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‘Oliver!’ Performance To Feature American Sign Language Interpreters, Reserved Seating for Hearing-Impaired

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Press Release | No Comments

November 18, 2014 — The Off Broad Street Players’ (OBSP) performance of Oliver! on Saturday, November 22, at the Levoy Theatre will feature American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, who will convey the musical’s dialogue and lyrics from beside the stage for the benefit of hearing-impaired audience members.

“We are excited to welcome these interpreters to our production and to offer their services to an important part of our community,” said OBSP Board President David Halter. “It is a pleasure to make this Broadway classic available for an even wider audience.”

Based on Charles Dickens’ literary classic Oliver Twist, Oliver! is a three-time Tony Award winner chronicling a young orphan’s quest for family and a loving home on the dangerous streets of Victorian London. The show features 16 of Broadway’s most well-known tunes, including “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where Is Love?,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Oom-Pah-Pah,” and “As Long as He Needs Me.”

The ASL interpreted performance will be held Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. Members of the deaf community who speak ASL or their family or friends may email the Levoy at Boxoffice@levoy.net or call 856-327-6400×1 for reserved seating in the section dedicated to those who need ASL interpretation and their guests.

Other performances are Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 16, at 3 p.m.; Thursday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 21, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, at 3 p.m. For more information on the group, visit www.obsp.org; for tickets, go to www.levoy.net.

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