|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Richard Stafford directs and choreograph Oliver!, which runs through June 6 at the Benedum Center. Craig Barna music directs the production with lighting design by John McClain.
Newcomer Serafini stars in the title role, with Page (The Grinch, The Lion King) as Fagin, Shindle (Legally Blonde) as Nancy and Indelicato ("Ugly Betty") as the Artful Dodger.
The cast also features Christian Whelan (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Bill Sykes, John Treacy Egan (The Little Mermaid) as Mr. Bumble, Jeff Howell as Mr. Brownlow, Robin Lounsbury as Widow Corney, Gene Seraceni as Dr. Grimwig and 32 students from the Pittsburgh CLO Academy.
Bart's 1963 musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" earned a Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist. The popular musical includes the songs "As Long As He Needs Me," "Where Is Love?," "Food, Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself" and "Who Will Buy?"