MILLBURN — Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th anniversary season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday “twist” for the entire family. Oliver! will feature David Garrison, best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married…with Children, as Fagin
With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. In addition to Garrison, the cast features Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (Mr. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introduces Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. The show will play from Nov. 21 through Dec. 29.
“There is no better way to bring your family together than a world-class musical produced by Paper Mill Playhouse,” remarked Hoebee. “Charles Dickens and Victorian London are the perfect combination for holiday magic. Our production of Oliver! will be like no other with a special holiday treat at the end of each performance.”
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, this classic musical includes well-known songs including “Food, Glorious Food,” “Who Will Buy?,” “As Long As He Needs Me” and “Consider Yourself.” Oliver! was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 1968 film version won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture.
The show features a family-friendly performance schedule: Wednesday at 7 pm, Thursday at 1:30 pm and 7 pm, Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 1:30 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now and range from $27 to $98. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org.
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