumner Performing Arts Center
    1707 Main Street
    Sumner, WA 98390

    Submission instructions:
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Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's award-winning theatrical masterpiece based on the famed Charles Dickens' novel. This beloved classic brings to life some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage! This is the 2009 Revival version licensed through MTI.


Other details:
ManeStage Theatre is a high-quality community theatre currently in its 11th Season.

Oliver! will be our 65th production.

We are a service organization. All cast and crew are volunteers.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
*All roles require British or Cockney accents

OLIVER TWIST – A workhouse boy.  (Unchanged Voice, Age Range 8-12)

FAGIN – An elderly receiver, runs training academy for young pickpockets.   (Baritone, Playable Age 50+)

THE ARTFUL DODGER – Fagin’s brightest pupil.  (Tenor, Age Range 14-18)

BILL SYKES – A villain in his prime. (Baritone, Age Range 30-45)

NANCY – A graduate of Fagin’s academy and Bill’s doxy. (Alto/Mezzo, Playable Age 23) 

BET – A lass in Fagin’s establishment.  Idolizes Nancy.  (Mezzo, Age Range 14-18)

MR. BUMBLE – A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. (Tenor, Age Range 35-60)

MRS. CORNEY – A sharp-tongued domineering widow.  The mistress of the Workhouse.  (Soprano, Age Range 35-55)

MR. BROWNLOW – An old gentlemen of wealth and breeding.  (Age Range 50+)

MR. SOWERBERRY– The undertaker (Baritone, Age Range 30-50)

MRS. SOWERBERRY – Mr. Sowerberry’s wife and his overseer.  (Mezzo, Age Range 30-50)

CHARLOTTE - The Sowerberry’s sleazy young daughter. (Age Range 18-25)

NOAH CLAYPOLE – Mr. Sowerberry’s young apprentice. (Age Range 18-25)

MR. GRIMWIG – A doctor. (Age Range 30-50)

MRS. BEDWIN – The Brownlow’s Housekeeper (Mezzo, Age Range 45-60)

OLD SALLY – A pauper. (Age Range 50+)

CHARLEY BATE’S – A boy in Fagin’s establishment. (Alto/Tenor, Age Range 10-18)

Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, Fagin’s gang, Bow streetrunners, street vendors, crowd, etc. Solos and speaking lines for many ensemble roles.  Strong dancers with Jazz, Ballet and partnering experience also needed. (Children and Adults Ages 8+, Male and Female, strong singer/dancers
and strong singer/movers)

Audition/Interview Dates:
November 27 from 6-9pm. Email: for an audition appointment.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Invitational Callbacks are December 4.

Audition Requirements:
Bring a current headshot and resume to leave with the panel. Prepare one song selection, no longer than one verse and one chorus (approximately 16-32 bars and no more than one minute in length) of sheet music from the musical theatre canon. Accompanist will be provided. Accompanist will not transpose music. No taped accompaniment or singing acapella permitted.

Some of those that audition will be selected to return to the callback. The callback will consist of a dance audition, and some individuals will be asked to cold-read sides and sing selections from the production.

Men and Women over the age of 25 are especially encouraged to audition.

Monetary compensation:
All cast, crew and production staff are volunteers.

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