PHOTO CALL: Kevin Gray, Sam Poon and Stephen Tewksbury Star in North Carolina Theatre's Oliver!

By Krissie Fullerton
July 19, 2012

North Carolina Theatre's production of Oliver!, with Kevin Gray as Fagin, began performances July 17 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.

Joining Gray are Sam Poon (Les Misérables national tour) in the title role (that's "Oliver Twist," from the Charles Dickens canon), Stephen Tewksbury (Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera) as Bill Sykes, Nicholas Kraft as the Artful Dodger and Heather Patterson King as Nancy.

View the Entire Photo Gallery
Sam Poon and the cast of Oliver!
Photo by Curtis Brown Photography

Oliver!, according to North Carolina Theatre, "vividly brings to life the ever-popular story of the young runaway orphan, colorful Artful Dodger, infamous Fagin and his gang of pickpockets, sinister Bill Sykes, nurturing and lovable Nancy and a host of memorable characters."

For more information, please visit