KCMT Presents Oliver! in November 2019

SHOW DATES

Directed by Kerby Criss, assisted by Karen Trostad.

KCMT invites you to “Consider yourself at home” with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

WANT TO BE IN OUR SHOW?

Please read through all the information here on our website about attendance policies, registration and audition details. Also, please check the online Rehearsal Calendar (fourth tab) for the REQUIRED Bootcamp dates that are part of the audition process.

For this show, during the audition process, we are dividing our Bootcamps into “talls” and “shorts” – which are defined as Talls=60 inches and ABOVE and Shorts=59 inches and BELOW. After casting, there will be THREE chorus groups – Townspeople, Fagin’s Kids and Workhouse Kids. It is important to attend the designated Bootcamp in order to learn the appropriate materials for your height. Once the show is cast, we will no longer use the “talls” and “shorts” designations.

Oliver! Cast of Characters (updated 8/3) can be downloaded HERE.

Audition & Callbacks Songs can be downloaded HERE. (Oliver! Rehearsal CDs will be distributed at Registration Night.)

Audition Lines can be downloaded HERE.

TO REGISTER ONLINE

Registration will open on July 30, and all registration is handled online via “STUDIO DIRECTOR” – Please remember to bookmark this link as it also the place where you can order items from our online store, such as extra production shirts, cast photos and posters.

OLIVER! AGE REQUIREMENTS

  • KCMT is open to performers eight (8) years of age (by the date of auditions) through 18 years of age.
  • Under-aged siblings of KCMT veteran actors may register on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Auditions Manager for details.

All parents are encouraged to read our current KCMT Parent Handbook November 2018 for an in-depth review of all policies and expectations.

TUITION RATES

  • Non-refundable Registration Fee = $35
  • First Child = $200
  • Each Additional Child = $150

Each tuition includes participant’s t-shirt and a non-personalized DVD of your cast’s performance (available at the cast party).

CHARITABLE AID

For those who are in financial crisis, single-parent families, a parent in the military, a parent out of work, or a participating foster child. KCMT may be able to help offset PART of the tuition cost if funds are available. To apply, please follow this online
registration link and pay the $35 registration fee. Then download the KCMT Scholarship Request Form and follow the instructions for submitting your request as indicated.

WITHDRAWALS

  • Withdrawing from the production within two weeks of audition day – Refunds will be granted, including tuition and volunteer deposits, minus the $35 registration fee.
  • Withdrawing from the production once the third week of the show has started – NO Refunds will be granted, including all tuition.

AUDITIONS

  • August 13, Required Registration Night and Audition Prep
  • August 15 and 17, Auditions by Assignment
  • August 19-24, Callbacks and Required Boot Camps (see the Rehearsal Calendar for details)

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for either cast, you must attend all three of the following:

  • Required Registration Night
  • Your Appointed Audition Time
  • Every Callback you are called to attend

There will be absolutely no exceptions granted. Auditions are required and will be assigned by the audition manager – please keep BOTH dates available. Callbacks – attendance is required in order to be considered for a lead role.  Actors must attend the callback(s) for any role(s) indicated by the director.  If an actor misses a callback for a specific role, the actor will not be considered for that role. No exceptions.

TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION

Please check out KCMT tips HERE.

REQUIRED REGISTRATION NIGHT

During this required registration night, you will be taught and coached on the songs, lines and dance that you will perform for your audition. There are FOUR sessions to choose from and you can sign up for the one that works for your family when you register online.  All registration is handled online via “STUDIO DIRECTOR” and should be completed before arriving. Please remember to bookmark this link as it also the place where you can order items from our online store, such as extra production shirts, cast photos and posters.

A parent or guardian must be present for Registration Night. Each session takes approximately an hour-and-a-half, and at the conclusion, you will receive your audition ticket which includes the date and time of your audition. If you have any questions or experience difficulty with registration, please email our Auditions Manager, Laura Callender.

  • August 20 – November 6, 2019
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:45 – 7 PM
  • Fridays (choreography by group), 4:45 – 7 PM
  • Saturdays, 10 AM – 6 PM

It is required to attend all scheduled rehearsals, with exceptions made for school activities and family emergencies. Missing rehearsals affects your child’s chorus partner, castmates and the overall quality of the show. If your child misses more than three (3) rehearsals, he or she will be placed on probation. You and your child will need to decide if missing rehearsal warrants placing your child in jeopardy of losing his/her part. Possible unwarranted absences would include birthday parties, sporting events and optional school events.

  • All missed rehearsals—including already scheduled conflicts – must include a notification/reminder to the Attendance Manager via email 24 hours before the missed rehearsal; or in the case of illness, as soon as
  • It is requested that you provide a “stand-in” who will teach them what they have missed. If your child has been “double-cast,” they may arrange to learn what they have missed with their
  • Rehearsal schedules are subject to change to make the most productive use of everyone’s time—However, there can and will be “down” times during rehearsals that cast members should expect.
  • Cast members are required to participate in all of their group performances.

Please pick your child up on time after rehearsal. Actors should only be at KCMT (rehearsals and performances) only when they are scheduled. We are not equipped to watch children who are not actively involved in rehearsals/performances.

 

CONFLICT CALENDAR

The Conflict Calendar plays an important role in casting a show. “Conflicts” that arise AFTER a show is cast are the same as “missing a rehearsal.” All KNOWN conflicts must be declared at registration. Absences that arise after the Conflict Calendar is submitted, must go through the Attendance Supervisor and could jeopardize your casting in the production. You can download a copy of the Oliver! Conflict Calendar HERE. It will also be emailed to you when you complete your registration.

 

PRODUCTION WEEKS

Production Weeks are the last two weeks on our rehearsal schedule. Absolutely no absences are allowed during production weeks. Leads are required not to participate in any overnight activities during production weeks. We require that you clear your child’s schedule of all outside activities during productions weeks. Extra activities during production weeks sap the energy from their performances. If at any time an actor or actress needs to be replaced due to unforeseen circumstances, permission and arrangements for their replacement MUST be coordinated through a Director.

The cast list will be posted approximately September 1, 2019