Springfield Little Theatre presents Lionel Bart's classic musical "Oliver!" based on the Dickens novel, January 25-February 10 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. An orphaned boy in 19th-century London is raised in a workhouse under very harsh and cruel conditions. After audaciously asking for an extra portion of gruel, Oliver is expelled; finding himself on the streets, he falls in with a group of petty thieves whose leader teaches Oliver how to pick a pocket or two. The sensational score including such classics as "I’d Do Anything For You, Dear" and "Consider Yourself." Jamie Bower directs the production, with choreography by Joey Williams and musical direction by Jonathan Raney and Aaron Smith. Opening night is Friday Jan.25th at 7:30pm, and performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30, with Saturday matinees at 2:30pm on Feb.2 and 9, and Sunday 2:30pm matinees January 27, and February 3rd and 10th. For tickets call the Landers box office at 869-1334 or visit www.springfieldlittletheatre.org.