Local children & adults perform the musical “Oliver!”

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield Musical Theater Productions is bringing the popular musical, “Oliver!” to the stage, beginning this Friday! Director Kathleen Delaney joined us to share the details.

Oliver! The Musical

Friday, May 9th 7:30PM
Saturday, May 10th 7:30PM
Sunday, May 11th 2:00PM
Friday, May 16th 7:30PM
Saturday, May 17th 7:30PM
Sunday, May 18th 2:00PM

All performances will be held at UUSGS, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. Concessions
will be available at the event.

For tickets, Click here. They will also be available at the door.

Ample free parking is also available.

For more information, call UUSGS at 413-736-2324.

“Oliver!” Is the third production held at the Society which brings
together with the community at large, quality musical entertainment
for all. Previous productions have included “Godspell,” and “The Sound
of Music.”

The production team includes Broadway veteran Kathleen Delaney and
musical director, Elisabeth Weber who have built a reputation for top
quality, thoughtful and entertaining productions that celebrate and
help keep alive local arts and opportunity for local talent. The play
will feature both newcomers to the stage as well as experienced actors
and singers. Set designer is Darcie Farber.

“The production especially serves a need for educational arts
opportunities for children,” Weber said. In particular, “Oliver!,”
includes roles for over 40 area children, she added.

Director Delaney added that the production represents a “collaboration
between professionals, children, and local actors” who complement each
other by helping to educate new actors while providing a professional
setting for seasoned actors to hone their craft and create a quality
experience for audience and performers alike. It’s what community is
all about,” she said.

“Oliver!” has won many awards including a Tony. The musical is based
on the novel, “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. It continues to be
hugely popular with productions in many languages and countries since
its debut in 1960.


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