It's a Fine Life!

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, an orphan, escapes his workhouse life and heads to London where finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. This Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a glorious theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike!

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Oct 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 19th @ 2:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 20th @ 2:30pm
  • Sunday, Oct 20th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday September 9, 2019 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen:

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Show Notes:

Auditions, Callbacks and Rehearsals
North Run Baptist Church

2100 Lydell Drive, Richmond, VA 23228
Tech Week and Performances
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Auditions and Callbacks
Auditions: Monday, August 26, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Tuesday, August 27, 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cast List Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Sep 6 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 1st PARENT MEETING and Production Fee Due (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Sep 7 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mon, Sep 9 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Sep 13 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Sep 14 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mon, Sep 16 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Sep 20 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Sep 21 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mon, Sep 23 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Sep 27 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Sep 28 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mon, Sep 30 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Oct 4 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 2nd PARENT MEETING (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Oct 5 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mon, Oct 7 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Oct 11 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Oct 12 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Costume fittings and headshots at the CWorks warehouse will be scheduled at a later date.
Mon, Oct 14 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Tue, Oct 15 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Wed, Oct 16 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Thur, Oct 17 (11:00 a.m. call, Final Dress at 1:00 p.m. – Cast must miss school this day.)
6 Performances
Cast must stay on site until the end of the final performance of the day.
Thur, Oct 17 @ 7:00 p.m. (11 a.m. call)
Fri, Oct 18 @ 7:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. call)
Sat, Oct 19 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. call)
Sun, Oct 20 @ 2:30 p.m.  & 7:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. call)


Oliver Twist

An orphaned workhouse boy, sweet, bright, and innocent.


A conniving career criminal with a humorous side, he runs a “training academy” for young pickpockets.

The Artful Dodger

The cleverest and brightest of Fagin's pupils.


A graduate of Fagin's academy, she is pretty, intelligent, and in love with Bill.

Bill Sikes

A villain in his prime, he is rough and tough with a dangerous selfishness.

Mr. Bumble

The comedic and pompous Beadle of the workhouse.

Mrs. Corney

A sharp-tongued, domineering widow and mistress of the workhouse.


Nancy’s most loyal friend, also a graduate of Fagin’s.

Mr. Sowerberry

The strange undertaker who buys Oliver to work in the funeral home.

Mrs. Sowerberry

Mr. Sowerberry's wife – she has more business savvy than her husband.


The Sowerberry's flirty young daughter.

Noah Claypole

Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice.

Mr. Brownlow

A kind older gentleman of wealth and breeding.

Dr. Grimwig

An upper-class doctor and friend of Mr. Brownlow.

Mrs. Bedwin

The Brownlow's warm housekeeper.

Old Sally

An old woman who holds the key to Oliver’s past.

Charley Bates

One of Fagin's boys and Dodger’s sidekick.


Featured vocalists, workhouse orphans, bow street runners, street vendors and crowd, Fagin's gang, etc.