Mainstage Show: OLIVER! – professional, all-ages cast (Spring 2018)

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

Consider yourself one of the family!  The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
DIRECTED BY:  Jordan Richardson |  MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Salvo  | CHOREOGRAPHER: Jenna Schoppe
Windy City Performs presents a mainstage season of soul-stirring plays and musicals designed to appeal to all ages.  Most of our Mainstage season productions feature professional actors and auditioned youth and teens. 
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 31 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • No Easter Sunday Shows
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 6 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 7 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 8 @ 12pm & 4pm
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 13 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 14 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 15 @ 12pm & 4pm
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 20 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 21 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 22 @ 12pm & 4pm
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 27 @ 7pm
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28 @ 3pm & 7pm
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 29 @ 12pm & 4pm
ADULT TICKETS (18-64) YOUTH & SENIOR (under 17; 65+)
$27.00 + $1.50 TIF* $17.55 + $1.50 TIF*
*Plus a $1.50 per ticket fee for our Theatre Improvement Fund to support renovations of the our performance home. *Note:  Mainstage shows often sell-out in advance. There is no guarantee walk-up seats will be available.  Please do purchase in advance!

For complete ticketing policies, including refunds/exchanges and late seating, click here to visit our box office page.

This show is performed by Professional Adults, with auditioned Teens & Youth, grades 3-12. There are some incidents of children living in an orphanage, relationship violence, thievery, drinking alcohol, dishonesty and death in this story; although the arc of the story is largely happy and positive, with Oliver finding his home in the end, the show does contain moments of sadness.  Some themes that parents may want to discuss with their young children in advance of the show include: honesty, redemption, forgiveness, sacrifice, personal safety, and the meaning of family and home. The show is recommended for ages 6 & up. The show runs 2 hour, 10 minutes with a 10 minute intermission. 



NOTE ABOUT DOUBLE CASTING:  Some youth & teen roles (leads and ensemble) have been double-cast, which means they will only perform in 11 out of the 22 shows.  Here is the list of show dates and times where you can find your favorite youth / teen performer: