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02/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/17/2017 09:39

Oliver! opens at the Boardmore Theatre

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Cape Breton University's Boardmore Theatre continues its 46 Season of Plays with the staging of Oliver!, the musical from February 21 - 25 at 7:00 p.m. and February 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Bringing Charles Dickens' beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart's Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love.

'Although directing musical theatre is a bit of a departure for me, I have enjoyed the upscale aspects of the production. Everything needs to be bigger - the acting, singing, sets, costumes, and the sound and lighting, ' says Todd Hiscock,Boardmore Playhouse Director and director of Oliver! 'It has been a great deal of fun bringing all of the spectacle of the theatre together in this show. We have a wonderfully talented cast and crew who are now prepared to give audiences a memorable night of theatre.'

Tickets can be purchased at CBU's box office from Monday to Friday, 1-5 p.m. starting a week prior to the show, or an hour before each performance. Tickets cost $20 for general and $10 for students and seniors. The show on February 21 is a preview, where audience members can pay what they can or make a food bank donation for entry.

Tickets can also be requested online atwww.cbu.ca/boardmore.

For any questions please contact the box-office at 902-563-1652 or email Todd Hiscock, at [email protected]