by Lionel Bart
Directed by Patrick Nims
Tony Award and Academy Award-winning Oliver! brings to life the harsh streets of Victorian England from Charles Dicken's novel Oliver Twist. Follow Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, as he escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a gang of pickpockets. When he is wrongfully accused of a crime, he is rescued by a wealthy benefactor. His new, comfortable life is threatened when the girlfriend of one of the pickpocket leaders is forced to kidnap him back to the gang. Filled with spirited, memorable songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece.
This is Ceci’s 4th show in just the last year here at the Playhouse. She started as a member of the ensemble in Annie last holiday season. In April, she wowed us all as the curious and cool-headed young Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird and then portrayed the shy, young Louise in Gypsy.
Gus was a student of the Home School program here at the Playhouse when Juliet Noonan, his instructor and the Education Director of the School of Drama, suggested he audition for Oliver! Now he’s singing and dancing, and making us cry and laugh in the lead role in this heartwarming adventure musical.
"...a production not to miss this season. The cast, both principals and ensemble, is terrific, including a fantastic group of young actors, and supremely talented adults..."
"…the performers are exuberantly entertaining across the whole range of acting, singing, and dancing…"
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