Oliver! The Musical: Final Weekend

By Leigh Macmillen Hayes

Special to The News

FINAL PREPARATIONS — Peter Allen as Fagin offers introductory advice as he sings, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” in the upcoming production of Oliver! The Musical presented by the Lake Region Community Theatre. (Photo by Leigh Macmillen Hayes)

The Lake Region Community Theatre’s production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! The Musical runs for one more weekend at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the show with three final performances — tomorrow night and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Based on the Dickens’ novel about Oliver Twist, this family favorite play will have you singing along as you watch the action on stage. London is the setting for the timeless Broadway musical whose famous score includes Food, Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything and As Long As He Needs Me.

Oliver! is top notch. This show has one of the great scores. It’s a Dickens of a show.” Joel Siegel, WABC-TV

This LRCT production features a cast of over 60. Oliver Clay-Storm portrays Oliver, while Natasha Repass stars in the role of Nancy. Peter Allen brings the miser Fagin to life. The cast ranges in age from four to well over 40.

Directing this large group is Mary Bastoni of Fryeburg. Choreography is handled by Pam Collins-Stahle of Windham. Michelle Brenner designed the costumes. Patrice Foley-Olsen and Mary Brown are in charge of the props. Greg Harris designed and built the set with the help of his son Brian. Sound and light design is by Adam Vachon and Shep Hayes. The producers are Janet Ver Planck, Jyselle Watkins and Lew Krainin.

Oliver! is produced by licensed arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd. Norway Savings Bank and Hancock Lumber are the proud sponsors of the show.

Tickets, priced at $15 for adults and $12 for students age 12 and under, are available at various outlets. Check the advertisement in this newspaper and visit the website at www.lrctme.org for more information about tickets and dinner discounts at local establishments before the show.

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