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oliver

 September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, 2015

 Palace Theatre
210 W. 4th Street
Vinton, IA  52349

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Director: Steve Arnold
Assistant Director: Monica Funk
Musical Directors: Sara Arnold, Judy Mitschelen
Choreographer: Joan Cooling-Noeller

 The curtain opens on the sinister interior of the workhouse and several pale-faced boys. Widow Corney (Holly Overturf), who runs the workhouse and Mr. Bumble (Chris Overturf), the parish beadle, serve the thin gruel. Oliver (Tucker Mensen) approaches Bumble with the entreaty, “Please sir, I want some more.” He is instantly subdued and locked up. Shortly after Oliver is led off by Bumble who sings the haunting Boy for Sale and Oliver is “sold” to the undertaker.

Oliver runs away, and is picked up in the streets by the Artful Dodger (Casey Funk) who cheers him up. Dodger leads him to Fagin’s (Larry Adams-Bowers) “home” where they are sent off on a pocket-picking expedition. The boys return later with stories of Oliver’s arrest, claims of innocence and transfer to the home of a rich old benefactor. Fearful that Oliver will give away their set-up, Fagin sends Nancy (Michala Martin) to get Oliver back.

At his new home, little Oliver has become a well-carried for boy. But the moment he sets foot outside the house, he is seized by Nancy and returned to Fagin. Meanwhile, Bumble and Mrs. Corney discover that Oliver has improved his situation in life and plot to get him back. Nancy, regretting her part in the capture of Oliver, plans to return him to his benefactor…What will the future hold for Oliver?

OLIVER!
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd.
and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Presented by arrangement with
TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022