SAP announces cast for Oliver!

 08/23/2017 - 20:53
Michael Dineen as Oliver and Kara Fay Cardella as Nancy

Rehearsals are underway for Saline Area Players’ upcoming production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! The first rehearsal took place this week and the full cast was there.  The show, based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, which will be performed October 20-22 at the Saline HS, is directed by by Rebecca L Groeb with musical direction by Robert Cindric.

The cast has been announced!

Oliver Twist:  Michael Dineen

The Artful Dodger:  Lucia Patti

Fagin:  Alan Day

Bill Sikes:  Richard Knapp

Nancy:  Kara Fay Cardella

Mr. Bumble:  Gary Glover

Widow Corney:  Patti Ringe

Mr. Sowerberry:  Brent Lofgren

Mrs. Sowerberry:  Mary Rumman

Bet: Lauren Ferin

Mr. Brownlow:  Richard Hamann

Noah Claypole:  Philip Gibson

Charlotte:  Alayna Musson

Dr. Grimwig:  Jerry Doty

Mrs. Bedwin:  Bonnie Black

Old Sally:  Wendy Fritz

Charley Bates:  Luke Johnson

Others in the adult cast are Lase Agbehi, Tess Carichner, Barbara Day, Sarah Gibson, Jimmy Lancaster, Delia Leon, Alayna Musson, Christine Ozminkowski, Debra Warila, and Gilbert Warila. The other children in the cast include Harper Jane Adkins, Abby Austin, Neah Bloch, Ayden Burton, Olivia Cummings, Elijah DeCook, Chloe Dillen, Jane Dillen, Liam Dillen, Rowen Dillen, Lucy Dineen, Madeline Dineen, Madeline Finocchiaro, Andrew Hamman, Sarah Hamman, Katie Holmes, Quin Johnson, Mackenne Kofahl, Sophia Kopinski, Harrison Leon, Campbell Murphy, Gianpaolo Patti, Nathanyel Sarment, Parker Sitarski, Ava VerLee, Everett Warila, and Noor Zaitounh. 

The story set in Victorian England centers around a young orphan boy Oliver as he does his best to navigate the dark and gritty London underworld of theft and violence, desperately searching for a home, a family, and most importantly, love.  He is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic Fagin.  He is falsely accused of a theft he did not commit and rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman.  The story continues from there as evil Bill Sykes connives to get him back while warm-hearted Nancy is caught in the middle….

Full information about how to buy tickets will be on the website soon for this classic musical!!!  www.salineareaplayers.org