By Michael Gioia
12 May 2014
NAAP will present the London version of the show, under the direction of Steven Eng and choreographer Baayork Lee.
The cast features Raul Aranas as Fagin, Anthea Neri as Nancy, Bonale Zohn Fambrini as Oliver, Whit Lee as The Artful Dodger, Scott Watanabe as Mr. Bumble, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop as Bill Sikes, David Shih as Mr. Sowerberry, Tony Romero as Dr. Grimwig, Connor Johnston as Noah Claypole, John Haggerty as Mr. Brownlow, Virginia Wing as Mrs. Bedwin, Cindy Cheung as Widow Corney, Kendyl Ito as Bet/Old Sally, Fay Ann Lee as Mrs. Sowerberry and Rebecca Lee Lerman as Charlotte Sowerberry.
Rounding out the ensemble are Whit Lee, John Yi, Allen "Lucky" Weaver, Jeffrey Wei, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Loresa Lanceta, Robyn DeGuzman, Shoba Narayanan and Jung Kim. Fagin's Gang is comprised of Matthew Chan, Sarah Chiu, Zoe Eng, Emerson Fok, Justin Lai, Derek Lee, Isabel Ma, Stanley Ng, Eden Rolle and Phoebe Young, and the Orphans are James Ignacio, Michelle Lu, Selina Ng, David Ning, Julia Rosenburg, Kirsten Shyu, Emily Gu Siegel, Aaron Zheng and Tina Zheng.
Performances will be offered June 5 at 7:30 PM, June 6 at 7:30 PM and June 7 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Bart, Oliver!, according to NAAP, "has become one of the most popular musicals in the world."
Other members of the creative team include musical director Kevin Farrell, production stage manager Joe Sheridan, costume designer Jimm Halliday, associate choreographer Susan Kikuchi, assistant choreographer Kyle Garvin, children's musical director Jose Simbulan, assistant director Cassey Kikuchi Kivnick and lighting designer Kirk Bookman.