“Oliver!” kicks off 2020 at Rivertown Theaters With their Largest Cast Ever

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – After its premiere in London in 1960 and in New York in 1963,  Oliver! Is still a classic and considered one of the finest musical scores in a Broadway show. Rivertown Theaters is proud to present this hit musical to start the year 2020 January 10 – 26 on the Mainstage.

Based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, the Tony and Oliver Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.  Rivertown Theaters is bringing Charles Dickens’ unforgettable characters vividly to life in this lively, heel-kicking classic about an innocent orphan boy thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and con men in 19th century London.  Overflowing with jubilant and heartfelt songs like “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “Consider Yourself,” “I’d Do Anything,” “As Long As He needs Me,” and “Food, Glorious Food,”  The whole family will marvel in a musical feast for the eyes and ears that will have audiences calling out for “More!”.  Rated PG

 

CAST:

Arthur Rusnek               Oliver

Liam Gillen                   Dodger

Gary Rucker                 Fagin

Kelly Fouchi                  Nancy

Sean Richmond            Bill

 

Fagin’s Gang:

Liam Turner

Elliott Derbes

Dylan Rhoton

David Hulefelt

Keita Kayosawada

Leland Crawford

Evan Johnson               Charlie

Tyger Hammons

Andrew Eastland

Lorena Gonsulin

Savannah Fouchi          Bet

Patrick Hunter               Bumble

Eris Walsh                    Corney

Laurie Reinagel             Sowerberry/Ensemble

Alan Payne                   Sowerberry/Ensenble

Stephen Ladow             Brownlow

Scott Carrol                  Dr. Gremwig/Ensemble

Jeanne Kenny               Ms. Bedwin

Jordan Lawrence          Charlotte/Ensemble

Barry Acosta                 Noah

 

Women’s Ensemble:

Emily Borne

Rebecca Carleton

Virginia Borne

Alyssa Hernandez

Meghan Kessel

Shelby Neil

Deb Drez

Bridget Zewe

Anna Birbiglia

Mary Clare Eastland

 

Male Ensemble:

Addison Hinson

Warren Hovis

Kevin Millet

Floyd Paddock

 

Workhouse Kids: 

Colin Richard

Dyllon Molero

James Vaicius

Xander Childs

Andrew Francis

Luke Griffiths

Cayden Pecoraro

Jake Boudreaux

Seth Borne

Nicholas Alvarez

Drew Tuck

Finn Headrick

Taylor Arthur

Sydney Templet

Mia Levitt

Camille Oxenrider

Kate Boudreaux

Sara Turnipseed

Julia Turnipseed

Leah Drago

Charlie Slaughter

Lyla Dobson

Lucy Porteous

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director & Choreographer – Kelly Fouchi
Co-Choreographer- Grace Hart
Musical Director- Karl Harrod
Set designer – Bill Walker
Stage Manager – Kayln Hepting
Costume Designer – Kaleb Babb
Lighting Designer – Stephen Thurber
Prop Designer – Jessica Detty

 

SHOW DATES AND TIMES:

Opening Week:       Jan. 10 & 11 at 7:30 pm and Jan.12 at 2:00 pm

 2nd Week:              Jan. 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm and Jan. 19 at 2:00 pm

   3rd Week:               Jan. 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30 pm and Jan. 26 at 2:00 pm

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES:
$41.00 – Adults    $39.00- Seniors    $37.00 – Students

(not including taxes and fee)

 

BOX OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance

 

Corporate and Individual sponsorships, season tickets, group and military discounts are available as well.  To purchase, please call the Box Office: (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit www.RivertownTheaters.com

 

** PREVIEW PERFORMANCE PRIOR TO OPENING NIGHT IS AVAILBLE FOR GROUPS AND FUNDRAISERS AT DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICES.  Contact Jacquelyn in the Box Office – (504) 461-9475

 

Location:
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is located at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Kenner’s historic Rivertown district.  Plenty of free parking is available on the streets around the theater.

 

 

Categories: Lagniappe, Theatre + Art