Second Street Players stages summer musical, Oliver!

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Second Street Players’ Riverfront Theatre in Downtown Milford, DE

Second Street Players will present Oliver! this July on stage. Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The Second Street Players’ production is directed by Melissa Brenner and Steven Haber and they are delighted to bring this musical theatre masterpiece to the Milford stage. Chris Myers as Musical Director and Maria Bagley as Choreographer bring the musical to life on stage with amazing creative vision! Don’t miss this one!

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

All performances of Oliver! will be at the Riverfront Theater, 2 South Walnut Street in Milford and are scheduled three weekends to include July 8,9,10,15,16,17 & 22,23,24. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. Seats are $25 with a $1 discount available to seniors, military, students, and our members. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Patrons who need assistance with the ticketing website or with other questions may email [email protected], or leave a message at (302) 422-0220.

Second Street Players values diversity and inclusion in casting, and in all other areas of production. For a synopsis of the show Oliver! and parts or other information about Second Street Players, visit The show is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowments of the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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