Fountain City Festival is excited to bring the classic musical, Oliver to life on the stage this summer. Charles Dickens’ timeless characters and ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more has been told throughout the world, and now the Tony-Award winning British musical by Lionel Bart is coming to the Bryan Arts and Education Auditorium.
Oliver the musical, follows the journey of our hero, Oliver, a young boy portrayed by Noah Widman of Bryan, who leaves the destitute of an orphanage workhouse and meets the Artful Dodger, played by Cory Yosick of Bryan, in the streets of London. Oliver’s world is turned upside down when Dodger introduces him to the cunning and sly leader of a gang of pickpockets, Fagin, portrayed by Denver Henderson of Bryan.
With a cast of over 50 local performers, Oliver is under the direction of Crystal Bowers of Bryan, accompanied by Lora Knight, vocal director, Rachel Banks, choreographer, Megan Allman, children’s director, and AJ Yosick, producer.
Oliver the musical will be performed July 30, 31, and August 1st at 7:30 p.m. and also Sunday, August 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Bryan Arts and Education Auditorium on the corner of Main Street and Beech Street in Bryan, Ohio. Tickets are available online at www.fcflive.com and are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the Bryan Chamber of Commerce beginning July 20th.
Oliver the musical is performed with special arrangement with Tams Witmark, Inc. Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart and licensed by arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.