Melbourne High and Mac.Robertson Girls High School
Present Their Combined 2018 School Musical
Present Their Combined 2018 School Musical
of the 2003 West End Version of Lionel Bart’s
The ground-breaking British musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel premiered on London’s West End in June 1960 and ran for over 2,600 performances. The revival production played to packed houses from 1994 to 1998 and the new revised West End production from 2008 until 2011 before embarking on a two-year UK tour. This much-loved musical vividly brings to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. The show is full of Lionel Bart’s irresistible songs including ‘Food Glorious Food’, ‘Consider Yourself’, You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two’, ‘I’d Do Anything’, ‘Oom Pah Pah’, ‘As Long As He Needs Me’ and many more. It follows the adventures of the orphan Oliver as he escapes his bleak and lonely workhouse existence, journeys to London, and is taken in by a gang of apprentice pickpockets. When he’s falsely accused of exposing the gang by the frightening Bill Sykes, he discovers he has more friends than he ever imagined.
Watch the trailer of the UK Tour (the concept for our show):
About the Cast
Oliver! boasts a large cast of main and supporting players and a large Chorus – several with lines and singing solos.
Download Cast Information (PDF)
Register Your Expression of
Interest to Audition
Please register by Wednesday 13 December
In the ‘comment’ section, please provide the following information:
1. Your year level in 2018 (e.g. year 9, year 11).
2. Preferred audition time (this will help us organise appropriate time slots).
3. To help us organise your audition, please specify which role or roles you are interested in (your choices here are by no means binding)
Thursday 14 December
Casting for Oliver! is almost done!
We are still looking to cast the following principal roles:
Final audition date is Thursday 14 December from 10:30 to 3:30.
You will need to register by Wednesday 13 December. Please do not register unless you have parental / guardian approval.
Below are the songs to prepare for the role you'd like to audition for, including the Chorus. Click on the title(s) to download the sheet music.
You are only required to prepare those sections of the song(s) that have been marked on the sheet music. Of course, you are welcome to prepare the entire song, but this is not necessary.
Please note: You may be required to sing all the section(s) of the song(s) or only part of the section at your audition.
Tip: Make sure you are acting and moving while you sing your song. This is a traditional musical theatre piece, not a choir or solo concert performance. Your song performance is the only part of the audition you can prepare in advance. Make the most of it. Show us your very best. Learn your song and prepare it so you can sing well and act and move to it at the same time. The mood of the song should be conveyed – e.g. its drama, sadness, humour, tension, gaiety, etc. – through your delivery, movements, and actions.
Download Sheet Music
‘Where is Love’ and ‘Who Will Buy?’
‘Reviewing The Situation’ & ‘Pick a Pocket’
‘Consider Yourself’ and ‘Who Will Buy?’
Audition Information Pack
Please read through all the information before completing the audition forms and registering your expression of interest for an audition.
Download Audition Information Pack (PDF)
Qualities to work for in your singing part audition:
1. Diction – you articulate each word so we can understand you
2. Pitch – you sing in tune, with the correct pitch
3. Emphasis – your singing tells a story and creates interest in the listener
4. Volume – you sing loud enough for us to hear you and apply breath control
5. Poise – you sing with confidence and composure, using good singing posture
Qualities to work for in your speaking part audition:
Scripts will be provided on the day of the audition
1. Diction – articulate each word so we can understand you
2. Inflection & Emphasis – you change the pitch of the words so you are not monotone and you emphasize, or say louder and slower, important words
3. Volume – speak loud enough for us to hear you
4. Poise – speak with confidence and composure