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Magical Starlight Theatre announces auditions on Oct. 27-28 for ‘Oliver’


Performances of the musical will be held Jan. 18-20 and 25-27, 2013

Children and adults are invited to audition on Oct. 27-28 for Magical Starlight Theatre’s January 2013 production of Lionel Bart’s musical, “Oliver.”

Telling the familiar Dickens’ story of an orphan who asks for more, the musical includes the favorites, “Consider Yourself,” “Food Glorious Food,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”

Auditions will be held at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, located at 305 W. Jackson Ave. in downtown Naperville. Children must be in fourth grade or above to audition.

Actors in fourth through eighth grade may audition either on Saturday, Oct. 27 or Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1:00-2:30PM. High school and adult actors may audition on either day from 2:30-4PM. Call backs, if necessary, will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7PM.

All those auditioning will be required to perform cold readings from the script, sing from 32 measures of a prepared song of their choice, and participate in a dance/movement audition. Rehearsals will generally be scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons between Nov. 1 and Jan. 10, with a holiday break between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6. Daily rehearsals will begin Jan. 13. There will be eight performances on the weekends of Jan. 18-20 and 25-27 provided.

Magical Starlight Theatre is a program of The Naperville Park District. Magical Starlight strives to include community actors and production staff of all ages in its productions and provides a unique opportunity for adults and young people to work together as peers and learn from one another.

For more information about preparing for the audition or about Magical Starlight Theatre, visit www.magicalstarlighttheatre.org.

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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.