Lincoln County Community Theater will open its summer musical Friday evening, July 30 for a slightly over one-week run at the downtown Lincoln Theater, Elm and Main streets.

“Oliver!”, directed by Laura Graham, will be presented Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31; and Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 3 through 7 at 7:30 p.m. plus a matinee Sunday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.

Everyone is invited to enter the magical world of “Oliver!” and follow the trials and tribulations in the early life of the orphan Oliver Twist, as he seeks an answer to his plaintive question, “Where is Love?” LCCT is thrilled to have attracted such an enthusiastic and talented cast for its summer production of the award-winning British musical. From the rousing opening number of the workhouse orphans, “Food, Glorious Food,” to Fagin’s final soliloquy, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” this adaptation of Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” promises to be the perfect summer outing.

As a way of shouting a big “thank you” to the community for its ongoing support, LCCT is reducing the price of tickets for this year’s show. A nod to another of Dickens’ novels in these trying economic times, Hard Times Pricing will offer adult tickets to all performances for $12, while children younger than 15, can experience the excitement of a live stage production for only $5.

The theater is comfortably air-conditioned. Tickets are on sale at the Maine Coast Book Shop or by reservation at the theater by calling 563-3424. Groups of eight or more adults receive an additional 10 percent off; group reservations should be made by phone.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to