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Final Performance of ‘Oliver!’

July 28, 2018, 8:00 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:54 PM
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Lionel Bart’s Oliver! has been running in Hilo the last few weeks and the last chance to catch this star-studded performance is Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the UH-Hilo’s Performing Arts Center.

The Artful Dodger (Hayden Konanui-Tucker) and Fagin (Joel Kelley) share a secret in Kīlauea Drama &  Entertainment Network’s (KDEN) production of Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!”.

Oliver! is the musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale Oliver Twist. Book, music and lyrics are all by Lionel Bart. This classic musical first premiered in London’s West End in 1960. The show features such memorable songs a “Where is Love?”, “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Food Glorious, Food” and “Who Will Buy?”. The talented cast of 19 is led by director Suzi Bond, with musical direction by Walter Greenwood and choreography by Carmen Richardson. Set design is by Jonathan Sudler with Kala Daily as Stage Manager

Starring as the waif Oliver is newcomer Quin Scheetz. Veteran actors Hayden Konanui-Tucker is the Artful Dodger and Joel Kelley is Fagin. Joy Sever takes on the role of Nancy and Ray Ryan is Bill Sikes. The versatile ensemble members are Stephen Bond, Kaulmia Boyer, Debbie Campbell, Kalleigh Chapman, Lichen Forster, Karl & Susie Halemano, Joyce Hanley, Ariana Kelley, Michael Meyer, Dawn Pelletier, Steve Peyton, Stanislaw Stack, Travis Woods and Elizabeth Young.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 Senior 60+/Students and $12 for Children 12 and under. Tickets are available at Kīlauea General Store, Kea‘au Natural Foods, Basically Books, and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information and reservations call (808) 982-7344 or email [email protected]. Persons displaced by the eruption are invited to see the show for free, but must make a reservation.

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