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Leawood Stage Company to Hold Auditions for "Oliver"

Expires [Sunday, March 01, 2015]

CONTACT: April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT: Auditions for “Oliver”
Leawood Stage Company

DATE: Saturday, February 28
Sunday, March 1

TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday
1:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday
Applications will be accepted up to 30 minutes prior to end of each time period.

LOCATION: Leawood City Hall, Oak Room
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211

Leawood Stage Company to Hold Auditions for “Oliver”

Calling all actors, singers and dancers!
The Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for the classic Broadway musical, Oliver on Saturday, February 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, March 1st from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Auditioners should enter through the north doors of the building. Audition applications will be accepted 30 minutes prior to the end of each time period.

We request that anyone under the age of 15 attend auditions on Saturday afternoon from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Call backs will be held by invitation only the evening of Sunday, March 1st in the same location.

Everyone auditioning must prepare 16 measures of a song from a musical. Please bring sheet music in your key as an accompanist will be provided. All auditioners should also be prepared to participate in a short dance/movement audition: comfortable dress and shoes are suggested. Bring a photo and resume if available. No appointment time is necessary as auditions are first come, first served. Audition forms may be filled out in advance by downloading the form from Leawood Stage Company website.

If you cannot attend auditions, video or YouTube auditions will be accepted. Please contact April Bishop prior to the audition weekend to make arrangements.

We encourage performers of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, ability levels, and experience to audition. Leawood Stage Company has focused on family fun for 17 years and we encourage you to be part of this fabulous community theatre experience. Oliver features great roles for boys & girls, teens and adults.

The Leawood Stage Company will present this classic Tony-award-winning musical July 16, 17, 18, 19 & 23, 24, 25 at the Ironwoods Amphitheater in Ironwoods Park.

Based on the Dickens novel, Oliver will engage audiences with its drama of sadness and new hope for the orphan Oliver Twist as he navigates the streets of London. Everyone will be delighted with its outstanding musical numbers including Food, Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy which are all musical theatre classics.

Character Breakdown
Oliver Twist — a workhouse boy, 8- 13 years of age
The Artful Dodger — Fagin’s brightest pupil, 13-18 years old
Fagin — runs training academy for young pickpockets, 50-65
Nancy —a graduate of Fagin’s academy and Bill’s mistress, 20-30
Bill Sykes — a villain in his prime, 30-45
Mr. Bumble — parish official, a large, pompous man of 45-65
Mr. Brownlow — an old gentleman of wealth and breeding
Widow Corney — a sharp-tongued, domineering widow of 45-55
Bet — a lass in Fagin’s establishment whom idolizes Nancy, 15-25
Mr. Sowerberry — the Undertaker, 40-60
Mrs. Sowerberry — his overseer, 40-60
Charlotte — the Sowerberrys’ daughter, teen
Noah Claypoole — the Undertaker’s apprentice, teen
Mrs. Bedwin — the Brownlows’ Housekeeper
Charles Bates and other Boys in Fagin’s establishment
Old Sally — a pauper
Dr. Grimwig — a Doctor

Ensemble: Workhouse Boys, Fagan’s Gang, Street Vendors, Londoners

Leawood Stage Company is pleased to welcome the directing team of Seth McClintock and David Shook for the first time.

Rehearsals will begin May 31st and will run Sunday through Thursday evenings at the Lodge in Ironwoods Park. No conflicts will be accepted following July 4th.

Additional opportunities for staff, volunteers and orchestra members are available. For more information go to the LSC website at Leawood Stage Company website or contact April Bishop at the City of Leawood, 913-663-9157, or Email stageco@leawood.org.

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