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Theatre Albany sets 'Oliver!' auditions

Auditions for the show will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater

Theatre Albany is located at 514 Pine Ave. (Albany Herald file photo)

Theatre Albany is located at 514 Pine Ave. (Albany Herald file photo)

ALBANY — Theatre Albany will conduct auditions early next week for its upcoming performances of the Tony Award-winning musical “Oliver!”

Theatre Albany Director Mark Costello said the auditions will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 514 Pine Ave.

Based on the Charles Dickens classic “Oliver Twist,” the Lionel Bart musical brings vividly to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. The musical was later made into an Academy Award winning movie. Bart’s score includes “Food Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Oom Pah Pah,” “As Long As He Needs Me” and many more.

Costello, Musical Director Gary Unger and Choreographer Judy Dabbs will head up the creative team. The show requires a large cast of adult men and women as well as children.

Those interested in auditioning should prepare a song to sing, something that shows off the voice, and bring either the sheet music or a CD. An accompanist will be provided. Show dates are scheduled for June 6-8 and 12-15. For further information about auditioning, contact (229) 439-7193.

Theatre Albany’s current show, the road-buddy comedy “Mama Won’t Fly,” opened its two weekend run Friday, with performances at 8 p.m. tonight, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. March 27-29 and 2;30 p.m. March 30. The box office is (229) 439-7141.