Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist (Avery Martin) as he navigates the London underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger (Joe Timmer), he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin (Jeff Massey). When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman (Denny Schneider), to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes (Richard Hans). Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy (Becky Britten), who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.
Awards: Tony award best original score.
November 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm
November 15 and 22 at 3:00 pm
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