The Kentwood Players theater group will present Oliver!, a musical based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, beginning Friday, March 16 through April 21 at the Westchester Playhouse.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave. in Westchester.

Oliver! brings to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin.

There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, but neither she nor the boy is fit for a life of crime.

With music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, the show is based upon the British musical that won several Tony Awards on Broadway. The production is directed by Harold Dershimer, with musical direction by Catherine Rahm and choreography by Anna Rubin.

Oliver! is produced by Rocky and Victoria Miller by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Tickets are $23 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, and service members. To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Information, www.kentwoodplayers.org.

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