North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premier producer of professional Broadway musicals, has announced casting for Oliver!, running Tuesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 22 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.
Michael Perez and Rebecca Layko of Apex will be members of “Fagin’s Gang” and “Workhouse Boys” in the production. Both are students at the NC Theatre Conservatory.
Perez has performed in the NC Theatre’s Evita, Peter Pan, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Music Man to name a few.
In addition to theatre performances, Layko also enjoys participating in dance performances and training in ballet, tap, hip hop and jazz.
Broadway’s Kevin Gray will star as “Fagin.” Gray was last seen on the NC Theatre stage as “The Engineer” in Miss Saigon. Gray was also seen on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, The King & I, Chu Chem and The Phantom of the Opera. Sam Poon will play the title role of “Oliver”. He is recently off the National Touring production of Les Misérables, which sold out its eight show performance run in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in February. Stephen Tewksbury will play “Bill Sykes”. He has been on Broadway in Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera.
For more information please visit www.nctheatre.com.