‘Oliver!’ opens tomorrow at TFAC

Published 11:22 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The cast of TLT’s “Oliver!” (photo by Lorin Browning)

An orphan boy fighting to survive in Victorian London, young Oliver is shunted from workhouse to undertaker’s, to a criminal life on the streets narrowly missing a fate worse than death, to find himself . . . well, you’ll have to see the production if you don’t already know the answer!

Tomorrow, Feb. 11, is opening night and the cast of “Oliver!” says they are raring to go. Friday launches the first of two weekends that the show runs at the Tryon Fine Art Center.

Based on Charles Dickens’ novel with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, the show is filled with interesting characters – sleazy, pompous, twisted and violent – but humorous, caring and innocent too.

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Directed by Chris Tinkler with musical direction by Lena Duncan, the show runs Feb. 11 – 13 and Feb. 18 – 20. Friday and Saturday nights the curtain goes up at 8 p.m., and on Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at TLT’s workshop box office, which is open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Call 828-859-for more details or visit www.tltinfo.org.