SM North production of Oliver! opens this week

SM North students rehearse for the musical Oliver! which opens Thursday.
SM North students rehearse for the musical Oliver! which opens Thursday.

The SM North theatre and music departments will present the musical Oliver! this week with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Shows will be each night at 7 p.m. with an additional Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13 and younger.

Oliver!,  with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, opened on Broadway in 1963 and was made into a movie in 1968. The plot is loosely based on the Charles Dickens classic novel, Oliver Twist. The story centers on an orphan, Oliver Twist, raised in the 1830s in a workhouse who runs away to London.

The SM North production includes 22 SM North area elementary students in the cast.  The title role will be alternated between Jude Sweeney and Remy Broome.  Remy’s mother, Ashlee Hall Broome, is a 1996 North graduate and was extremely active in the SM North theatre and music departments, playing lead roles in many productions including Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods.

The cast for the musical includes:  Mr. Bumble – Matt Mahr; Widow Corney – Hannah Patterson; Noah Claypole – Jon-Michael Smith; Mr. Sowerberry – Michael Webb; Mrs. Sowerberry – Alex Coddington; Charlotte – Ali Yancy; The Artful Dodger – Noah Hastings; Charles Bates – Kori Martiny; Fagin – Michael Schley; Nancy – Erin Klehm; Bet – Chelsea Turner; Bill Sykes – Fuad Turkmani; Mr. Brownlow – Corey Goodburn; Dr. Grimwig – Grant Cole.

Ensemble:  Riece Bailey, Madison Brown, Kennedy Carter, Cassie Diebold, Aleesha Gonzales, Erin Grochowsky, Symphony Hutchinson, Aoife Mooney, Taylor Morrison, Kealie O’Brien, Marlena Pierce, Kitana Rattanavong, Molly Ryan Emily Watson, Lucy Wagner Edie Wolff, Josh Bartlett, Brahm Berry, Joseph Coddington, Jack Gann, Alister Hugher, Clement Lee, Dolan McNabb, Josiah Moreno, Ricky Morris, Jacob Moyer, Daniel Rader, Brenden Rennick

Elementary Cast:  Oliver – Jude Sweeney & Remy Broome; Alexandria Arnold, Audrey Caravello,

Hannah Clements, Yahir Fernandez, Marissa Foster, Sierra Foster, Brooklynn Hato, Nathan Jackson,

Brett Klenklen, Austin Larison, Olivia Morris, Declan O’Brien, Zach Setzkorn, Charlee Shrader, Sky Stannard, Selah Stirnaman, Maya Thies, Claire Winston, Tegan Woofter, Angie Zumbrunnen.

Stage Manager:  Sydney Jordan; Assistant Stage Manager (Props): Zoie Hill;