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Hugh Panaro, Sam Preston, Gregory Smith, et al. Set for Walnut Street Theatre's Oliver!

Hugh Panaro
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Walnut Street Theatre has announced the complete cast for their upcoming production of Lionel Bart's musiccal Oliver!, to run November 10-January 10, with an opening set for November 18. Mark Clements will direct. As previously announced, Broadway veteran and Barrymore Award-winning actor Hugh Panaro will star as Fagin in a cast of over 70 performers.

Gregory Smith and Sam Preston are double cast in the title role; Brandon O'Rourke and RJ Fattori are double cast as The Artful Dodger; and the cast will feature Josie Andrews as Bet, Anthony Lawton as Bill Sikes, Janine DiVita as Nancy, as well as Robert Abdoo, Maggie Anderson, Bill Bateman, Chelsey Clark, Kelley Faulkner, Scott Greer, Joe Jackson, Kolina Janneck, Freddie Kimmel, Sonny Leo, Mary Martello, Rob McClure, John Peakes, Michael Philip O'Brien, Erin Reilly, Rebecca Robbins, Peter Schmitz, Beth Wheeler, Denise Whelan, and Troy Woodcroft. In addition to the adults, there will be two teams of 20 children and a hearing impaired American Bulldog named Buddy.

As previously announced, the creative team will include musical director Douglass G. Lutz, scenic designer Todd Edward Ivins, lighting designer Jeff Nellis, costume designer Colleen Grady, and choreographer Mary Jane Houdina.

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