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NFCC to Hold Open Auditions for Upcoming Musical


Madison, FL- North Florida Community College is looking for talented actors, actresses, singers, backstage assistants, and children ages five and up to audition and volunteer for its Community Theatre production of “The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist” presented by NFCC’s Sentinel Upstage Players. Adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic tale and the book by Joellen Bland, “The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist” is given new life with music and lyrics by Scott DeTurk. Open auditions will be held Thursday, Dec. 4 at NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Those interested in a singing role are asked to prepare a short musical selection of their choosing (please bring own music via CD, MP3, etc.), others are asked to be prepared for a cold reading.

The script calls for a number of singing and non-singing roles including Oliver, the Workhouse Children, the silly maid Charlotte, the kindhearted Nancy, the coldhearted Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney, the menacing Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger Fagin, the Townspeople, and a whole lot of other wonderfully delightful characters inside the spectacular world of 1830’s England. With the performance scheduled for Jan. 31, 2015, rehearsals are set to begin in early December.

“This is going to be a fun community performance,” said Denise Bell, NFCC Community Theatre Director. “We are looking forward to the larger cast and having children from the community involved in this performance. I encourage anyone who is interested in being on stage or helping backstage to audition on Dec. 4.”

About the play: As the play begins, we find Oliver and the other workhouse children toiling away under the tyrannical hand of Workhouse Master Mr. Bumble. After a series of turned events, Oliver eventually becomes entangled in a scenario of mystery, thievery, and vengeance all for the sake of his journey to find a loving home and family to call his own (and perhaps even some figgy pudding!). This toe tapping musical adventure will definitely have you asking for more!

Be a part of the NFCC Community Theatre production of “The Musical Adventures of Oliver Twist”. Auditions (Thursday, Dec. 4) are open to the public with a variety of roles available for ages five and up. For more information, contact Denise Bell at (850) 973-9481 or belld@nfcc.edu.

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