Atlantis Theatrical just announced that they are looking for kids who will be in their next revival musical. For parents, guardians, and even kids themselves who are going to take a shot at it, here are our recommended songs for the upcoming Oliver Auditions.
Oliver the Musical by Lionel Bart is based on the book “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960 and was bought to Broadway in 1963. Both enjoyed long successful runs.
Below are the juvenile characters with their individual descriptions based on casting call details from another production, and the songs they can sing. Note that this may differ from what Atlantis has envisioned but feel free to use this as reference.
Description: a sweet, innocent workhouse boy.
Vocal range: low A to G.
Songs: “Food, Glorious Food”, “Where Is Love”, “Consider Yourself,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Be Back Soon,” “Who Will Buy.”
The Artful Dodger (Lead):
Description: Fagin’s smartest pupil; a cocky pickpocket, with a lot of energy and a big stage presence.
Vocal range: low B to G.
Songs: “Consider Yourself,” “You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two,” “It’s A Fine Life,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Be Back Soon.”
Fagin’s Gang/Ensemble of Orphans (Supporting): The original show only had boys in the gang but recent productions already include girls to play named members of Fagin’s gang, orphans etc.
Vocal range: all.
Songs: “Food Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two,” “It’s A Fine Life,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Be Back Soon,” “Who Will Buy.”
Below is the Spotify link to the cast recording that you may use as a study guide..
However, more often than not, the panel may get too tired hearing songs from the show over and over, so it will be wise to sing something similar to the material. Consider the 10 titles below. Hope this helps.
- “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman” from Frozen
- “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” – The Lion King
- “Castle on a Cloud” from Les Miserables
- “Little People” from Les Miserables
- “Revolting Children” from Matilda
- “Naughty” from Matilda
- “Getting to Know You” from The Kind & I
- “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music
- “Maybe” from Annie
- “I Won’t Grow Up” from Peter Pan
Break Legs and show them all you’ve got.
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