The Patriot Theatre Company is teaming up virtually this fall with the Stevenson Foundation to produce the first-ever Theatre for Young Audiences musical. OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist will be streamed live Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The event is free to attend but tickets must be reserved in order to receive an access link.
More than 40 students are involved as cast or crew members and the full cast list can be viewed on the Facebook Event page for this production. This musical is appropriate for all ages and retells the story of Oliver Twist set in modern-day Rio de Janeiro. The show will tackle issues of poverty, inequity and injustice while exploring Brazil’s rich music and culture.
Remembering Long-Time Patriot Staff Member
It is with a heavy heart that we announced the loss of our beloved colleague, Carey Cernivec, a long-time Attendance Specialist and recent retiree who passed away last week after battling cancer. Carey joined our Stevenson family 26 years ago, and has been a loyal and passionate Patriot ever since. Please keep Carey’s family in your thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
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