Please Sir, can I have some more? Most everyone is familiar with this line from the famous movie and popular stage play, Oliver. This, along with Hairspray, is this years offering from Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park’s beautiful Malkin Bowl Theatre.
From the TUTS description:
“Based on Charles Dickens’ iconic novel, Oliver! The Musical follows everyone’s favourite orphan on a dramatic adventure through the underbelly of Victorian London. Lionel Bart’s thoughtful book and witty, sensational score includes favourites such as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything, and As Long As He Needs Me.
Making her TUTS debut, as Oliver, is Carly Ronning, daughter of legendary Vancouver Canucks forward Cliff Ronning. She performs alongside local theatre veteran Stephen Aberle (Fagin/Mr. Brownlow), and returning TUTS performers Damon Calderwood (Bill Sykes/Mr. Bumble), Nolan Fahey (Charley Bates), Nathan Piasecki (The Artful Dodger) and E. Marie West (Nancy).
Adding even ‘more’ in 2015, audiences arriving at Oliver! will immediately enter into an 1840s Village Country Fair, featuring boisterous sing-a-longs, food stalls, foot-races, a market, and more! Using a system of specialized ‘shillings’ for payment, the Fair promises a fun, immersive experience that is just like stepping into a Dickens novel. ”
This is wonderful family entertainment and is sure to delight everyone who attends. Oliver The Musical and Hairspray – The Broadway Musical, run until August 22, 2015 on alternating evenings, at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.
tuts.ca or 1-877-840-0457
Professional photo credit: Tim Matheson