MARCH 4, 2015

"OLIVER!" debuts March 5-14 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center

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cast of oliver Left to right: Cactus Shadows Shadowbox Players Dominique Reichenbach, Dylan Otero, Maddie Lever, Kameron Moore and Shavonne Morin rehearsing for the March 5 – 14, 2015, performance of "Oliver!" at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center.
Courtesy photo by Bryan Black

SCOTTSDALE – Catch one of the most beloved musicals of all time, "Oliver!" at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, March 5 - 14. With memorable songs, dancing, adorable kids, lots of lovable (even when they’re bad) characters and a quintessential Dickensian story, it has absolutely everything required for a great theatrical experience.

Join Oliver in his adventures after he escapes from a London workhouse and accidentally falls in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, kindhearted Nancy and menacing Bill Sikes. Will he ever find the loving home he is searching for?

“Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “Where Is Love,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Who Will Buy,” and “Oom-Pah-Pah” are just a few of the songs that make this Tony and Academy Award winning musical a popular treat.

"Oliver!" opens March 5 with 7:30 p.m. performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 14; and a Sunday Matinee on March 8, at 2 p.m. The energy is high, so wind down with the cast at the complimentary Post Show Café immediately following the Friday performances!

March 7 at 6 p.m. is the Fine Arts Center Alumni & VIP Reception with glorious hors d'oeuvres and dessert bar (no gruel) followed by the Cactus Shadows Shadowbox Players Green Show at 6:30 p.m. and "Oliver!" at 7:30 p.m.! Who is an Alumni? Anyone who has participated in any way at an event of any kind at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center (main stage, backstage, shop, black box, tech booth, F.A.C.E. Gallery, lobby or outdoor amphitheater). That means ... EVERYONE!

Tickets are available online: cactusshadows. Student $10, Adult $15, Alumni & VIP Reception with Performance $25. The Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale.

For more information about "Oliver!" and FAC Raise the Curtain Campaign, contact Evelyn Holbrook at 480-575-2070 or Information is also available at and updated frequently at