White Plains' Oliver!, with Avenue Q's Belcon, Begins Performances Nov. 20

News   White Plains' Oliver!, with Avenue Q's Belcon, Begins Performances Nov. 20 The White Plains Performing Arts Center's production of the family-friendly Lionel Bart musical Oliver! begins performances Nov. 20.
Natalie Venetia Belcon
Natalie Venetia Belcon Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by Luke Yankee with choreography by Melissa Rae Mahon and Sean McKnight, the production will play the New York venue through Dec. 14.

Heading the cast is Avenue Q and The Glorious Ones star Natalie Venetia Belcon as Nancy and Sidney J. Burgoyne as Fagin with Cyrilla Baer (Widow Corney), Jason Edward Cook (Artful Dodger), Alex Covington (Charlotte), John P. Geraghty (Workhouse Boy), Christopher Gray (Workhouse Boy), Gordon Stanley (Mr. Brownlow), David Gabriel Lerner (Oliver),Geoff Lutz (Noah Claypole), Benjamin Milan-Polisar (Workhouse Boy), Jan Neuberger (Mrs. Sowerberry/Mrs. Bedlow), Alex Pasieka (Workhouse Boy), Gabriel Rush (Workhouse Boy), Roland Rusinek (Mr. Bumble), William Ryall (Mr. Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig), Noah Silverman (Workhouse Boy), Rochelle Smith (Bet), Travis Taber (Knife Grinder) and Christian Whelan (Bill Sykes).

The production also features musical direction by Christopher D. Littlefield, scenic design by Michael Hotopp, costume design by T. Michael Hall, lighting design by Thom Weaver and sound design by Wallace Flores. Janet Friedman is production stage manager. The show is produced by Jack W. Batman for the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

Oliver! features music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart and is based on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Bart's score for Oliver! features such tunes as "Food, Glorious Food," "I'd Do Anything," "Consider Yourself" and "As Long As He Needs Me."

White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center at the corner of Main and Mamaroneck in downtown White Plains. Tickets and subscriptions are available by calling (914) 328-1600 or by visiting www.wppac.com.