Actors, dancers and singers aged *10-21 yrs are invited to audition for Adelaide Theatre Academy’s Fringe 2019 production, ‘Oliver!’
(*exceptional 9 yr old performers will be considered depending on skill level, maturity and availability of parts)
Adelaide Theatre Academy is a newly established branch of widely recognised performing arts school, Theatre Bugs. Adelaide Theatre Academy is dedicated to producing high quality stage productions and training in the performing arts for Adelaide’s youth.
Adelaide Theatre Academy produces a large scale musical theatre production each year – previous productions include ‘Singin’ In The Rain Jr’ and ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ which received rave reviews and an Adelaide Theatre Guide award nomination.
The Adelaide Fringe is the world’s second-largest annual arts festival and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. For one month, the Fringe features hundreds of artists from around the world in a multitude of venues across Adelaide. Being actively involved as an artist in the Fringe is to be part of something very unique and special to South Australia. We look forward to you sharing this magical theatrical time with us!
The Show – ‘Oliver!’
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on 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.
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 Sykes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
OLIVER! is truly a masterpiece and shows off the talents of Lionel Bart at his best. As one reviewer put it, “With this show, the audience whistles the tunes as they COME IN to the theatre”.
The Creative Team
Director – Michael Eustice
Musical Director – Ben Stefanoff
Choreographer – Jacinta Vistoli