Oliver! The Musical Set to Perform in Homer, New York!

Center Players and the Homer Education Foundation present Oliver! The Musical on July 20, 21, 22 at Homer High School Auditorium.

Co-Directed by John Melvin and Sam Herwood, both well known performers in the Syracuse area theater community, are leading the talents of a large ensemble cast from throughout Central New York as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.


Center Players is a community theater program of the Center for the Arts in Homer, New York. Center Players produces quality, live theater productions at affordable prices, by and for the greater community and provides a venue and an experience for community artists to practice and display their craft.