The Gallery Players has announced casting for the Lionel Bart musical Oliver!, which will star River Alexander in the title role and Dominic Cuskern as Fagin. Neal J. Freeman will direct the production, which runs April 30-May 22.

Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, this musical theater classic follows the orphan Oliver as he journeys from the workhouse to the slums of Victorian London, encounterin such colorful and iconic characters as the cunning Artful Dodger, the wily Fagin, and the menacing Bill Sykes. The score includes such well-known songs as "Food, Glorious Food," "Where is Love?," and "Consider Yourself."

The cast will also feature Conly Bashman, Tyler Bellmon, Stacie Bono, Debra Thais Evans, Melissa Gonzalez, Nicholas Gonzalez, Zenovia Gonzalez, Stephanie Holser, Greg Horton, Leah Jennings, Yakov Klugman, Bill Krakauer, Tony Lance, Zev Lane, Audrey Heffernan Meyer, Michael Mizwicki, Judy Molner, David Morales, Zac Mordechai, Asher Muldoon, Michael Padgett, Hayley Richelson, Caroline Rosenblum, Benjamin Schendler-Terry, Eric Stephenson, and Jesse Turtz.

The creative team will include music director Kevin Lawson, choreographer Josie Bray, scenic designer Cory Rodriguez, costume designer Megan Q. Dudley, lighting designer Tracy Lynn Wertheimer, and fight director Diego Villada.

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