As part of its 40th anniversary season, the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is presenting Oliver! throughout the month of December. Based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, the performance is set in a tavern on Christmas Eve, when patrons tell the story of orphan boy who makes his way through the underground London society to rediscover his rightful heritage.
Oliver! will play Nov. 29 through Dec. 28 at the Breckenridge Theatre, located at 121 S. Ridge Street in Breckenridge. Please note that the Dec. 15 performance is SOLD OUT. Dec. 6 is a Prologue Night with pre-show discussion beginning at 6:40 p.m. and Dec. 20 is a Talkback Night with a cast and crew Q&A following the performance.
Visit BackstageTheatre.org to purchase tickets (starting at $20) and to see the full list of show dates and times. Oliver! is one of many holiday happenings in town. See more holiday picks in Breckenridge or click on a photo below to begin the slideshow.
TJ Hogle plays Mr. Bumble (center) in the Backstage Theatre’s production of Oliver! which will screen on selected dates throughout December. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Foster Krueger (pictured) and Paul Hans share the role of Oliver, who appears in the tavern on Christmas Eve. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
“Consider Yourself” is one of many Lionel Bart songs performed in the production. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
A classic villain, Fagin is played by Matt Maxwell. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
A source of information about Oliver’s past, Nancy is played by Lenore Giardina. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
TJ Hogle also plays the stubborn Bill Sykes in the Backstage performance of Oliver!. Photo Courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Cast members perform “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two”, one of the many Lionel Bart songs featured in the production. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre