At times funny and heartbreaking, the whole family will enjoy this charming musical adventure. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s musical selection, Oliver!, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, opens tonight. With Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart, it was an instant hit when it opened in the West End in London in 1960, and later on Broadway in
DJ Salisbury (Director, Oliver!) has set shows nationwide at Paper Mill (N.J.), Dallas Musicals, TOTS (Ga.), Music Circus (Calif.), Lyric Theatre (Okla.), Denver Center, Ogunquit Playhouse (Maine), Riverside (Fla.), and elsewhere. Favorites include Into The Woods, Man of La Mancha, La Cage Aux Folles, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Les Miz and Will Rogers Follies (9
Rachael Fox (Hero, Much Ado; Cordelia, Lear) Rachael’s New York Credits include The Forgotten, and Montana.
Simon Marotte (Oliver, Oliver!) will be entering fourth grade at Marguerite Vann Elementary in the fall. He enjoys piano, voice, and violin lessons, and being a member of the Hendrix Aquakids Swim Team.
Chad Bradford (Bill Sykes, Oliver!; Edgar, Lear) couldn’t be more thrilled to return home to play with so many beautiful and talented friends and artists!
Chichi at @arkshakes opening night at @hendrixcollege #arkshakes twitter.com/courtneyism/st… — Courtney Spradlin (@courtneyism) June 7, 2013 I had the best time watching Much Ado About Nothing tonight with @caseypgarrison and @micjoyrob #arkshakes twitter.com/ChrisSDickerso… — Chris Dickerson (@ChrisSDickerson) June 9, 2013 Wonderful performance by the #arkshakes troupe, & the weather was perfect. A real artistic &
Matthew Peoples (Costume Designer, Much Ado) is in his third season at AST as a designer, having previously costumed Big River (2012) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2011).