(L to R) Principal Creative Staff Stephen Chambers, Christopher Dwyer, Richard O’Donnell, Angela Conzone Dwyer, Ryan Woodard – photo by Kristine Weber

New Musical Comedy Adaptation of Oliver Twist Being Cast

St. John’s Conservatory Theater (SJCT) is holding Auditions Saturday, August 20, at 6:00 P.M. at their theater located in the St. John’s Parish House on the corner of Franklin and Knox in Ogdensburg, NY. This is an open call for all ages for their upcoming Fall musical comedy TWIST, based on the ever popular Charles Dickens’ classic OLIVER TWIST.

TWIST is a brand new twist on the Dickens’ tale with book, music, and lyrics by award-winning writer/composer Richard O’Donnell (under his pen name Brazillia R. Kreep), and will open this October for a three-week run (October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7 pm and matinees October 9, 16 & 23 at 2 pm).

Please prepare an A Capella song of your choice and be prepared to read from the script as well. Variety artists (such as comics, dancers, musicians, jugglers and the like) and adults are strongly encouraged to audition.

SJCT principal creative staff includes Executive Producer and Director R. O’Donnell, Musical Director and Choreographer Angela Conzone Dwyer, Arranger and Orchestrator Ryan C. McNally, Scenic and Prop Designer Stephen Chambers, Costume and Makeup Designer Karen Fischbeck, Technical Director and Production Coordinator Christopher Dwyer. Collectively they have over five decades of professional theatrical and academic experience including regional, stock, bus and truck, off-off-Broadway, off-Broadway, and Broadway stages.

Other vital SJCT personnel includes Rector Dr. Fr. Michael O’Donnell, assistant technical director Ryan Woodard, assistant costumer Ann Losurdo, house manager Sheila LaMere, and general manager Bill LaMere.

Tickets go on sale in mid-August and will be available electronically at for $10.00 (under TWIST or ST. JOHN’S CONSERVATORY THEATER) or at the door the night of the performances for a suggested donation of $15. For more information, please visit St. John’s Conservatory Theater’s Facebook page:

ST. JOHN’S CONSERVATORY THEATER is a not-for- profit company of actors, artisans, and artists. It is our vision to create educational, inspirational, and professional opportunities for local talent of all ages while presenting original musicals based on literature and legend.


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