January 25 - February 24, 2013
Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Directed by Susan Kosoff. Musical direction by Jon Goldberg. Choreography by Laurel Conrad. Scenic design by Anthony Hancock. Lighting design by Franklin Meissner, Jr. Costume Design by Charles G. Baldwin.
Charles Dickens’s England was not an easy place to be left on your own. Oliver, a young boy with no apparent family, learns quickly how unwelcome children can be in a world rampant with poverty and hunger. Lionel Bart captures perfectly the boisterous, comic, and tragic characters of Oliver Twist, infusing this classic tale with a feast of memorable songs. Lighter in mood than the original novel, the musical’s themes remain the same: the search for love, the triumph of right over wrong, and the hope for a better world.
Wheelock Family Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre associated with Actor’s Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Located on the campus of Wheelock College, Wheelock Family Theatre seeks to improve the lives of children and families through the shared experience of live theatre.