DMDS will be auditioning for the children’s parts in our planned March 2018 production of ‘Oliver’ on Sunday 19th November (boys auditioning for Oliver and Artful Dodger only) and on Tuesday 21st November (boys and girls for all other parts and chorus). All applicants must be 11 years or over. We will be casting chorus members (Workhouse boys and Fagin’s gang) and the 2 principals below:
- Oliver Twist, main character, a young, workhouse boy with an innocent appearance. Significant acting and singing role. Some minor dancing. Soprano (unchanged voice.). Age 8 to 13 in appearance
- Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger, young teenager. Significant character acting, singing and dancing required; age 10 to 14 in appearance. Can be alto or soprano with unchanged voice.
Other parts (Charlotte Sowerberry, Noah Claypole and Bet) will be cast later from within the chorus members selected.
Auditions will take place in the Methodist Hall, Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire from 2-4pm on Sunday 19th November and from 7-9 PM on Tuesday 21st November in front of our Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and a DMDS committee member. Auditions will be a mixture of singing, acting and dancing.
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To Pre-register please just send the name and age of the Child auditioning to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents or guardians must accompany children to auditions. An application form is available for download here – please complete this form and bring it with you to the audition, with a head-shot photo. Call-backs will be from 4 to 6PM on the same day and will be communicated by email or message using the information on the application form so please write clearly.
The show will take place from 12-18th March at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire including a Matinee on Sunday 18th March. All those seeking to be auditioned will be required to pay a nominal membership (€5) and those cast will be required to become full DMDS members and a membership subscription will be payable. We cannot cast anyone who is not available for the show dates and for the required rehearsals in advance. You can see full information on DMDS background and past shows on dmds.ie.