Auditions for Oliver! Will be held in the Dulles auditorium from 6:30 – 9:00 evenings August 14 & 15  auditions are for Oliver, Dodger, Charley and all the workhouse kids and Fagin's kids with call-backs on August 16 for younger roles August 21 & 22 for the remaining Roles with final call-backs on August 23

The cast is made up of several principal characters and adult ensemble and approx. 30 kids aged 7-13

This coming November 1, 2 & 3 2013,  Watertown Lyric Theater www.watertownlyrictheater.org brings to life Oliver!, one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Charles Dickens' timeless characters with its poignant story of the boy who struggled against adversity for a better life. This award winning musical classic will be presented in the Dulles State Office Building auditorium produced by Kevin R. Kitto and directed by Daniel Davis.

Oliver Twist, the protagonist of the story. He is a lonely orphan boy born in the workhouse.
Fagin, a conniving career criminal, takes in homeless boys and teaches them to pick pockets for him.

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 on his behalf.

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. One of Fagin's former successful pickpockets.

Mr. Bumble, the pompous beadle of the workhouse in which Oliver was born.

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.

Mrs. Corney, the matron of the workhouse where Oliver was born, later marries Mr. Bumble.
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.

Charley Bates, one of Fagin's pickpockets. He is Dodger's sidekick.

Mrs. Bedwin, house-servant to Mr. Brownlow and caretaker of Oliver.

Old Sally, nurse at Oliver's birth. Old Sally steals Agne's (Oliver's mother's) gold locket which is the only clue to Oliver's identity. Before she dies, she gives the locket to Mr. Bumble and Mrs. Corney.
Bet , a prostitute and a former pickpocket of Fagin. Bet is not much older than Oliver. She is Nancy's friend and the first to find Nancy when she is dead.

The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. This production is through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, inc. 560 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10022