If you know a kid who’s got serious stage potential, take note.

Gretna Theatre is looking for local child actors to star in its upcoming production of the Oliver! musical. 11 parts are up for consideration including the title role. Applicants should be between 6-12 years old and Oliver himself should be 9-11 years.

The musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist tells the story of the orphan Oliver as he navigates street life in Victorian London. The young boy falls in with a group of pickpockets after escaping the horrible workhouse in which he was raised from birth. The play premiered in 1960 and found great success on Broadway, and was eventually turned into a 1968 film.

The Mt. Gretna Playhouse, which is rented by the nonprofit Gretna Theatre.

Auditions will be held by appointment in early May, before the first rehearsal on July 2nd. The show will be held at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse on July 18-21.

To be considered for auditions, mail a resume/picture and cover letter to Gretna Theatre, Attn Oliver Kids, PO Box 578, Mount Gretna, PA 17064.

Josh Groh is a Cornwall native and writer who began reporting for LebTown in 2019. He continued to regularly contribute to LebTown while earning a degree in environmental science at Lebanon Valley College, graduating in 2021. Since then, he has lead conservation crews in Colorado and taken on additional...


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