Stephen Nachamie directs the classic Dickensian musical for the Northport, Long Island theatre company that will run Nov. 28, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009. Newcomer Kleeman stars in the title role of the orphan boy finding his way in the streets of London, with DeJean (Chicago) as Nancy, Benari (Fiddler on the Roof) as Fagin and Rob Gallagher (Les Miserables) as Bill Sykes.
Oliver! also features Troy Doherty (Dodger), Stephanie Keller (Charlotte), Jane Blass (Widow Corney), Terry Palasz (Mrs. Sowerberry), Bruce Rebold (Dr. Grimwig) and Roger Preston Smith (Mr. Sowerberry).
The ensemble comprises Alexis Henderson, Courtney Brown, Kate Loitz, Matthew Naclerio, Nicolina Sciascia, Rebecca Stavis, Jacob Thompson, Kit Treece, Amber Ward, Ian Buchman, McLean Carlin, Salvatore Casto, Karl Dill, Lauren Doherty, Troy Doherty, Christian Eble, Nancy Fallon, Jenna Goerke, Rachel Goerke, Celia Kleeman, Holden Koestner, Adam Lawrence, Dylan Sage Perles, Zoe Kaya Perles, Austin Pogrob, Michael Recchia, Larry Saperstein, Camden Selby, Alexa Sgroi and Jake Siegfried.
The Oliver! creative team includes Vic DiMonda as choreographer, Donny Jones as musical director as well as Robert Andrew Kovach (scenic designer), Justin A. Partier (lighting designer), Scott Stauffer (sound designer) and Kimberly Matela (costume designer).
For tickets call (631) 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.