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Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre

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The Marriott Theatre presents Lionel Bart's OLIVER!, which is now running through Sunday, December 29th. The Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, is directed by eight-time Jeff Award winner for Outstanding Direction, Nick Bowling, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson and choreography by Jeff Award winner Brenda Didier.

Set in the 1800's, OLIVER! follows the story of a malnourished orphan in a workhouse who becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him into his care. Fearing for the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver's chances of discovering the true love of a family. Nominated for the Best Musical Tony Award, OLIVER! features touching performances of audience favorites including "Food, Glorious Food," "As Long as He Needs Me," "Consider Yourself," and the title song, "Oliver!"

The largest cast ever on the Marriott Theatre stage, OLIVER! stars Kai Edgar (Professional debut!) and Kayden Koshelev (Marriott Theatre Debut; Big Noise Theater: Seussical; Metropolis: A Christmas Carol; That's Entertainment: Beauty and the Beast; St. James Theatre: Shrek) in the title role of "Oliver"; William Brown as "Fagin" (Marriott Theatre: Cabaret, History Loves Company, Into the Woods, and Arthur); Lucy Godinez as "Nancy" (Marriott Theatre: Footloose; Writers: Into the Woods; Porchlight Music Theater: In the Heights; Paramount Theater: Legally Blonde); Patrick Scott McDermott as "The Artful Dodger" (Marriott Theatre: Seussical, Holiday Inn, Ragtime); with Caron Buinis ("Mrs. Sowerberry"), Jason Grimm ("Mr. Sowerberry"), Matthew R. Jones ("Mr. Bumble"), Bethany Thomas ("Mrs. Corney"), Dan Waller ("Bill Sikes"), Aubrey Adams, Emily Agy, Tony Carter, Gilbert Domally ("Noah"), Kelly Felthous ("Charlotte"), Terry Hamilton ("Mr. Brownlow"), Michael Haws, Mark David Kaplan ("Dr. Grimwig"), Liam Quealy, Cassie Slater, Elizabeth Telford, Jeremiah Alsop, Lexis Danca, Max DeTogne, and Ziare Paul-Emile ("Bet").

The Orphans and Thieves are played by Luke Chichester, Pierce Cleaveland, Connor Henry Daley, Milo J. Flores, Gabriel Gabor, Zachary Scott Fewkes, Cole Keriazakos, Ryder Kirby, Nolan Maddox (also "Dodger" at select performances), Brennan Monaghan, Hogan Porter, Jonathan Z. Protus, Landon Simecek, Trey Thompson, Emmett O. Victorson.

The production will feature set design by Jeffrey D. Kmiec, costume design by Sally Dolembo, lighting design by Jesse Klug, sound design by Robert E. Gilmartin, wig design by Miguel A. Armstrong, and properties design by Sally Zack; with dialect coach Kathy Logelin, fight and intimacy choreographer Gaby Labotka, stage manager David A. Loranca, and musical superviser by Patti Garwood.

The performance is scheduled to run Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., with select Thursday 1:00 p.m. shows. Holiday weeks may have adjusted schedules. Ticket prices range from $50 to $60, excluding tax and handling fees. Call for student, senior, and military discounts. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings there are a limited number of dinner-theatre packages available for purchase through the Marriott Theatre Box Office. To make a restaurant reservation, please call 847.634.0100. Reservations strongly recommended. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets, please call The Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or go to www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for more information.

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Dan Wllaer

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Kai Edgar, Gilbert Domally

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Kai Edgar, Jason Grimm, Caron Buinis

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Kai Edgar

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Kayden Koshelev, Patrick Scott McDermott

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Kayden Koshelev, William Brown

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Kayden Koshelev

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Lucy Godinez

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Matthew R. Jones, Bethany Thomas

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Matthew R. Jones, Kai Edgar

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Patrick Scott McDermott, Kai Edgar, Ziare Paul-Emile

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Patrick Scott McDermott, Kai Edgar

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
William Brown

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
William Brown

Photo Flash: First Look at OLIVER! at The Marriott Theatre
Ziare Paul-Emile, Kayden Koshelev, Lucy Godinez


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