Theater at Hoffman Estates Park District

Through the talented HOTT (Helping Others Through Theater) Productions and their all-volunteer staff mentor Hoffman Estates Park District Youth in theater classes at the Triphahn Center.

Join HOTT Productions for Auditions and Classes for “Oliver!”

HOTT PRODUCTIONS, NFP-Helping Others Through Theatre, together with YOUTH HOTT-Hands On Theatre Training, announce class registration and auditions for Lionel Bart’s “OLIVER!”

A True Community Theater Opportunity

Actors, singers, and dancers of ALL ages are invited to join us and experience the thrill of drama and theater. HOTT PRODUCTIONS, NFP brings OLIVER! to the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Performing Arts in Schaumburg from September 27-29, 2024. This is a unique opportunity for grandparents, parents, friends, neighbors, and children of all ages to perform together!

Auditions for Actors Ages 5-10:

  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Actors aged 5-10 cast as workhouse orphans and/or family ensemble will also need to attend rehearsals during production week beginning Sunday, September 22, 2024.

Class/Rehearsals for Actors Ages 5-10:

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 27
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Auditions for Actors Ages 10-100:

  • Date: Wednesday, July 17
  • Time: 5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Rehearsals for actors ages 10 and above will primarily take place on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings. Occasional Saturday morning rehearsals may be required. Attendance during production week beginning Sunday, September 22, 2024, is mandatory.


  • Hoffman Estates Park District, Triphahn Center
  • 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL

Audition Registration is a TWO-STEP PROCESS:

  1. Register and pay on the HEParks program page: Register Here
  2. Fill out the HOTT Productions NFP form: Fill Out Form

No appointments necessary! Come ready to learn a song excerpt from the show and a dance combination.

Participation Fee: $150.00 per actor

Show Synopsis:

“Consider Yourself” at home in Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’s “Oliver Twist.” This Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is widely acclaimed as a true theatrical masterpiece. Set in the streets of Victorian England, the story follows Oliver, a malnourished workhouse orphan who becomes the apprentice of an undertaker, eventually escaping and finding himself among a group of child pickpockets led by the cunning Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him in. Fearing for his safety, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and sympathetic Nancy to kidnap Oliver back, threatening his chances of discovering the true love of a family. Featuring award-winning songs like “Food Glorious Food,” “Where is Love?,” “Consider Yourself,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Who Will Buy?,” and “Reviewing the Situation,” Oliver is a true piece of musical theater history!

For any questions, please contact: hottproductions@gmail.com