‘Oliver!’ was a ‘Dickens’ of a good show

“You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” was one of the memorable songs in the West End Players performance of “Oliver!” The local theater group performed the spring musical five times over two weekends at the Crystal Theatre and in the Windsor Auditorium. The musical was directed by Jason Mattson of Iron River and presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). “Oliver!” is one of the most beloved musicals, vividly bringing to life Charles Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.