MDI Drama to offer Broadway classic

Winford Hunter


BAR HARBOR — To open up its 55th and initially full generation season immediately after pandemic restrictions ended up lifted, MDI Drama is proud to current Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” The demonstrate will run Nov. 11-19 at Mount Desert Superior School’s Higgins-Demas Theater and is presented as a result of specific arrangement with Audio Theatre International.

This vintage musical is primarily based on Charles Dickens’ novel, “Oliver Twist.” Featuring a guide, tunes and lyrics by Bart, the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical features Broadway expectations these kinds of as “Consider On your own,” “Food, Glorious Foods,” and “As Extended as He Requirements Me,” and classic people these as Fagin, The Suave Dodger and, of system, Oliver Twist himself.

The creation also spotlights the return of MDI Drama alumna Annie Leonardi in her initial directorial credit rating on the Higgins-Demas Theater phase. Showcasing a seasoned veteran forged and several newcomers, the musical guarantees a rollicking great time for older people and children alike.

This is the next time MDI Drama has manufactured “Oliver!” The late Joyce Higgins directed what would turn into her remaining musical at MDI Large School in the course of the 1989-1990 college calendar year, MDI Drama’s 22nd time of productions.

Evening performances are scheduled for Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. with matinees Nov. 13 and 19 at 2 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $10 for grown ups and $7 for learners and senior citizens and could be procured at the doorway or through confined presale box place of work hrs for the duration of the months of Oct. 31 and Nov. 7.

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Oliver – Ly Dillon

Fagin – Rex DeMuro

Dodger – Adam Losquadro

Monthly bill Sikes/Knife Grinder – Darrin Stavnesli

Nancy – Mia Eason

Wager – CassieLyn Willis

Mr. Bumble – Spencer Clark-Lovejoy

Widow Corney – Alida Hodgkins

Mr. Brownlow – Andrew James

Mr. Sowerberry – Bryce MacGregor

Mrs. Sowerberry/Milkmaid – Dorothy Durgin

Mrs. Bedwin/Strawberry Vendor – Eva Crikelair

Charlotte – Zoey Ray

Noah Claypole – Florian Smith

Mr. Grimwig – Aaron Durgin

Aged Sally – Megan Huff

Matron – Cecelia Blackett

Charley Bates – For every Lisy

Governor – Owen Moses

Chairwoman – Grace Curry

Rose Seller – Evangeline Meister

Maid – Elliot Maldonado

Bookshop Boy – Graham Carter

Tech crew

Avery Preston-Schreck

Bryce MacGregor

Cassie Carter

CassieLyn Willis

Ryder Haines

Aidan Fisichella

Brooke Stevens

Isa Raven

Cayla Swanberg

Grace Weed

Richard Miller

For every Lisy

Avery Kimball

Bri Swanberg

Cole Lessard

Fred Sebelin

Ila Boatright

James Koopman

Mabel Bureau

Katie Horton

Ashlin Hogdon Marsh




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