Overseas School of Colombo is excited to announce their upcoming secondary school musical production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! An integral part of OSC’s curriculum, the performing arts not only provide opportunities for students to develop creative passions but also teach communication, language and leadership in unique ways that inspire individualism. This year, 40 of the secondary school students will present a reimagined take on Lionel Bart’s Tony Award-winning musical ‘Oliver! a 1963 classic, which was later adapted into an Oscar-winning best picture.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), the production will feature show tunes such as “As long as he needs me”, “Where is love” and “Consider yourself”. The setting will be changed from Victorian London to more abstract and indeterminate time and place, and the show will use traverse staging, which will create an intimate atmosphere for the audience. The production, involving students from grades six to 12 will feature an accompanying live 12-piece musical ensemble.
Oliver! will be staged on December 5th and 6th at the OSC Auditorium. Performances will start at 7pm and tickets are priced at 650 rupees. For the closing night on 7th, OSC offers a gala dinner theater experience with an interaction between actors and audience and tickets are priced at 5000 rupees.