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Community Theater
at its Best

2015/16 Season

Ticket sales/exchanges for City of Angels begin Aug. 1
and for remaining shows on Oct. 4
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July 23--Aug 2, 2015


  • Directed by Peter Natale
  • Book by J.M. Barrie, Music and Lyrics by Piers Chater Robinson.
  • Presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library

Oliver Twist, the name given by a workhouse warden to a boy born in the workhouse orphanage, who has never felt loved or accepted, manages to escape from the harsh workhouse. Managing his way to London, Oliver feels accepted for the first time in his life, is welcomed into a group of other young boys, headed by the Artful Dodger, who make wallets under the direction of Fagin. What Oliver is initially unaware of is that they are really a band of pickpockets, One of Fagin's associates is Bill Sikes, whose girlfriend, Nancy, is devoted to him. Oliver looks to Nancy as his one true friend, especially needed when he discovers what Fagin and the boys actually do. Oliver eventually comes to the attention of wealthy Mr. Brownlow. Out of circumstance, Bill Sikes sees Oliver as both an asset and a liability, but one that needs to be kept enslaved under his direction. Nancy has to decide whether to be loyal to Bill to help him keep Oliver, or do what is best for Oliver by helping him escape, especially as she knows that Brownlow is looking for Oliver when he learns of Oliver's true heritage. Come and be One of the Family this summer at Oliver, a family friendly musical!

This is a special event and not part of the Player's season. As such, it requires buying a ticket.