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Young Actors Shine On Rhinebeck Stage

Theater: ‘Oliver!’
Madeleine Carolan, left, as Oliver and Maya Schubert as the Artful Dodger. Photo by Ben Covert

Both “Oliver Twist,” the Charles Dickens novel, and “Oliver!” the musical by Lionel Bart, are lurid and enduring. It’s a cruel world, after all. Violence is visited upon children and women; there’s unceasing poverty, hunger and danger; and the class system is impenetrable — unless, of course you are the grandson of an aristocrat.

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