August 16, 2019
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre holds auditions for Oliver!
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions on September 14 and 15 for Oliver!, the final production of the theatre's 2019 season. Auditions for children ages 7 - 14 will be held both Saturday and Sunday starting at 3:00 pm. Auditions for adults (ages 15+) will begin at 6:30 pm both days. Interested actors need only attend one of the audition dates. Auditions will take place at Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, in Cottage Grove, and no appointment is necessary.
Oliver!, the award-winning musical based on the novel by Charles Dickens, springs to life with some of the most memorable characters ever to hit the stage. Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker, then escapes to find acceptance amongst a band of pickpockets led by the conniving Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him in. Fagin, fearing the safety of his hideout, has Oliver kidnapped, threatening the boy’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. With spirited songs like “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Consider Yourself,” Oliver! is widely hailed as a theatrical masterpiece.
Cottage Theatre's production of Oliver! runs for three weekends, from December 6 - 22, 2019. The show will be directed and choreographed by Janet Rust, with music direction by Mark VanBeever.
Interested actors are asked to prepare 16-20 bars of a song of their choice (not from this show) and bring sheet music for the accompanist. The auditions will also include a short dance segment and readings from the script.
Additional audition details are available at www.cottagetheatre.org, or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.