Stage 284 Main Stage

At Stage 284 we value participation from performers of all ages and experience levels and seek to create a multigenerational experience where adults and children can learn from one another.


Season Sponsors:
Mattina R. Proctor Foundation
The Comparato Family
The Daniels Family
M&T Bank
Production Sponsors:
Mass Cultural Council*
Law Office of Julie Low
Brand Company
Stage 284 Main Stage Proudly Presents: Oliver!
Performances October 19th – 28th

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

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.

Main Stage Performances:
October 19th @ 7:30PM
October 20th @ 7:30PM
October 21st @ 2PM & 7:30PM
October 22nd @ 2PM

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Announcing the Main Stage cast of Oliver!