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Oliver! Auditions Are Scheduled

The Colchester Community Theatre has scheduled auditions for its February 2020 production of Oliver! through special arrangement with MTI. Oliver! brings the streets of Victorian England to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Auditions will be held Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm and Monday, October 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Congregation Ahavath Achim (Colchester Synagogue) Hall, 84 Lebanon Avenue in Colchester. No appointment is required for either date. Everyone MUST bring sheet music in the appropriate key and be prepared to sing. Please prepare 12-16 measures of a song that showcases your voice. No prerecorded music or a cappella singing will be permitted. An accompanist will be provided. Everyone will be asked to learn a short choreographed routine so please bring appropriate shoe wear.

Roles are available for children, teens and adults. Any questions, contact Wallis Johnson (860) 267-1023 or Laura Brown (860) 537-3259, email backstage@colchestercommunitytheatre.com. Driving and rehearsal location directions and additional information regarding the musical may be found on the “Directions” page.

Show dates for this production are February 14, 15, and 16, 2020. Anyone who is unable to attend the auditions on the above dates must contact us before October 27 to make other arrangements. CCT is sponsored by Colchester Parks & Recreation.