- Your Visit
Based upon Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, this musical production debuted at London's Noël Coward Theatre in 1960, moving to Broadway in 1964. Oliver! has since experienced many revivals on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in 2009 on the West End, in addition to a number of international productions. It was also turned into an Academy Award-willing film in 1968. Now it comes to EPAC!
"OLIVER! Shines at Ephrata Performing Arts Center"Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
While the musical does differ from the original novel in some areas, audiences will recognize many of the Dickens characters such as Fagin, Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger, and, of course, Oliver. EPAC’s production will be directed by Artistic Director, Edward R. Fernandez.
In the show Oliver!, the young orphan Oliver is punished in the workhouse for asking for more food with the famous line: "Please, Sir, I want some more." The cast of EPAC's production of Oliver has decided to try to help out anyone who has ever needed more by running a food drive. The cast is asking those who attend the show to bring a nonperishable food item to EPAC the night they come to see "Oliver!" There will be a box in the lobby of the Sharadin Bigler Theatre for donations. The cast will take all donations to Ephrata Area Social Services for its food bank.
When you donate your food item, you can enter a drawing for an Oliver! poster -- with original artwork created just for EPAC's production of the show -- signed by the cast.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity during this holiday season.
EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.
EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor and Opening Night Party is at The Hill.
EPAC's Opening Night Performance Sponsor is David Dierwechter and Marcia L. Stoner.
Individual Performance Sponsor for 12/9/16 is Todd and Rebecca Bartos.
EPAC's 2016 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.
EPAC's 2016 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will hold general auditions for its 2017 season Thursday-Friday, January 12 and 13, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM; Saturday, January 14, from 11:00 AM - 8 PM.; and Sunday, January 15, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM.
Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment, register online at our registration page.
Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Disney's Lion King Jr.
is the story of a young lion prince learning what it means to become king without letting life get him
down. The show is adapted for the stage with a slightly shorter run time that makes it perfect for
This family-fun production will be performed by a talented cast of young actors as part of EPAC's Kids4Kids series.
Read more on our show page
We are preparing another season of great theater for you. In each of next year's shows, the leading character goes on a life-changing journey. Some of the journeys lead to love and joy. Some lead to a greater appreciation for our common humanity. As in real life, some do not end happily. Each of these plays and musicals tells a compelling story about how the choices we make in life help us discover who we really are. Let's explore all that we can.
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