Oliver!

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart


Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

Production Team for Oliver!

Director: Laura Meyer

Assistant Director: Nikki Anthony

Producer: Bobby Komendera

Musical Director: Jennifer Keeley

Set Designer: Adam Wogomon

Scenic Artist (paint): Bill Wild

Set Dresser (props): Nikki Anthony

Lighting Designer: Jim Milcarek

Lighting Assistant: Declan Rice

Costumes: Sharon Kienitz

Hair/Makeup: Kaelie Winebrenner





Cast of Oliver!

Oliver: Eli Gowan

Fagin: Robert Richter

Artful Dodger: Erika Frye

Bill Sykes: Alexander Bonner

Nancy: Adrianna LeDonne

Bet: Ella Rucinski

Mr. Bumble: Tom LeDonne

Widow Corney: Kathy Chase

Mr. Brownlow: Thom Nelson

Mr. Sowerberry: Noel Carlson

Mrs. Sowerberry/Milkmaid: Al Dines

Charlotte: Lexi Passmore

Noah Claypole: Brandon Branco

Doctor Grimwig: Rick Henderson

Mrs. Bedwin: Rhonda Brennan

Old Lady: Lara West

Rose Seller/Sally: Erika Kilbourne

Strawberry Seller: Susie Richter

Long Song Sheet Seller: Tara Lonzo

Charley Bates: Knowles McMeen

Bob: Foster McMeen

Policeman: Chris West

Policeman: Adam Wogomon

Children Ensemble:

Isaac Bitter

Olivia Branco

Selah Branco

Silas Branco

Jude Gowan

Annabelle Kilbourne

Nat Parkinson-Kilbourne

Jerry Kilbourne

Delany McMeen

Faith Minich

Addison Moore

Dune Pendergast

Amber VanLue

Katelyn West


Giveback @ Culver's (LaPorte)

January 24 - Open Hours

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 7PM

Submissions Due March 1, 2023

February 8 - 6PM

at Footlight Theatre

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