Brea's Youth Theatre

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Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist.

Brea's Youth Theatre and Stagelight Productions
Lionel Bart's
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Directed by Janice Kraus
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse,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.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

Performances  Dates
July 11 through 28

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

BYT Oliver - Orphans 2Photo Credit: Bill Warshaw, TheatreSHOTS


Registrations are now open for the Brea Youth Theatre's rendition of Oliver!. The registration fee is $155 for Brea residents and $170 for non-residents.

A parent information meeting will be held on May 20, 7 p.m. in Community Rooms A & B at the Brea Civic Center. 

The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. 

View the flyer and registration form here.

Register NOW!

About Brea's Youth Theatre

Produced in partnership with Stagelight Family Productions, the City of Brea’s Youth Theatre Program has brought the joy of theatre to children and their families for more than two decades. Through the art and practice of live theatre, children and teens perform as a team with seasoned actors and educators in the community to bring some of Broadway’s most notable musicals to a live audience. Throughout the rehearsal process, children and teens learn the value of teamwork, while building confidence and lasting friendships. Truly an experience for the entire family, each production brings the opportunity for parents to contribute their own talents through a variety of volunteer projects that support the fun onstage. With two annual productions, there's plenty of opportunities for young performers and audiences to participate. Ask about registration for our summer production.

To learn more about Stagelight Productions, the Curtis Theatre's producing partner for the program, visit their website.

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