Character Descriptions


Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

Directed by Jan Isaacson
Choreographed by Jan Isaacson
Musical direction by David Williams

Opens Friday, March 1, 2019

All Roles Open

Role Description
Oliver Strong boy soprano, loving, sad, hopeful.
Fagin Character actor, must sing well, houses and trains pickpockets, miserly, welcoming
Nancy Strong belter, rough, kind, strong-will, sympathetic, Bill Sykes girlfriend
Mr. Bumble Legit Tenor, workhouse boss, mean, over bearing, pompous
Widow Corney Strong character actress, workhouse mistress, domineering, fussy, proud, sharp-tounged
Artful Dodger Fagin’s brightest pupil, friendly, optomistic
Bill Sykes Baritone-Bass, must sing, a villain who associated and does business with Fagin, rough, brutish, glowering, violent
Bet Idolizes Nancy, pretty, sweet, strong-willed
Mr. Sowerberry Character role, funeral home owner, grim, formal, graceful
Mrs. Sowerberry Character actress, Funeral home owner’s wife, sour, middle-aged woman, mean
Charlotte Daughter of Funeral home owner, lazy, mean, sour-faced
Noah Claypole Lazy, shop keeping apprentice, mean, taunting, coward
Mr. Brownlow Wealthy gentleman, Oliver’s unknowing grandfather, kind, mannerly, sympathetic
Mrs. Bedwin Brownlow’s housekeeper, kind, motherly
Dr. Grimwig Aristocratic doctor for the wealthy, friendly
Charlie Bates 2nd in command of Fagin’s boys
"Who Will Buy?" Sellers Men and women legit singers.
Fagin's Boys Must sing and move well (8 boys cast as Fagin’s Boys, not including Oliver and Artful Dodger)
Large Adult Ensemble Singers and dancers
Children's Ensemble (Boys & Girls) Which will include: Workhouse children, “Consider Yourself”, “Who Will Buy”

Plot Synopsis

Nothing entertains on stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, it engages you with its pathos and drama, while delighting you with its outstanding musical numbers. Food, Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics It will leave you saying ‘Please Sir, May I have some more?’