November 14, 2014

OLIVER! THE MUSICAL coming to Crown Center

PRESS RELEASE (For immediate release)
....Consider yourself, one of the family!
MTH's 12th Season Closes With Oliver!
Cast of 50 Presents Musical Retelling of Dickens Classic
KIDS COME FREE TICKET PROGRAM makes live theater available for local families

November 7, 2014, Kansas City, MO – It's our LARGEST CAST EVER !! Musical Theater Heritage will close its 12th season
with the classic Broadway musical, OLIVER! playing December 4-21 at Off Center Theatre at Crown Center.

OLIVER! contains some of the catchiest songs of all time: "Food Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love,"
"It's A Fine Life," "I'd Do Anything," and of course the haunting "As Long As He Needs Me."

Opening in London's West End in 1960, OLIVER! ran for 2,600 performances, coming to the U.S. for a national tour in
1962, then a Broadway production in 1963. OLIVER! has been revived in London's West End and on Broadway many times, and
has been a favorite of regional theaters for decades.

Many of the show's themes are still current to the 21st century, and the music is classic and timeless. MTH's
production of OLIVER! is directed and music directed by Sarah Crawford. Assistant Music Director and show conductor is
Jeremy Watson on piano. The cast of 50 includes Jordan Haas as Oliver, Kip Niven as Fagin, Samn Wright as Bill Sykes,
and Shelby Floyd as Nancy. In addition, MTH has hired nearly every child actor in a 4-state area.

In keeping with our mission, MTH WANTs to see more young families have the opportunity to experience the joy of live
theater together. So…beginning with OLIVER! and our special edition of our holiday show, A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS
CABARET, kids come FREE. 1 free kid's ticket is available per 1 paying adult – Left & Right seating only.

began last Christmas when they collected over 200 toys for needy families. A free ticket is available to anyone who
brings a new, unwrapped toy, minimum $10 toy value. One free ticket is offered for every 2 people. In addition, MTH is
also donating another 100 tickets to TOYS FOR TOTS for their volunteers and to give to needy families so that they can
enjoy the show, too.

Performances for OLIVER! are December 4-21 at the Off Center Theatre at Crown Center - 5 times a week, Thursdays @ 7PM,
Fridays @ 8PM, Saturday @ 2PM & 8PM, Sundays @ 2PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling (816) 545-6000, at the Off
Center Theatre Box Office at 2450 Grand, or online at the Musical Theater Heritage website at

MUSICAL THEATER HERITAGE, a not-for-profit arts organization, was founded by George Harter of the "A Night on the Town"
Radio Series, along with Chad Gerlt joining MTH in 2003. It is one of the Kansas City's leading professional musical
theater companies. Oliver completes our goals for 2014 that included 3 musicals, 8 Musical Mondays, and several smaller
events throughout the year, hiring over 130 performers and theater technicians, with an attendance of over 10,000

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