The award-winning musical “Oliver” returns to the Canyon Theater Guild

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The Canyon Theater Guild is due to open this weekend for the 50th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ novel-turned-play Oliver Twist, this time with a steampunk take on the classic tale.

Every weekend from Saturday July 23 to Saturday August 27, the Canyon Theater Guild will host the award-winning play by Lionel Bart.

The play’s inaugural performance in Santa Clarita dates back to 1972, when Canyon High School’s theater department hosted the very first version of the play.

Since the play is celebrating its 50th anniversary, a stale and repetitive feeling might be experienced by fans of the play.

To breathe new life into this classic production, Eduardo Arteaga, the director of the play, decided to give this show another twist.

“The visual and creative design for this production is based on aesthetics and technology inspired by what Steampunk stands for,” Arteaga said.

Canyon Theater Guild The new set and costume designs are inspired by the works of early science fiction writers Jules Verne and HG Wells, as well as the birth of steampunk in the 1980s, Arteaga said.

“Creating Oliver’s costumes was a real labor of love. It was fun finding ways to bring out each character’s personality through their costumes, especially given the steampunk aesthetic the director was going for” , said Nicole Arteaga, the costume designer for the piece.

For ticket reservations, Click hereor call the Canyon Theater Guild box office at 661-799-2702!

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