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Auditions for Magical Starlight Theatre's 'Oliver' Production Set for Oct. 27, 28

Children and adults are welcome to audition for the familiar Dickens' story at the end of the month.

Submitted by the Naperville Park District

Children and adults are invited to audition on Oct. 27 and 28 for Magical Starlight Theatre’s January 2013 production of Lionel Bart’s musical, “Oliver.”

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Telling the familiar Dickens’ story of an orphan who asks for more, the musical includes the favorites, “Consider Yourself,” “Food Glorious Food,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”

Auditions will be held at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, located at 305 W. Jackson Ave. in downtown Naperville. Children must be in 4th grade or above to audition.

Actors in 4th through 8th grade may audition either on Saturday, Oct. 27 or Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. High school and adult actors may audition on either day from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Call backs, if necessary, will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m.

All those auditioning will be required to perform cold readings from the script, sing from 32 measures of a prepared song of their choice, and participate in a dance/movement audition. Rehearsals will generally be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons between Nov. 1 and Jan. 10, with a holiday break between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6. Daily rehearsals will begin Jan. 13.  There will be eight performances on the weekends of Jan. 18-20 and 25-27.provided. Please wear clothing and shoes comfortable for

Magical Starlight Theatre is a program of The Naperville Park District. Magical Starlight strives to include community actors and production staff of all ages in its productions and provides a unique opportunity for adults and young people to work together as peers and learn from one another.

For more information about preparing for the audition or about Magical Starlight Theatre, visit www.magicalstarlighttheatre.org.

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