Cast of Oliver! Announced

Auditions for the 2014 summer musical of the Baytown Little Theater, produced at the Lee College Performing Arts Center for the fourth season, have been held, and we are proud to announce the fifty member cast and the twenty-plus backstage and production staff who will support the production.

Taking the classic role of one of Charles Dickens’ more memorable characters is BLT veteran actor Jim Wadzinski. He is reprising the role he introduced to the BLT stage in its 1988 production. Joining Wadzinski will be twelve-year-old Tanner Files in the role of Oliver and Hunter Hall playing the popular role of the Artful Dodger. Also heading the cast will be BLT veteran actress Maegan Carnew Megginson as Nancy. Opposite her in the role of the villainous Bill Sykes is Ryan Martin, who has been featured in many previous BLT productions. Mike Tuneberg and BLT newcomer Janet Harrelson will appear in the roles of Mr. Bumble and the Widow Corney, respectively.

Helming the production is Kim Martin, BLT veteran director and current Lee College theatre instructor. He is assisted by Mary Lou Martin as assistant director, Beth Darby as stage manager, and Derek Gutierrez as Technical Director, with music direction by Mike Tuneberg and choreography by Jenny Johnson. The orchestra will be under the direction of highly respected Baytown conductor Dennis Eichler.

Intensive rehearsals will continue through the summer, and performances are August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10. Tickets may be purchased on the Lee College PAC website at www.Lee.edu/PAC.

The entire cast posting may be viewed at this link. A 5-page PDF document will be downloaded.

The 39 Steps opens the summer at BLT!

What do you get when you cross Abbott and Costello, Monty Python, and Alfred Hitchcock? A hilariously funny murder mystery called “The 39 Steps”.

Richard Hannay, who is about 5 foot something and very good looking, is bored, but not for long. He stumbles into a world of spies that will turn his world upside down after he meets a seductive secret agent, Annabella Schmidt. She catches his eye, but winds up dead in his flat before he can do anything about it. Now he is on the run to clear his name and save the world.

Along the road to redemption, he falls into the arms of a beautiful young woman named Pamela who can’t decide if she loathes him, or loves him. Then, he finds himself falling for Margaret Crofter, the wife of a Scottish farmer. Her feelings are mutual, but will she decide to leave the life she knows for the unknown?

Spies, murder and love abound as four extremely talented actors take you on a fast paced ride in this family friendly show. Hold on to your hats as they portray every character in the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film.

Will Hannay, who is so much better looking than he was before, get the girl? If so, which girl will he get? Will he save the day before the top secret secret information leaves the country and end the world as they know it?

Join us at the Baytown Little Theater for the answers to these questions and more as Rick Olsen plays Richard Hannay, Tabatha Poole plays Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret Crofter, and Katherine McKay and Edith A. Maldonado play EVERYONE else.

You can’t go wrong with this John Buchan story that has been adapted by Patrick Barlow and published by Samuel French. Production dates are: June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8:00 P.M., and June 8, 15, 22 at 2:30 P.M. Please call the box office at: 281-424-7617 for reservations, or click here to buy tickets online.

Oliver! Coming This Summer to BLT

Oliver! by Lionel Bart based on the Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist

Coming to Baytown Little Theater at the Lee College PAC, Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

Baytown Little Theater veteran actor/director, Kim Martin, is pleased to announce auditions for the theater’s upcoming 2014 summer musical, Oliver! Audition dates are June 8 & 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lee College Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Baytown.

There will be a cast of 50 adults & children, including 16 principal roles. An ensemble of 16 boys is needed for “Fagan’s boys” (girls will also be considered for this role) and must be at least 8 years of age by the date of auditions to be eligible for casting. An adult should accompany children under the ages of 12 years old to the auditions. Please visit the BLT website for a story synopsis and character ages. http://baytownlittletheater.org/show/?show=374

Auditions will consist of prepared monologues and scene readings from the script, solo and group singing of prepared song selections, and a dance combination that will be learned at the audition. Watch this site for more details and links to audition materials that will be posted in the near future.

All persons wishing to perform on stage must audition for singer, actor and/or dancer. A rehearsal schedule will be available online soon, and hard copies will be available at the auditions. Please, be prepared to list any schedule conflicts you might have during the course of the rehearsal process when you come to audition. All conflicts will be recorded for attendance purposes at rehearsals. Everyone is expected to adhere to recorded conflicts with no last minute changes. Too many conflicts during rehearsal dates may result in a person not being cast in the play. There should be no conflict dates for principal actors two weeks before performances (July 18-Aug 1). There should be no conflict dates for any cast and crew members the week of performances (July 27-Aug 1). Of course, all cast and crew members are expected to be in attendance for all performances. If you are interested in working on a crew, please contact Kim Martin through email <hmartin@lee.edu>.

Rehearsals will begin with a read-through of the script, Sun., June 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the PAC. The show will be performed Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m. and Aug. 3, 10 at 2:30 p.m.

For tickets go to: https://www.leecollegeonline.com/secure/pac/

Audition Details

For more information plus an audition form,  click on the following link:

Audition Information and Form

Oliver! Rehearsal Calendar

This link loads the document that is the scenes that will be used for read-from-the-script auditions. You are urged to review and practice.
Oliver! Audition Sides

Oliver! Audition Songs This download is the PDF of the vocal music

Below are links to MP3 files of the audition songs:
As Long As He Needs Me clip; Nancy

Consider Yourself clip; Dodger

Consider Yourself clip; All Cast and Chorus

Where is Love clip; Oliver

Food, Glorious Food clip; Boys’ Chorus