Consider yourself at home with Oliver Twist…and an extra twist!

Wild Horse Children’s Theater is looking for actors, singers and dancers, ages 8-18, for a reimaged steampunk version of "Oliver! JR.” Based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, this musical won the Tony and Olivier Awards, and is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture! It is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

To make the classic musical fresh and fun, we will be merging the classic Charles Dickens-based musical with steampunk elements, which melds steam power-era style and technology with science fiction fantasy. The classic characters will be costumed in elaborate steampunk ensembles, which borrow from British Victorian and American frontier-era fashion, with extra flourishes, such as aviator goggles and metallic detailing. Since the show is set during the industrial revolution, it provides the perfect backdrop for a Steampunk theme!

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 mastermind criminal, 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.

Oliver! JR. is full of classic songs like “Consider Yourself”, “Food Glorious Food”, and “Ooom-Pah-Pah”, and perfectly showcases the talents of a large ensemble cast.

AUDITIONS: Monday, August 22 4-7:00, Tuesday, August 23 4-7:00. Callbacks on Thursday, August 25 at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall. Auditions are by appointment only! You must sign up for an audition slot!


AGES: 8-18*: *Please note: Although our usual policy is to find a role for everyone who auditions, if you are under the age of 10, we cannot guarantee you will be cast in this show. If you are 8 or 9 years old, with dance training, you may audition, but we are NOT taking everyone under the age of 10 who auditions. Young actors must be mature, independent, self-sufficient and be able to endure the rigor of a demanding rehearsal schedule for a production with adult content.



If you have any questions, email See you on stage!