North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premier producer of professional Broadway musicals, is thrilled to partner with local nonprofits during the run of Oliver!, running July 17th through the 22nd in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Escape the heat and enjoy the show while giving back to the Raleigh community. Keeping in line with the show’s storyline about a young runaway orphan, the theatre is partnering with local nonprofits and understands the need for food,glorious food. From July 17th to the 22nd in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, you can help make a difference by supporting the following nonprofits with these various needs:
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS): IFFS strives to end hunger in our community. Please bring food items for their Backpack Buddies Program, which provides children with weekend meals during the school year. For more information, and their list of what and what not bring, visit: www.foodshuttle.org/
7/17: 7:30 PM
7/18: 7:30 PM
7/19: 7:30 PM
7/20: 7:30 PM
7/21: 2 PM & 7:30 PM
7/22: 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Junior League of Raleigh Bargain Box (JLR): JLR’s fundraiser, the Bargain Box, provides clothing, toys and household items to the community at large. Please bring these items to help out their philanthropy. For more information, visit: www.jraleigh.org/
Embrace Uganda: Embrace Uganda seeks better educational opportunities for children, quality health care, and sustainable economic development. Audience members can support this organization by purchasing homemade African crafts in the lobby. For more information, visit: www.embraceuganda.org/
Methodist Home for Children (MHC): MHC aims to build upon the social, physical, emotional, and spiritual strengths of children, youth, and families. Support this nonprofit by learning more about them at their display table in the lobby. For more information, visit:www.mhfc.org/home/
Bring your family and friends to the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium to see Oliver! and bring some food, new or gently-used clothing, and household items for a chance to win free tickets to NC Theatre’s next production, Legally Blonde: The Musical!
Oliver! vividly brings to life the ever-popular story of the young runaway orphan, colorful Artful Dodger, infamous Fagin and his gang of pickpockets, sinister Bill Sykes, nurturing and lovable Nancy and a host of memorable characters.
With music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! is a British musical that premiered in the West End in 1960 and enjoyed a long and successful run on Broadway in 1963. A movie musical was made as a follow up in 1968 that received rave reviews. Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ work to become an international stage hit. The Sunday Times exclaims that Oliver! is ‘Lionel Bart’s musical masterpiece’ and The New York Times says ‘it’s hard to top this extravagant, eye-dazzling Oliver!”
Single tickets to Oliver! are on sale now and start at $16. To purchase, call the North Carolina Theatre Box Office at 919-831-6941 x6944. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information please visit www.nctheatre.com.
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