Oliver!


Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Rebecca Groeb
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Robert Cindric


PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES:
Fri, Oct 20 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Oct 21 at 7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 22 at 2:00 PM

PLOT SUMMARY: Based on Charles Dickens' OLIVER TWIST, this story set in Victorian England centers around the young orphan boy, Oliver, as he does his best to navigate the dark and gritty London underworld of theft and violence, desperately searching for a home, a family, and most importantly, love.

When Oliver is quickly befriended by the slightly older but much more street savvy, the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving but charismatic, Fagin.

Suddenly, Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he did not commit, and is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin's violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted and well-meaning Nancy, who is trapped under Bill's thumb but desperate to come to Oliver's rescue.


CAST LIST FOR SALINE AREA PLAYERS OLIVER!:

Oliver Twist: Michael Dineen
The Artful Dodger: Lucia Patti
Fagin: Alan Day
Bill Sikes: Richard Knapp
Nancy: Kara Fay Cardella
Mr. Bumble: Gary Glover
Widow Corney: Patti Ringe
Mr. Sowerberry: Brent Lofgren
Mrs. Sowerberry: Mary Rumman
Bet: Lauren Ferin
Mr. Brownlow: TBA
Noah Claypole: Philip Gibson
Charlotte: Alayna Musson
Dr. Grimwig: Jerry Doty
Mrs. Bedwin: Bonnie Black
Old Sally: Wendy Fritz
Charley Bates: Luke Johnson

ADULT ENSEMBLE:
Lase Agbehi
Bonnie Black
Tess Carichner
Barbara Day
Jerry Doty
Lauren Ferin
Wendy Fritz
Philip Gibson
Sarah Gibson
Gary Glover
Rich Hamman
Jimmy Lancaster
Delia Leon
Brent Lofgren
Alayna Musson
Christina Ozminkowski
Patti Ringe
Mary Rumman
Deb Warila
Gilbert Warila

FAGIN'S GANG:
Neah Bloch
Ayden Burton
Elijah DeCook
Chloe Dillen
Rowen Dillen
Lucy Dineen
Madeline Dineen
Madeline Finocchiaro
Sarah Hamman
Katie Holmes
Luke Johnson
Quin Johnson
Mackenna Kofahl
Campbell Murphy
Gianpaolo Patti
Lucia Patti
Nathanyel Sarment
Ava VerLee
Everett Warila
Noor Zaitounh

WORKHOUSE KIDS:
Harper Jane Adkins
Abby Austin
Neah Bloch
Ayden Burton
Olivia Cummings
Elijah DeCook
Chloe Dillen
Jane Dillen
Liam Dillen
Rowen Dillen
Lucy Dineen
Madeline Dineen
Michael Dineen
Madeline Finocchiaro
Andrew Hamman
Sarah Hamman
Katie Holmes
Luke Johnson
Quin Johnson
Mackenna Kofahl
Sophia Kopinski
Harrison Leon
Campbell Murphy
Gianpaolo Patti
Nathanyel Sarment
Parker Sitarski
Ava VerLee
Everett Warila
Noor Zaitounh

Thanks again to everyone who auditioned. Due to the strong efforts put forth by all, our final decisions were extremely difficult. Please email Rebecca Groeb at groebr@salineschools.org by Tuesday, August 8th as to whether you accept or decline your role. The read-through will take place on Tuesday, August 22nd from 7-9 pm in the high school auditorium. A long-term rehearsal schedule and scripts will be distributed at this time. We are excited by our cast and look forward to getting started!

Rebecca L. Groeb - Artistic Director
Bob Cindric - Musical Director
Sara Honsowetz - Producer