Trinity Rep stages the musical 'Oliver!'

Trinity Rep stages the musical 'Oliver!'

Phineas Peters plays the title role in Trinity Rep's production of the musical "Oliver!" now through March 30 in Trinity's Chase Theater, 201 Washington St., Providence.

PROVIDENCE - Trinity Rep's former artistic director and Academy Award-nominated actor Richard Jenkins and his wife, Sharon Jenkins, return to Providence to direct and choreograph the musical "Oliver!"

The beloved musical runs Feb. 20 to March 30 in Trinity's Chace Theater.

The Tony Award-winning show features the songs "Consider Yourself," "Who Will Buy?" and "Food, Glorious Food."

Audiences will join Oliver as he navigates the streets of 19th-century London, on a search for love and family and his place in the world.

The local show brings to life Dickens' classic characters, from Oliver played by Phineas Peters, the orphan boy who dares to ask for more; the Artful Dodger, played by Noah Parets; the kind-hearted Nancy played by Rachael Warren; as well as Stephen Berenson as the mischievous Fagin, and Timothy John Smith as the sinister Bill Sykes.

Cumberland resident Tara Sullivan, 11, appears in the children's ensemble.

There will be an American Sign Language interpreted performance on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m., and an open captioned performance Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m.

Pay-what-you-can night is offered on Friday, Feb. 21, for the 7:30 p.m., with those tickets on sale at 6:30 p.m., and limited to one per person.

Talk-backs will be held after every performance. Audiences are invited to share their response to the production and themes for approximately 20 minutes following the performance.

During the run of "Oliver!," Trinity Rep will serve as a drop-off location for the Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive, collecting donations of jars of peanut butter for local Rode Island food banks. Patrons are encouraged to bring a jar of peanut butter.

Tickets, $28-$72, are on sale now at www.trinityrep.com, by calling 401-351-4242, or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St.