Theatre of Dare Announces Cast of 'Oliver!'
Posted By Matt Artz on January 9, 2014
Theatre of Dare has announced the cast of their upcoming production of Oliver!.
The principal cast of ‘Oliver!’ is Micah Bender ( Oliver) Seated – Don Bridge (Fagin), Stuart Parks II (Bill Sykes), Stephanie Sexton (Nancy), Wallace “Watson” Harvey (Artful Dodger), Missy Eppard (Widow Corney) Standing – Sara Cook (Bet), Lara Parks (Mrs. Sowerberry), Dan Ziegler (Mr. Sowerberry), Kelsey Cieplak (Mrs. Bedwin), Tim Hass ( Mr. Brownlow) and director Charles H. Massey.
After recent auditions, the cast for Oliver! has been selected. The Theatre of Dare will finish their 23rd season with the award winning musical by Lionel Bart.
Director Charles Massey along with musical director Gretchen Bender will bring the show to life starting February 28th through March 9th at the College of the Albemarle (COA) campus in Manteo.
The principal cast includes: Micah Bender (Oliver), Don Bridge (Fagin), Stuart Parks II (Bill Sykes), Stephanie Sexton (Nancy), Wallace “Watson” Harvey (Artful Dodger), Missy Eppard (Widow Corney), Sara Cook (Bet), Lara Parks (Mrs. Sowerberry), Dan Ziegler (Mr. Sowerberry), Kelsey Cieplak (Mrs. Bedwin), and Tim Hass (Mr. Brownlow).
There will be six performances over two weekends with showtimes at 7:30pm Friday & Saturday and 2pm on Sundays.
Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, the musical follows life of the orphaned Oliver from his miserable existence in a workhouse to his work in an undertakers shop and his escape to London where he meets the Artful Dodger and Fagin, and soon learns to pick pockets to survive.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and will be available at Gray’s Department Store in Kitty Hawk starting in February or you may reserve yours online now here.
The full cast of Theatre of Dare’s ‘Oliver!’ includes: Front – Riya Braunstein, Joselyn Corbett, Abigale Bender, Aiden Loye, Avery Smith, Olivia Everett 2nd row – Katie Bender, Alyse Stewart, Blake Parrish, Wally McCown, Oliver Parks, Vincent Maione 3rd row – Don Bridge, Stuart Parks II, Micah Bender, Wallace “Watson” Harvey, Stephanie Sexton 4th row – Wilma Smith, Angel Martinez, Hailey Rock, Sara Cook, Missy Eppard, Kelsey Cieplak, Tim Hass, Julia Ashcheulova, Beth Egbert and Charles H. Massey 5th row – Gretchen Bender, Jimmie Lee Brooks,Buddy McCown, Lacey Hancock, Emily Holmes, Maria Daniels, Tim Roy, Ana Figiel-Gates, Lara Parks, Dan Ziegler, Austin Dolan, and Janelle Parrish.
Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.