Posted 11 months ago
By Scott Carlson
The North Platte Community Playhouse (NPCP) is proud to present the epic Lionel Bart musical, OLIVER! This is the third production of an already amazing season at the NPCP.
OLIVER! was first presented in London, where it played for 2,618 performances at the New Theatre. It played for 774 performances on Broadway at the Imperial and Shubert Theatres starring Georgia Brown and Clive Revill as Nancy and Fagin. It has been revived on Broadway several times, as in 1984 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, and in London in 1994 at the Palladium starring Jonathan Pryce as Fagin.
OLIVER! tells the story of a young orphan, and his journey from a London workhouse, to joining Fagin and his group of pickpockets, all while searching for unconditional love and acceptance. The show features many epic numbers including “Food Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” and many more. Audiences will not be disappointed with this production!
The NPCP presented this epic musical in 1995, and has decided to revive the production due to its huge popularity.
The show will make a six night run February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Tickets sales will begin on Monday February 4 and are $15 for Adults and $8 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.com, at the NPCP Box Office Monday-Friday from Noon-5:00pm, by calling (308) 532-8559 or at the door prior to any of the performances. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm and Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00pm.
The production is directed by Scott Carlson and John Hales with musical director Lori Swanson, Choreographer Amariah Hodgen and Stage Manager Bryan Solko.
OLIVER! is produced through a special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
The cast has shown extreme dedication and are anxious to share their amazing talent with Central Nebraska. Cast members are:
|Oliver Twist||Drew Phillips|
|Artful Dodger||George Gipe|
|Bill Sykes||Josh Gesinski|
|Mr. Bumble||Tom Clements|
|Widow Corney||Lodelia Baxter|
|Mr. Sowerberry||Ben Bartholomew|
|Mrs. Sowerberry||Shawna Beeler|
|Mr. Brownlow||John Browers|
|Noah Claypole||Seth Vapenik|
|Mrs. Bedwin||Debra Sylvia|
|Dr. Grimwig||Morris Turner|
|Old Sally||Kayla Turner|
|Charley Bates||Tanner Hand|
|Old Lady||Forence Gonzales-Todd|
|Rose Seller||Shawna Beeler|
|Milk Maid||Tiffany Wood|
|Strawberry Seller||Amariah Hodgen|
|Knife Grinder||Richard Sylvia|
|Workhouse Children||Ciera Carlson, Jaylee Shaner, Cecelia Fuller, Beth Goentzel, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier, Krystal Rauterkus, Chloe Wiegand, Emberleigh Lehman, Rachel Young, Kaylee Carlson, McKinley Ponce, Brenna McAdam, Molly Young, Ella Harmon, Oban Sandoval, Sam Mackley,|
|Fagin’s Gang||Ciera Carlson, Cecelia Fuller, Beth Goentzel, Emberleigh Lehman, Oban Sandoval, Matt Walker, Luke McKeon, Seth Mavigliano, Halie Fleecs, Katelyn Walker, Bridget McKeon, Sydney McGahan, Alyssa Waits, Sidney Brinker, Cassie Brown, Ally Hasenauer,Will Huffman|
|Adult Chorus||Allison Klimek, Seth Vapenik, Tiffany Wood, Debra Sylvia, Amariah Hodgen, Deb Wurl|