July 19-24, 2011
at the Wells Fargo Pavilion
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Music and lyrcis by Lionel Bart. Based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.
The dramatic musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel about the orphan who dared to ask for more. Oliver’s adventure takes him through London’s underworld of pickpockets and ruffians and to the truth about his past. The Tony-winning score features beloved classic songs “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself (at Home)” and "I'd Do Anything.” First time at Music Circus in 14 years!
“Oliver!” stars Christopher Bones as Oliver, Matthew Gumley as the Artful Dodger, Ron Wisniski as Fagin and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Nancy. Ron Wisniski is familiar to Music Circus audiences, having appeared in Monty Python's “Spamalot,” “Oklahoma!,” “Funny Girl,” “Hairspray,” “My Fair Lady,” “Annie,” “Les Miserables,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
Jacquelyn Piro Donovan holds the distinction of being the first actor to have played the roles of both Cosette and Fantine in "Les Miserables" on Broadway. She last appeared at Music Circus as Grizabella in “Cats.” The production will be directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford who directed last summer's “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
"Oliver!" is recommended for theatregoers 8 and over.
All photos from the 2011 Music Circus production of "Oliver!" by Charr Crail.