When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2:30 & 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 3 2010
The Alliance Theatre opens its 42nd season with the musical TWIST, but don't get out your old Chubby Checkers records. This new musical offers a fresh spin on the tale of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, and Oliver! was obviously taken. With a book by The Wiz author William F. Brown and music and lyrics from Grammy winner Tena Clark, Twist relocates the hapless orphan to 1928 New Orleans. Directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, renowned for Fame and previous collaborations with the Alliance Theatre.