On Stage This Week - "Oliver!"
How lucky are we to live in a community where you can see touring Broadway shows? (The answer, of course, is "very lucky indeed.")
Wednesday, the musical Oliver! takes the stage at the historic Keith Albee Performing Arts Center - and you're invited!
You can learn all about the show in this story by my pal Dave Lavender. Here's an excerpt:
When she was 7 years old, Rhiannon West saw a production of the musical Oliver in her hometown of Mobile, Ala.It's a terrific show, and is highly recommended!
A year later she was a show orphan herself.
West, who plays the street-wise heroine Nancy in the national tour of the musical Oliver, said the musical has that kind of impact.
Area Broadway musical fans will get to take the music to the streets of Victorian England as the Marshall Artists Series welcomes in a touring production of Oliver, the musical based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 4th Ave., Huntington.
Tickets are $46 and $56. Youth tickets (17 and under) are $27.50, $25 and $22.50.
For tickets or more information, call the Marshall Artists Series ticket office at 304-696-3326.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Debuted in London in 1960, the musical made its way to Broadway in 1963 with such songs as "Consider Yourself," "You've Got To Pick -A-Pocket Or Two" and "Who Will Buy."
COMING UP: The next three Marshall Artists Series shows are Wizard of Oz on Tuesday, Dec. 9; Sergio Mendes on Saturday, Jan. 31; and Sweeney Todd on Feb. 5.
ON THE WEB: Go online at www.marshall.edu/muartser