MCCC – Kelsey Theater presents the delightful musical “Oliver!” the weekends of July 8


Windsor West Yardley Players proudly presents “Oliver!” weekends July 8 through July 17, 2022 at the Kelsey Theater located on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.

A perennial favorite, this three-time Tony Award-winning musical appeals to the emotions with its drama and is guaranteed to delight with fiery, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me”, “Food, Glorious Food”, ” Consider Yourself” and “Where is the Love”.

Lionel Bart’s classic, based on Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Oliver Twist’, takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. The main character, Oliver Twist, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker and bravely escapes to London and finds acceptance among a group of petty thieves and pickpockets. Oliver is captured for a theft he didn’t commit and the benevolent victim takes him in, but the pickpocket boss has every intention of kidnapping him again!

The cast includes Trevin Davis from Newtown, PA as Oliver, Jonathan Stanley from East Windsor as Mr. Bumble, Denise Carey from Newtown, PA as Widow Corney, Marc Suznovich from Hamilton as Mr. Sowerberry/Adult Ensemble, Liz Wurtz from Levittown, PA as Mrs. Sowerberry, Bridget Godfrey of Robbinsville as Charlotte/Adult Ensemble, Wes Carty of Yardley, Pennsylvania as Noah Claypole/Adult Ensemble, Brayden Davis of Newtown, Pennsylvania as Dodger, Tom Chiola of Trenton as Fagin, Olivia Smith of Trenton as Charley Bates , Chris Schmalbach of Hamilton as Bill Sikes, Avelyn Simons of Princeton as Nancy, Shealyn Davis of Newtown, Pennsylvania as Bet, Doug Eberhart of Yardley, Pennsylvania as Mr. Brownlow, Marge Swider of Langhorne, Pennsylvania as Mrs. Bedwin/Adult Ensemble, Barry Leonard from Monroe as Dr. Grimwig/Adult Ensemble and Mary Ann Wylie from Yardley, Pennsylvania as Old Sally.

Members of Fagan’s gang and the workhouse include Ezra Cayton Hodges and Jacob Zacks of Princeton; Tristan Davis of Newtown, Pennsylvania; Hannah Garber and Summer Stone of Pennington; Hope Ghaffoor, Kate Kopera and Emma Poppell from Hamilton; Mia Godfrey of Robbinsville; Julianna Gonzalez of Burlington; Jacob King of Wrightstown; Annie Lockman of West Windsor; Addie Marseglia of Levittown, Pennsylvania; and James Petrick of Lawrenceville.

The adult set features Alexis Plexico, William Augustin, Leslie Kraus, and Kristin Kraus from Levittown, Pennsylvania as the strawberry vendor; Erin Burns, Molly Kopera and Dan Mucha of Hamilton; Aimee Clark and Pam Hernandez of Lawrenceville; Brian Davis and Tristan Davis of Newtown, Pennsylvania; Abigail Gafgen and Cara Pergament of Robbinsville; Edward Hanratty of East Windsor; Katherine Hanratty and Eva Nester of Cranbury; Ewing’s Jenna Moschella as the rose seller; Laura Raccuglia from Millstone Township, Angela Ronan from Manalapan as a milk vendor; Princeton’s Patrick Rounds as a knife grinder; and Steve Vardy of Yardley, Pennsylvania.

The show is produced by Marge Swider and directed by Kristy Davis. Other members of the production team include: musical director William Augustin, choreographer Haley Schmalbach, conductor John Demchak, keyboardist Lee Milhous, stage manager Liz Wurtz, set designer Jeff Cantor, costume designer Paula Molino Wolff , Kristy Davis programs, Marge Swider and Kelly Plexico props, John Maurer advertising, Sound technician Kyle Zamory, lighting design Kitty Getlik and costume assistant Louisa Murey.

Performance dates

Friday July 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday July 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday July 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday July 15 at 8 p.m.
Saturday July 16 at 8 p.m.
Sunday July 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets

Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for students, seniors, and children. Tickets can be purchased online at KelseyTheatre.org or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333.

The Kelsey Theater is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available next to the building. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. For a complete list of events, visit Kelsey’s website at www.KelseyTheatre.org.

Note: Masks are recommended but not required in the theater.

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“At Kelsey Theater, we are committed to taking active steps to create true diversity, equity and inclusion in our productions through systemic policy change and individual accountability – aimed at fostering an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, nationalities, creeds, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and abilities.–Kelsey’s team

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The delicious musical “Oliver!” will be on stage at the Kelsey Theater July 8-17, 2022. The Kelsey Theater is located on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. Tickets can be purchased online at KelseyTheatre.org or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Pictured above from left: Trevin Davis from Newtown, Pennsylvania as Oliver, Trenton’s Tom Chiola as Fagan and Brayden Davis from Newtown, Pennsylvania as Dodger. (Photo credit: Yardley Players)

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Pictured above, L-R: Hamilton’s Chris Schmalbach as Bill Sikes and Princeton’s Avelyn Simons as Nancy. The show is produced by Marge Swider and directed by Kristy Davis. (Photo credit: Yardley Players)

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Pictured above, L-R: Jonathan Stanley of East Windsor as Mr. Bumble, Denise Carey of Newtown, Pennsylvania as Widow Corney, Trevin Davis of Newtown, Pennsylvania as ‘Oliver and the children from the workhouse rehearse for the Yardley Players production of ‘Oliver!’ at the Kelsey Theatre. (Photo credit: Yardley Players)

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