Tom won a ranch in a poker game, and subsequently struck oil on it. Now he’s a millionaire and is pursued by Pamela a coquettish golddigger and daughter of Tom’s CPA Randall. When Pamela goes back to New York for the summer, Tom hopes to improve himself enough to impress her. So in the tradition of “My Fair Lady” Tom hires a librarian-ish tutor named Florence to teach him to be more cultured, to say “get” instead of “git,” and to stop slurping his soup. Florence will also try to manner up Tom’s unruly ranch hands, Hank and Lem to great comic effect while Tom’s foreman Link is a key player in Tom’s plan. Jose, the ranch’s Mexican cook is quite hilarious in his own right. A romantic comedy of sorts, “The Man with the Pointed Toes” is a sweet, appealing show that despite prompting bursts of laughter, feels honest and real.
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young,orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sikes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where Is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.