Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Celebrates Opening Night
Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday "twist" for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! features David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! also features 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200.
Oliver! plays the Millburn, New Jersey theater through December 29. The official press opening was last night, December 1, 2013, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos from the after party below!
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, this beloved classic musical will enthrall audiences from the start with the miraculous tale of a young orphan's quest to find home and family in Victorian London. Dickens' larger-than-life characters sing and dance their way into your heart with iconic songs including "Food, Glorious Food," "Who Will Buy?," "As Long As He Needs Me" and "Consider Yourself." Oliver!, one of the most popular musicals in the world, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 1968 film version won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture. Paper Mill Playhouse will present this extraordinary musical with a holiday ending certain to warm the hearts of your entire family.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Michael Billy and Jarl (Telsey & Company)
JoAnn M. Hunter (Choreographer)
Jeremy Morse and PJ Palmer
Sarah M. O'Connor and family
Joseph C. Townsend
The Workhouse Boys-Bobby Axelrod, Luke Beringer, Jake Cedar, James Freedson-Jackson, Chance Friedman, , Lucas Imhoff, Jeffrey Kishinevskiy, Colton Maurer, Tyler Pelton, Lee Rosenthal, Ryan Rosenthal, Jake Walsh, Arthur Wawrzyniak and Tyler Moran