Oliver! Oliver!

So I had auditions for summer theater with the Hilliard Arts Council today for their production of Oliver!

The first show I did with them was Jekyll and Hyde, back in the summer of 2008 (I was a Red Rat Girl/Chorus member). J&H is one of my favorite shows, and getting to be in it was a fantastic experience. I missed last year’s show due to a lot of budget work at the Statehouse, but this year I was excited to audition.

I sang It’s a Fine Life—one of Nancy’s songs from Act I (The HAC folk don’t mind if you sing a song from the show.). I couldn’t really tell how it went—with the CI, what I hear is not always what other people hear. But I also read for Nancy with the man cast as Fagin (Phillip Wilson, a retired drama teacher from Ft. Hayes high school—he was GREAT!), and one of the men who wanted to read for Sykes. I really had fun with the reading and thought it went well.

After I sang and read, I got to leave—so I was done after about 45 minutes. I asked the Assistant Director when the cast would be posted—he said either tonight or tomorrow.

The cast list went out around 10 tonight—and I’m in the chorus! I’m excited about this because it will be a great cast. The first rehearsal is on Wednesday at Hilliard Davidson, where some of the smaller parts will be assigned.

The cast looks great—a lot of my friends from Jekyll and Hyde are in it with me—and I’m looking forward to working with the kids and learning a new show!

Here’s the info:

The Hilliard Arts Council presents Oliver! at Hilliard Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Road, July 9-11. July 9 and 10 at 8:00 pm, and July 11 at 3:00 pm.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. Kids 10 and under get in for $5!!!!

For more info, go to their website.