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Oliver

Oliver

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 8:56 am

(Paducah, KY)- “Consider Yourself” enchanted by Oliver! Hailed as one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, Oliver! brings to the stage some of Charles Dickens’ most unforgettable characters along with one of Broadway’s most memorable scores. Hits such as “Consider Yourself At Home”, “Food, Glorious Food” and “Where Is Love” surround this heartwarming tale of the young orphan Oliver Twist in this all new production of Lionel Bart’s magical musical. Directed by Clayton Phillips, this newest staging of Lionel Bart’s masterpiece will continue to delight audiences when it comes to the Carson Center in Paducah for two performances on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, priced from $30 to $50, will go on sale Monday, November 24 at the Carson Center box office (270-450-4444), or online at www.thecarsoncenter.org. Discounts are available to 2008-09 Broadway Season Subscribers and groups of 20 or more. A 10% discount is available for students with valid identification. A special $5 off discount for OLIVER! is available to children 14 and under. Based on Charles Dickens literary classic Oliver Twist, Oliver! follows one spirited orphan on his journey through the colorful underworld of 19th century London in search of love and acceptance. The production debuted in London in 1960 and transferred to Broadway in 1963. An instant hit, the show was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including Best Music & Lyrics. The 1968 film version received 11 Academy Award nominations and won 5, including Best Score. CLAYTON PHILLIPS (Director) is the recipient of the 2007 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Best Musical and Best Original Script, for the world premiere of John Pielmeier’s Slow Dance With A Hot Pick-Up, with music by Matty Selman and also received the 2006 Award for professional excellence. He directed tours of Show Boat (nominated for American Theatre Award as Best Direction and Best Musical), and Kiss of the Spider Woman which he also directed in Tokyo and Buenos Aires as well as North Shore Music Theatre. Clayton was Harold Prince’s Assistant for Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Parade. He is currently developing Empire, The Musical, by Caroline Sherman and Bob Hull for a Broadway production in the spring of 2009. Empire was originally conceived in Los Angeles, and was nominated for an Ovation Award as Best New Musical and won for Best Choreography and was subsequently produced at the Stamford Performing Arts Center in Stamford CT. Other directorial credits include: Falsetto’s, Bash! Of Mice and Men, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, Into The Woods, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dirty Blonde, Breaking Legs, Gypsy, Our Town, The Apple Tree, The Last Five Years and the world premiere of Gauging, the Musical, among others. Clayton is currently the Artistic Director of the commercial division of Midtown International Theatre Festival and has served as Producing Artistic Director for The Barnstormers Theatre, Executive Director for Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of New York City’s Gay Men’s Chorus, Managing Director for The York Theatre Company in New York City, Artistic Director for Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, LI. and was the Executive Producer of NETwork’s national tour of The Full Monty. Clayton is a proud member of SSDC (The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers). OLIVER! is proudly presented by Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) and the Carson Center as part of the 2008-09 Broadway Season in Paducah, sponsored by Computer Services Inc. and Western Baptist Hospital. Jam Theatricals is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Founded in 1997 by Arny Granat, Jerry Mickelson and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in more than 30 cities. Jam has presented notable national touring productions including CATS, The Producers, STOMP, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Miss Saigon and Riverdance. Jam Theatricals and its principals are the recipients of four Tony Awards® for producing August Osage County (Best Play – 2008), The History Boys (Best Play- 2006), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical- 2005) and Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play- 2005) on Broadway. Additional Broadway credits include the following Tony®-nominated productions: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Retreat from Moscow, The Wedding Singer and Talk Radio starring Liev Schreiber, as well as this season’s Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Seafarer, The Homecoming, November, Sunday in the Park with George, and Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne. Posted 11.24.08

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