Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

CVLT Auditions

CVLT Needs Your Talent!

A CVLT AuditionChagrin Valley Little Theatre depends on volunteer talent for all of its plays each season. Our auditions are open to anyone with an interest in performing in community theater. Age ranges, experience levels and other requirements change from production to production, so keep your eyes on us - you just may be the one we're looking for!

Auditions are publicized right here on our website, as well as via our mailing list, our Facebook page, our Twitter feed and via Fred Sternfeld's the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL). You may also find our audition notices in your local newspapers from time to time.

TBA at River Street Playhouse

Auditions TBA.

Show dates Oct. 17 - Nov. 1, 2014


Auditions: Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th 1-3PM
Call-Backs: Monday August 25th 7PM

Rehearsal dates: Sundays thru Thursday starting September 21
Performance dates: Nov 14th thru Dec 14th, 2014
Friday & Saturday evenings Nov 14 thru Dec 13th
Sunday afternoons: Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec14

Director—Michael J Rogan:, cell 440-781-9235
Producer: Julia Wolff
Musical director: John Krol
Choreographer: Jen Justice
Stage Manager: Helen Rizi

Prepare 32 bars of music and come dressed for movement. Director is looking for a large cast. Director encourages family participation and involvement.


No roles have been pre-cast.

Character breakdown:

Oliver—orphan workhouse boy, Boy age 10-14 soprano
Artful Dodger—a street kid, girl or boy age 12+ OR a young woman of short stature, soprano
Fagin—middle-aged leader of a children's band of thieves, Baritone
Nancy—Bill Sykes' girlfriend, has "been around the block", woman age 20-40 Alto
Bill Sykes—feared master criminal, sociopath, Baritone
Mr. Bumble—Master of the workhouse, baritone-tenor
Widow Corney—mistress of the workhouse, sharp tongued, soprano
Bet—Nancy's friend, alto
Mr. Brownlow—older gentleman, Oliver's grandfather, baritone
Mr. Sowerberry—creepy undertaker, baritone
Mrs. Sowerberry—the undertaker's wife, soprano
Noah Claypole—undertaker's apprentice, older teenager/young man
Charlotte—Sowerberry's dtr attracted to Noah, older teenager/young woman
Dr. Grimwig—Doctor, upper class, friend of Mr. Brownlow
Mrs. Bedwin—housekeeper works for Mr. Brownlow, soprano

Other featured Roles: Rose Seller (mezzo), Strawberry seller (soprano), Milk Maid (soprano), Knife Grinder (Baritone), Long Song Seller (Tenor), Old Sally, Old Lady, The Charman, Charley Bates

Chorus is very active and will include:

Boys and girls aged 6-16 to include Orphans and Pickpockets
Women age 16 and up to include Saloon girls and Londoners
Men age 16 and up to include Bar patrons and Londoners


Directed by Laurel Bryant
Auditions: October 19 & 20, 2014

Show dates: Jan. 16 - Feb. 7, 2015


Directed by Stephen Kay
Auditions: December 8 & 9, 2014

Show Dates: Feb. 20 - Mar. 7, 2015


Directed by Claudia Lillibridge
Auditions: January 18 & 19, 2015

Show Dates: Mar. 27 - Apr. 18, 2015


Directed by Barbara L. Rhoades
Auditions: February 15 & 16, 2015

Show Dates: Apr. 17 - May 2, 2015


Directed by Barbara L. Rhoades
Auditions: April 7 & 8, 2015

Show Dates: May 29 - June 20, 2015


Directed by Michael J. Rogan
Auditions: May 2, 3, & 4, 2015

Show Dates: July 17 - Aug. 15, 2015


Directed by Yvonne E. Pilarczyk
Script submission deadline April 1, 2015. Auditions TBA.

Show Dates: July 24 - Aug. 15, 2015