Published DateMEREDITH — Fifty years after it first appeared on Broadway, The Streetcar Company will present Lionel
Bart's classic musical Oliver! at Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium on April 26,27, 28.
The first Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit, Oliver premiered in New York in January of 1963. Several revivals, and a Best Picture Oscar winning movie later, the story retains its charm and character following the orphan Oliver Twist through his trials and tribulations in the seedy backdrop of 1830s London.
The audience will easily recognize the familiar toe tapping and poignant standards such as Consider Yourself, Where is Love and Who Will Buy to mention a few.
Directed by Matt Demko with assistant director duties handled by Braeden Alward, this presentation features over 60 performers and numerous production staff from many of the surrounding Lakes Region communities.
Local choral director and voice teacher, Karen Jordan, and choreographer Amelia Hamilton-Miller are leading the cast through their musical paces along with accompanist, Phil Breton. Producers J Alward and Doreen Richards head up the technical side of the production overseeing costumes, set, props and the many other aspects of a show that together bring live theater to the stage.
Tickets will be available soon at Greenlaw's Music in Downtown Laconia and The Innisfree Bookstore in Meredith. For more information go to www.streetcarcompany.com .