NOW EXTENDED!

November 14 – December 30, 2018

After a hard day’s labor in a parish workhouse for children, a nine-year-old orphan named Oliver asks for a second serving of gruel. The workhouse master, annoyed by Oliver’s impertinence, sells him into an apprenticeship with a drunken undertaker and his abusive wife. Fearing for his life, the boy escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger and a band of juvenile pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Oliver discovers heroes and villains in all manner of strange places as he learns how to survive and thrive on the streets of the city. Including such favorite songs as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ social satire of 19th-century London remains a cherished musical for all ages.

Onstage Seating

A limited number of seats that are integrated into the set are available at every performance. The onstage seating arrangement brings a new level of immersion to the Sedgwick Theater stage, dropping the audience right in the middle of the action. Audiences can join the orphans at the workhouse benches, pick a pocket or two with Fagin and his gang in the thieves’ den, and sing (and drink) along with the people of London at the Three Cripples Tavern in a one of a kind, immersive experience. Special packages are available exclusively to onstage ticket holders that include two drink tickets, a show poster, and an exclusive numbered art print, created and signed by resident artist Lee Cortopassi.

For information about student matinees please email Laura@QuintessenceTheatre.org.

Run time: 2 hours and 25 minutes

PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED: Charles Dickens’ tale explores themes such as capitalism, prostitution, domestic violence and homicide.

The Ensemble

Oliver Twist ………………………………………………..…………..… Lyam David Kilker

Oliver Twist …………………………………………………………….... Benjamin Snyder

Fagin ……………………………………………………………….…….…. Wallace Acton*

Nancy/Ensemble ……………………………………………….……. Hanna Gaffney

Bill Sikes/Ensemble …………………………………………………. Brock Vickers*

Mr. Bumble/Ensemble ……………………………………………… Bradley Mott*

The Artful Dodger …………………………………………………….. Jacob Entenman

Bet/Ensemble …………………………………………………………… Tasha Waters

Mr. Sowerberry/Mr. Brownlow ……………………………….. Steven Wright*

Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedwin ………………………………... Marcia Saunders*

Widow Corney/Ensemble ……………………………..……….. Eleni Delopoulos*

Charlotte/Ensemble ………………………………………………… Kristin Devine

Noah Claypole/Ensemble ……………………………………….. Daniel Miller

Children’s Ensemble ………………………………………………. Mia Bompensa, Cole Byrne,

Susannah Hughes, Ethan Jih-Cook, Blaze Mann, Cella Reser, Caleb Ward, Camiel Warren Taylor

The Creative Team

Direction .............................................................................. Alexander Burns

Set Design ........................................................................... Doug Greene

Lighting Design ................................................................... Jojo Glodek

Costume Design .................................................................. Christina Bullard

Music Direction ..................................................................... Tom Fosnocht 

Choreography ........................................................................ Kaki Burns

Fight Director ……………………………………………………………….. Eli Lynn

Dialect Coach .......................................................................... Leah Gabriel

Production Stage Manager ...............................…................ Maggie Davis*

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)