Auditions

23 Aug

We had our first Auditions session for Oliver Twisting last Tuesday night.

Wow!

Usually we have 10 or so per audition when we start a new play season. Last Tuesday, we had 21 show, plus several parents of teens. We had over 10 teenagers and 5 or more elementary age kids show up!

Not only was it great to see that many show up, but many who came were very skilled and a few were absolutely brilliant! I cannot wait to see them on stage for this play!

We really encouraged these auditioneers to be as animated and serious as possible. They focused and really gave their best. On the other hand, there was so much energy and excitement, I could hardly keep people in their seats. This is a good sign. 🙂

I also encouraged these new actors to read the original OLIVER TWIST novel by Charles Dickens. If you get some time, maybe you could check it out as well. You can even read it online for free since it is long since been in public domain. And of course you can buy a ebook or paperback copy.

Oliver lived in a very difficult world. He was poor, and he was an orphan. At that time (England in the 1840’s) he would have been the lowest of the low. People really treated young, poor orphans with disgust. Sorry to say, the religious establishment sometimes treated them even worse than society as a whole.

The journey Oliver takes is not a light one. There are troubling situations and yet, there is a divine touch to this story – somehow, even Oliver has a destiny. But in order to find it, he must survive many hardships, tests, and harrowing situations.

I pray and hope that this play will inspire and encourage, and convict.

Pray for us as we move into alot of rehearsing and practicing!

Until next time…

P Jeff

 

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