Friday, May 01, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Twilight Announces "Oliver!" Auditions; Cowetans Invited

Coweta Arts Tidbits


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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

May 1, 2009

The Twilight Theatre Announces:


Coweta Actors Invited To Audition For Oliver!


Auditions Held Monday & Tuesday in Fayetteville

     The Fayette-based Twilight Theatre has announced that actors from Coweta County are invited to audition for Lionel Bart's famous play Oliver!.  The announcement was made by Twilight's Jeanne Chambers, who also released the rest of the information about the Auditions and the play in the announcement below:
                           Twilight Auditions for Oliver! Monday and Tuesday

     The Twilight Theatre will hold auditions for Lionel Bart's Oliver! this Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5. Auditions are from 5:00-9:00 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Oliver! will be the first of  Twilight's 2009 Summerstock productions at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. Show dates are July 24, 25, 31, and August 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, Oliver! tells the story of young orphan Oliver Twist, who runs away and winds up in London. There he meets Fagin and the Artful Dodger, who is leader of a band of pick-pockets. Some of the music from the show - "Food, Glorious Food," "I'd Do Anything," "Where is Love?," "Consider Yourself," "As Long As He Needs Me," "Who Will Buy," and "Reviewing the Situation" are musical theatre classics. The production team includes Director Alison Chambers, Music Director Barbara Zellner, Assistant Director Chelsea Rhoades, and Choreographer Kathy Senger of Peachtree City School of Dance.

     "I'm very excited about Oliver!," says Chambers. "I grew up watching this show, and I can't wait to introduce one of my favorites to another generation. We have an outstanding production team for what is going to be Twilight's biggest show to date, and I plan on putting 100 people on the stage. We need a large cast of kids and adults, and we're encouraging families to audition together. Twilight loves having a cast full of families."

     Audition requirements and a character breakdown can be found on Twilight's website. A large cast of children ages 8 and up and adults is needed, but 7 year-olds may audition if at least one parent is also auditioning. Boys and girls may audition for the lead parts and chorus of Fagin's boys. There are still a few spaces left in the small groups audition workshops on Saturday, 5/2 and for individual vocalizing/auditioning/coaching sessions for those over 12 years of age. For more information go to

    The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is located at 175 E. Lanier Avenue in
Fayetteville, next to the Fayette County Courthouse, on the corner of Hwy. 54 (East Lanier Avenue) and Hwy. 85. The phone no. is 770-461-4313.




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