Park Players of Union City Holding Auditions for ‘Oliver!’ in Fort Lee

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.

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About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.
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