Oliver Twist Cast Photo
(KEENE, NH) – The streets of Victorian England will come to life when MoCo’s Middle School Musical Theatre presents their production of Oliver! JR. The Musical on Sunday, December 11 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. at MoCo Arts’ blackbox, The Founder’s Theatre. Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased by calling MoCo Arts at (603) 357-2100 or stopping by MoCo at 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and adapted from the full-length musical by Lionel Bart about a young orphan named Oliver Twist who dreams of finding where he truly belongs. Sponsored in part by Season Sponsor @310 Marlboro Street and Show Sponsor Savings Bank of Walpole.
“Please, sir, I want some more.” Through these famous words asking for a bit more gruel, a malnourished orphan named Oliver Twist is cast out of the ill 19th century workhouse where he lives. The young boy eventually falls in with a friendly gang of pickpockets and their leader, Fagin. Oliver quickly discovers he is not fit for a life of crime and discovers the life he was meant to live all along. In the first act Oliver sings a breathtaking song asking, ‘where is love?’ He ultimately finds the answer in the most unlikely places and thanks to the most marginalized of people. Throughout this production, students have looked beyond their own labels and social groupings to see each other for who they really are. That class and social status means nothing when you get to know a person for who they truly are. MoCo’s Middle School Theatre students are excited for you to join them for their astounding production of Oliver! Jr.
Established in 1991, MoCo Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, multi-arts educational organization located in downtown Keene offering dance and theatre classes for children ages 18 months to 18+ years and multi-arts vacation and summer camps for students ages 4 through grade 12. As part of the educational process, MoCo Arts provides professional-quality performance experiences for students and family-friendly performances for audiences of all ages throughout the year. MoCo Arts is inclusive and welcoming to all, regardless of social, and current or past financial background, and provides up to $79,000 in tuition assistance per year. MoCo has never turned a child away because of a family’s lack of ability to pay. MoCo Arts is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about MoCo’s mission and ways you can support the organization’s work in arts education, please visit moco.org, contact (603) 357-2100, and/or MoCo Arts, 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431.