The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University will present for its spring 2011 musical production Oliver! on April 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and on April 17 at 4 p.m., in the Mamiya Theatre (St. Louis/Chaminade campus) 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children, seniors, military, students and Chaminade faculty and staff. For advance tickets, call (808)735-4827.
Oliver! —a most loved British musical– vividly brings to life Dickens’ timeless characters and ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. The Tony-Award winning British musical by Lionel Bart is based on Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist and has been done all over the world.
Bro. Gary Morris, SM, well known in local theater circles for his various roles with TAG and Diamond Head Theatre productions, directs Oliver!; Timothy Carney is the production’s musical director, and Brad Powell its choreographer.
BRO. GARY MORRIS, SM, a native San Franciscan, has been directing plays for more than 40 years and has more than a 100 plays to his credit. He is part of a team invited to Chaminade University to develop performing arts classes and programs on campus. This is his eighth year at Chaminade as an associate professor of Theatre and English.
TIMOTHY CARNEY serves as associate professor of music at Chaminade University, where he teaches courses in Great Composers, Musical Theatre, and conducts the Chaminade Chorus. He is also the music director of the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, a select choral group in residence at Chaminade.
BRAD POWELL is an award winning director, choreographer, dancer and actor. For more than 22 years, he was the executive producer/writer for educational television. He has acted, directed and choreographed at all of the major theatres in Hawaii as well as on the mainland, in Germany, Samoa, Portugal, Japan and Norway. Powell has worked with Morris on several productions, including last year’s Fiddler on the Roof.