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Fox Country Players to Hold Auditions for “Oliver”

Fox Country Players will hold auditions for the musical “Oliver” Aug. 27, 29 and 30 in the Auditorium of Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Adult auditions will run 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 and 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. Children are invited to audition from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 30.

Those auditioning should prepare a short song to sing and bring the sheet music along; an accompanist will be provided. Cold readings from the script and a short dance will also be included in the audition process.

In this Tony Award-winning musical, Charles Dickens' unforgettable characters, including innocent orphan Oliver and the gang of pick-pocket street urchins he falls in with, come to life through a sensational score that includes such favorites as "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself at Home," "Where is Love?" and the scrumptious "Food, Glorious Food."

The cast features five male roles, five female roles, two teen girls, one teen boy, two featured children, an ensemble of children and an ensemble of adults.

Fox Country Players is also seeking production staff and backstage technicians for “Oliver.” For more information on those opportunities, email or call (630) 234-5459.

Founded in 1979, Fox Country Players is a Yorkville-based community theatre group dedicated to excellence in theatre education and performance in the Fox Valley Community.

“Oliver” is being presented in partnership with Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education Department. The show will run Oct. 16-18 at the Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium. Complete details can be found at