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Friday To-Do: 'Oliver!'

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Jacob Clanton stars as Oliver Twist.

‘OLIVER'
7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater. $14-$18.

The Weekend Theater opens its 2009-2010 season big with the Tony Award-winning musical “Oliver!” Based, of course, on Dickens' “Oliver Twist,” the musical traces the rise of a young orphan from starvation to indentured servitude to life in the city among the thieves to — well, maybe “rise” isn't the right word. Thankfully, charismatic villains (Artful Dodger, anyone?) and all that catchy sangin' help leaven all the “protest of man's inhumanity to man” business. Andy Hall and Jamie Scott Blakey co-direct, while Lori Isner provides musical direction. The production runs through June 28.

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