Oliver! is coming to the EPAC stage for winter 2016.

December 1 - 17

A young boy born into the gritty world of 19th century London's poor laborers is surrounded by poverty and some unscrupulous personalities.

"OLIVER! Shines at Ephrata Performing Arts Center"

, Theatre Sensation
Show Promo
Show Commercial

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!

"British invasion at EPAC: Oliver!"

, Theatre Sensation
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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 is so excited to bring this family classic to life. Dickens' rich and wonderful characters and the well-known and tuneful music and lyrics combined on EPAC's intimate thrust stage is sure to sure to create a moving and wonderful holiday treat for the entire family.

"EPAC's "Oliver!" has terrific music but needs some polishing"

, Lancaster Online

Food Drive
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.


Take home a keepsake poster commemorating Oliver! at EPAC

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to bring theater into your home. A great gift for any budding theater fan, this poster will make a powerful visual statement wherever it is displayed! Each poster is $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify its authenticity.

Only 30 of these artworks will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come! Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup from December 1 to December 17, 2016. Shipping is not available. Simply bring your email confirmation of purchase when you come to pick up your poster.


Creative Team

Director - Trisha Coccoran
Asst Director - Ed Fernandez
SM - Ben Rosenzweig
Music Director Cheryl Markle
Light design - Jeff Cussano
LBO - Jamie Latshaw / Zach Frantz
Spot Op - Liam Roy
Sound Designer - Jeff Pettyjohn
Sound Board Op - Jeff Pettyjohn
Dressers - Marissa Boldizar, Kritsen Hemsley, Liz Mezzler
Child Wranglers - Mindy Gray & Elizabeth Moodie


Oliver -Aleko Zeppos
Fagin - Preston Schreffler
Bumble - Joe Myering
Widow Corney-Elizabeth Pattey
Mr Sowerberry/ Knife Grinder-Carl Bomberger
Mrs Sowerberry/ Strawberry Seller -Karey Getz
Noah Claypool -Preston Cuer
Charlotte -Abby Hoy
Dodger - Ethan Reimel
Charley -Brett Devlin
Nancy - Kristie Ohlinger
Bet -Joselyn Terry
Bill Sikes- Jeff Fisher
Mr Brownlow -Evan Cooper
Dr Grimwig -Bruce Weaver
Mrs Bedwin - Karen Cooper

Male Ensemble
Tim Strawser
JP Welliver
Domenic Palm
Liam Roy
DJ Harris

Female Ensemble
Kayla Klase-Milk Lady
Carolyn Tornelli -Old Sally
Janet Josephson -Rose Seller
Carly Ludwig
Kylie Corcoran
Cassidy Martin

KIds Ensemble
Adam Smith
Andrew Hagy
Ben Prentiss
Cameron Werder
Carson Smith
Chase Gray
Connor Moodie
Cooper Lehman
Damian Hemsley
Grant Kuhn
John Laube
Peter Northup
William Sensenig
Zachary Sensenig
Zach DePorter

Oliver! is sponsored by:

Opening Night Party Sponsor and Opening Night Party

The Hill

EPAC's Opening Night Performance Sponsor

David Dierwechter and Marcia L. Stoner

Individual Performance Sponsor 12/9/16

Todd and Rebecca Bartos

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



More Information


Coming Soon

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, October 2018

See all past productions

The 2018 Season at EPAC
More information about the 2018 season at EPAC

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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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