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TCP’s ‘Oliver’ set for this weekend

The streets of London in the Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver were filled with vendors, flower sellers and colorful character. Tyrone Community Players show in the picture are area residents Kate Coltabaugh, Jessica Fogelman, Ron Hildebrand and Laura Thompson. In front is Derek Cruz as the undertakers apprentice Noah. Standing is Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry, the undertaker and his wife, played by Betsy Beck of Tyrone and Paul Mills of Altoona with their daughter Charlotte, played  by Emily Wilson of Birmingham. These pickpockets await visitors at TAHS auditorium this weekend as the Tyrone Community Players present the timeless classic “Oliver!” Tickets can be reserved  by calling 684-ART2.  Adult tickets are $10 and  children are $8 and will be available at the door for both performances at the high school auditorium.

Charles Dickens’ greatest characters, Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes and The Artful Dodger, spring to life in the spectacular new production of Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” at the  Tyrone Area High School auditorium this weekend June 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m.
The Tyrone Community Players are presenting the timeless musical that includes a cast that includes more than 50 children.
The show is an adaptation of the classic Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist” and tells the story of an orphaned boy, Oliver.
He escapes from a bleak workhouse to London where he is taken in by a gang of apprentice pickpockets who work for master thief Fagin who teaches his rag-tag gang their picpocketing trade. When Oliver is falsely accused of exposing the gang by the frightening Bill Sikes, Oliver begins to realize he has more friends than he thought.
With its vivid characters and engaging plot, “Oliver Twist” has come to life through dramatic interpretations time and time again.
The show’s unforgettable songs include “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “Where is Love?,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Oom Pah Pah,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”
Tickets can be reserved by calling 684-ART2.  Adult tickets are $10 and children are $8.  Tickets will be available at the door for both performances at the high school auditorium.