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Oliver!

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Drive Lincolnshire

Enter the world of Charles Dickens’ London. Since his masterpiece “Oliver Twist” was first penned in 1838, this musical adaptation has become one of the most beloved family musical of all time – brought to life with a score that includes “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two.” Follow young Oliver, as he is cast from an orphanage into funereal labor, and eventually to the conniving Fagin and the cunning Artful Dodger. Through it all, Oliver never loses his endearing innocence or dreams of a better life. And when he sings, “Where is Love?” you know that somehow, someway, it will find him.

Thru - Feb 12, 2006

Wednesdays: 1:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 5:00pm & 8:30pm
Sundays: 1:00pm & 5:00pm



Price: $42-$45

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 847-634-0200

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins; one intermission

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  Oliver! Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"... this kind of casting also transforms this musical from the typical family-oriented mixture of tuneful Dickensian cliches into something that digs far, far deeper. And therefore, it merits a northward drive for city-bound musical lovers."

Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...For a quick lesson in why the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire has not only managed to reach its 30th anniversary this month, but is celebrating the milestone with more than 40,000 subscribers, all you have to do is look at David H. Bell's luminous, ingeniously staged revival of "Oliver!..."

Hedy Weiss


SouthtownStar - Highly Recommended

"...Director David Bell, who also choreographs this delicious show, has a way of taking worn productions and breathing fresh life into them, which is what he has done spectacularly with "Oliver!" Without a doubt, this show is better than any of the downtown touring productions that I have ever seen."

Betty Mohr


Pioneer Press - Recommended

"...The title role is played by Michael Notardonato, a seventh grader from Naperville. He has a glorious boy-soprano voice, he can dance with the best of them and his smiling, elfin face can quickly turn melancholy, as he traverses the ups and downs of the poor child's life. His "Where is Love" is a tear-jerker that reminds us this ballad is about maternal, not romantic love."
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Dorothy Andries


Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...much of the first act of this lackluster production drags: under David H. Bell's direction the well-choreographed musical numbers are sprightly, but the dialogue is flat. Part of the trouble is Michael Notardonato, who has a beautiful voice but looks blank as Oliver Twist. The show is almost worth seeing, though, for two star turns: Greg Vinkler as a conflicted, fearful, wryly funny Fagin and Kate Fry as a vivacious Nancy with a will of steel."

Jennifer Vanasco


Time Out Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...As Oliver, Notardonato is quite a find, with an angelic, unforced voice and an earnest stage presence. The production looks beautiful, too; Thomas M. Ryan's set design makes canny use of Marriott's limited stage space, while Nancy Missimi's gorgeous costumes evoke George Cruikshank's original illustrations."

Kay Daly


ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...This is a smart, nicely paced, well-sung production that features many “A” list Chicago performers led by Greg Vinkler as Fagan, Kate Fry as Nancy with a golden voiced new comer Michael Notardonato as the orphan, Oliver and the ever-youthful Matt Raftery as The Artful Dodger."
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Tom Williams


Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...One of Chicago's finest character actors, Greg Vinkler seems born to play Fagin, instructing his young thieves in the art of pick-pocketing like a master crime theorist. Vinkler's Fagin is a crafty and haughty Father Time in a hazardous game of survival. The fact that this Shakespearean veteran also displays polished musical timing makes for an even richer characterization. Michael Notardonato is an exceptional Oliver; his angelic singing voice is pure and strong, and his sweetly melancholic manner will melt your heart."

Joe Stead



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