Oliver Jr.

Fall 2024 5th – 8th grade musical.
Auditions on August 10th & 11th 2024. Everyone gets a part!

We’re excited to present Oliver Jr. as our 5th-8th Fall 2024 musical! Everyone from grades 5th – 8th is welcome to participate, no matter what type of previous experience you have. We have kids who have been performing for years as well as those who have never been on stage before.

The cost for our performing arts musical class is for $100. This cost goes towards licensing, scripts, props, costumes, and more. A cast shirt is included.

Important Dates

Audition Prep Night (optional): August 8, 2024 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Auditions: August 10 & 11, 2024
Callback auditions: Tuesday, August 13th, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Practices: Every Sunday afternoon (usually between from 3:00pm-7:00pm) and Thursday evenings (usually from 5:00pm-9:00pm) starting Sunday, Sept 8th. Depending on your casted role you may not have to be at every rehearsal and for the whole time (we will be splitting these times between Newsies and Oliver Jr). We will send out a list each week of who will be needed.
Dress rehearsals: TBA as we get closer to the show dates.
Show dates: December 7 & 8 – Exact times TBD.

Auditioning

Auditions will be held on August 10th & 11th in 10 minutes increments at Jackson Church. Students will be asked to read for a character of your choosing, and sing a song listed in the audition materials. Please read/sing for the character that you would most like to play, even if you would like to play a part that is not listed. Everyone who auditions will receive a part, whether it is a main, supporting, or ensemble role!

Parent Information

We’ll be having a cast and parent meeting after our first Sunday practice on September 8th at 4:30 – 5pm. At this meeting we’ll introduce ourselves, outline expectations of our performers, go over the attendance policy, and more. Additionally, we’ll go over opportunities for parents to get involved. As an all-volunteer program, we need your help as a parent to make sure things run smoothly for the kids! We’re in need of volunteers through the season, whether it’s bringing in snacks, watching kids during practices, selling concessions on show nights, setup/breakdown, or more.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at:
Jackson Church
68 Bennetts Mills Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527