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Auditions for Oliver! April 19-20

April 3, 2024 10:39 AM

Youth ages 10-18 (seniors in high school) are invited to audition for the Youth Summer Theatre production of Oliver!

This 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. Youth will attend rehearsals and perform in four live productions at Parkland’s Harold and Jean Minor Theatre. Learn singing, choreography, costuming, makeup, and stage presence.

Auditions take place at the Phillips Recreation Center (505 W. Stoughton in Urbana) on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, and involve singing and dancing. They last approximately 45 minutes, starting every half hour, with 10 spots available per slot. Those who would like to audition for a solo should prepare a 32- bar or 1½-minute section of a song. Bringing sheet music is preferred; however, a backtrack connected through Bluetooth is acceptable.

To schedule an audition, call 217-367-1544 or visit If you can't attend the scheduled times, email about alternative arrangements!


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