DEC 16- 31
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Family Holiday Musical


Consider yourself at home with Cardinal’s 2016 family holiday show! For the 10th Anniversary Season, Cardinal’s celebrating 10 years of kids contributing to the company with a revival of Lionel Bart’s glorious Oliver!. The show will be produced in partnership with multiple local youth groups and features a cast of 60 local kids!

Oliver! is the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless novel of Oliver Twist. After running away from an orphanage, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and becomes a pickpocket in Fagin’s gang. After Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, Mr. Brownlow offers him a home. Fagin plots to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Age Recommendation: 4+
Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
Show Location: Buskirk-Chumley Theater



  • celebrates 10 years of kids in Cardinal Stage shows.
  • features 60 Bloomington kids!
  • stars Bloomington favorite Mike Price as the thieving scalawag Fagin!
  • features Brian Samarzea’s exquisite musical direction of Lionel Bart’s classic numbers such as I’d Do Anything, Consider YourselfFood Glorious Food, and more!
  • highlights the magnificent choreography from Cardinal’s resident choreographer, Diane Buzzell!