The search is on for Oliver! The 2010 Batavia Rotary Club Production of "Oliver!" is calling all actors and actresses between age 6 and 14 to audition for the title role and 35 other roles, which portray orphans and/or pickpockets.
Throughout August, Laurie Mastin, show chair, and Director Patrick Burk, will scout Western New York for 36 young thespians for the 62nd Rotary Show Musical Production.
"Oliver!" will be performed Nov. 4 – 7, with rehearsals starting Sept. 13.
Auditions will take place at Batavia High School, 260 State St., at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.
All young people will learn a song, sing in small groups, work on choreography and present a monologue from the show. No experience is necessary.
Batavia Rotary is looking for a great cross section of young actors and actresses to be a part of the largest Rotary Show in recent memory. Joining in the selection process will be past cast members of "Oliver!" and a long list of guest judges in the areas of dance, music and acting.
At the conclusion of the Oliver Search 2010 evening, the top 36 -- who will be cast in the show -- will be announced, along with several runners-up.
The announcement of who will play the title role will happen after the adult and ensemble auditions. These will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8 at Batavia High School. All 36 youngsters will be asked to attend those evenings as well.
Parents of young actors and actresses interested in Oliver Search 2010 are asked to call and register their Oliver hopefuls with Mr. Burk at his office, 1 (585) 343 9721.
All pre-registered actors and actresses will be given audition numbers and be asked to show up at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.
Walk-in auditions that have not pre-registered are also welcome. They will be added to the audition process on a first-come-first-serve basis and will receive audition numbers upon arrival.
For more information, please call Patrick Burk at 1 (585) 343-9721 or Laurie Mastin at 1 (585) 344-5880.