See this live production based on Charles Dickens’s classic novel accompanied by a live orchestra led by Mark David Williams. Shows run at Springhouse Theatre Company (14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna) through Sunday, Sept. 24 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children/students.
Lionel Bart’s OLIVER! Summary
Based on Charles Dickens’s classic novel, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is a Tony-winning classic in its own right. After the other orphans dream about “Food, Glorious Food,” Oliver Twist actually dares to ask, “Please sir, I want some more.”
The beadle of the orphanage sells the disobedient boy to a mortician, and Oliver wonders, “Where is Love?” Narrowly escaping his cruel masters, Oliver is taken in by thieves, including Artful Dodger who sings “Consider Yourself” as a welcome into the family of cheery criminals. The thieves are led by Fagin (singer of the iconic solo “Reviewing The Situation”). Two of the gang’s most prominent thieves are the terrifying Bill Sikes and tragic Nancy, who sings “As Long As He Needs Me.”
What is to be done with Oliver Twist? The streets of Victorian England are dangerous, but Oliver’s real family may be just around the corner.
Springhouse Theatre Company
14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna, TN 37167
$18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children/students
Age recommendation: Big Kids, Parents, Teens