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?” Oliver narrowly escapes his cruel masters and is taken in by thieves, including Artful Dodge who sings “Consider Yourself” to welcome him into his found 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.
Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.