By Matthew Blank
12 Jun 2012
Directed by Charlotte Moore with musical direction by Mark Hartman, the cast boasted Ciarán O'Reilly as the Narrator, John Treacy Egan as Mr. Bumble, Kathy Fitzgerald as Widow Corney, Zachary Maitlin as Oliver, Patrick Staples as Assistant to Bumble, Ann Harada as Mrs. Sowerberry, Malcolm Gets as Mr. Sowerberry, Charlotte Moore as Maid Charlotte, Lance Chantiles-Wertz as Dodger, Brian Stokes Mitchell as Fagin, Melissa Errico as Nancy, Nancy Anderson as Bet, James Barbour as Bill Sykes, Luce Ennis as Mrs. Bedwin, Dewey Caddell as Dr. Grimwig, Jim Brochu as Brownlowe and Madeleine Doherty as Old Sally.
Zac Ballard, Jack Broderick, Alex Dreier, Neil McCaffrey, Michael Reccia, Alexander Scheitlinger and Ted Sutherland were members of Fagin's Gang, and AJ Irvin, Donna Kane, Daniel Katz, Georga Osborne and Shanna Sharp were featured as Street Vendors.
In Oliver!, according to Irish Rep, "an innocent orphan boy escapes the cruel workhouse and joins a gang of roving pickpocket street urchins who report to the cunning master pickpocket himself, the wily Fagin, who rules the filthy streets under London Bridge with a slippery hand. Nancy, the beautiful graduate of Fagin's 'Academy,' and her lover, Bill Sykes, an iconic villain in his prime, fight over the boy, with awful consequences."
Song titles include "Food, Glorious Food," "As Long As He Needs Me," "Consider Yourself at Home" and "I'd Do Anything for You."