The Park Players and Church of the Good Shepherd are holding auditions for the musical “Oliver” at the church, located at 1576 Palisade Ave. in Fort Lee on Monday Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.
They are casting the following parts:
– Oliver Twist, the protagonist of the story. He is a lonely orphan boy born in the workhouse.
– Nancy, Bill Sikes’s lover. She takes a liking to Oliver and treats him like her own child, but is eventually murdered for the steps she takes in behalf of him.
– Mr. Brownlow, Oliver’s grandfather, a kind man of wealth and breeding.
– Bill Sikes, Nancy’s brutal and abusive lover, a burglar and her eventual murderer.
– The Artful Dodger, the cleverest of Fagin’s pickpockets, he introduces Fagin to Oliver.
– Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry, the insensitive couple who take in Oliver and use him in their funeral business.
– Charlotte Sowerberry, the rude but also flirtatious daughter of the Sowerberrys.
– Noah Claypole, The Sowerberrys’ apprentice, he bullies Oliver about his mother and enjoys a flirtatious relationship with Charlotte.
– Dr. Grimwig, foppish doctor and friend of Mr. Brownlow. He assesses Oliver’s condition at the beginning of Act II, deeming him fit to go outside.
– Bet, Nancy’s friend [or younger sister, in some productions], one of Fagin’s former pickpockets.
– Charley Bates, one of Fagin’s pickpockets. He is Dodger’s sidekick.
– Mrs. Bedwin , house-servant to Mr. Brownlow and caretaker of Oliver
– Orphans & Fagin’s Boys (Both boys and girls will be cast).
For more information, call 201-941-6030 or visit the Park Players website.