The Company Theatre Presents Oliver!

Colin Paduck of Weymouth plays the Artful Dodger, and
Matthew O’Connor, cast in the role of Oliver, is from Hingham. Photo by Zoe Bradford

McGRATHPR.com – The Company Theatre presents the holiday season musical classic Oliver! from November 23 through December 16 at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Oliver!’s book, music and lyrics are by Lionel Bart. The show is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, featuring a professional orchestra under the musical direction of Steve Bass and choreography by Sally Ashton Forrest.

The beloved Charles Dickens novel springs to life in Lionel Bart’s musical that has become an international classic. Follow the young orphan boy Oliver on a wild adventure through Victorian England as he encounters such colorful characters as the cruel undertaker Mr. Sowerberry, the charmingly clever street waif known as the Artful Dodger, the conniving yet charismatic Fagin and his gang of child pickpockets, the sinister Bill Sikes and the warm-hearted Nancy. “Consider yourself at home” with this bigger than life, action-packed, humorous tale of loyalty and ultimately, finding love. A perfect offering for the whole family during the holiday season.

Attending a holiday season performance at The Company Theatre is a treasured South Shore tradition.  The cobblestone streets and backroads of Dicken’s London have been recreated by Designer Ryan Barrow and enhanced with detailed and antique props. Costume Designer Kathryn Ridder supplements Company’s existing vintage wardrobe with her own creations for the cast, who range from age 7 to 80. Equity guest artist Brittany Rolfs appears as Nancy, and the production features a local English bull terrier as the dog Bullseye.

Tickets for Oliver! range from $41 to $43.  Show times are 7:30 pm from Thursday through Saturday, with Saturday matinee performances at 4 pm and Sunday matinee performances at 3 pm. Family and Friends Fridays offers the limited quantity purchase of four or more tickets for Friday performances at $38 per ticket by calling or visiting the box office in person only.

For a complete performance schedule, to order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email boxoffice@companytheatre.com, or visit www.companytheatre.com.  The box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site, and the theatre is handicap accessible.  For the latest information on programs and performances, please follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.