by Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT)

Apr. 24 - Apr. 25

The streets of Victorian England come 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.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. The Tony- and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.



Auditions for OLIVER! THE MUSICAL will be held April 24 and 25, 2023 at 6-8 pm, with callbacks on April 28th, 12 - 2 pm.

HCCT is seeking a large cast with a wide variety of ages, including children. Primary roles for 9 men and 7 women, adults of varying ages. Additional adults and children for the ensemble.

The show will run from July 14-August 7, 2023.

Please prepare a short song demonstrating your vocal range and ability and a monologue. There will also be a brief movement audition, so please bring appropriate footwear.

Character Breakdown

Oliver Twist: A workhouse boy about 11 years of age. Gender: Male Age: 8 to 12


The Artful Dodger: Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16. Gender: Male Age: 14 to 18

Bill Sikes: A villain in his prime. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45

Nancy: 23 years old - a graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's doxy. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 25

Bet: A 15-year-old lass in Fagin's establishment - idolizes Nancy. Age: 14 to 18

Mr. Bumble: A large and pompous beadle of the workhouse. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 60

Mrs. Corney: A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the workhouse mistress. Gender: Female Age: 40 to 55

Mr. Brownlow: An old gentleman of wealth and breeding. Gender: Male Age: 55 to 70

Mr. Sowerberry: The undertaker. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 60

Mrs. Sowerberry: Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer. Gender: Female Age: 45 to 60

Charlotte: The Sowerberrys' sluttish young daughter. Gender: Female Age: 18 to 25

Noah Claypole: Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25

Mr. Grimwig: A doctor. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50

Mrs. Bedwin: The Brownlow's housekeeper. Gender: Female Age: 45 to 60

Old Sally: A pauper. Gender: Female Age: 50 to 70

Charley Bates: A boy in Fagin's establishment. Gender: Male Age: 10 to 18

Ensemble: Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, crowd, etc. Gender: Any