Oliver! (MTI) - October 23 - November 08, 2020

Highlands Lakeside Theatre

 Who's Who 

  • Allan Grosman head shot

    Allan Grosman

    as Fagin

    Allan returns to the HLT stage being reunited with director Mike McMillian, whom he previously worked with in The Music Man and You Can't Take It With You. Allan was last seen in the Pavilion stage as Juror 11 in Twelve Angry Men.  Other favorite performances were Hopkins in 1776, Atticus in To Kill A Mockingbird, Major-General in Pirates of Penzance and as Mr. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank for which he won a Zenon as Best Director of the 2012 season.  Many thanks to the cast and crew.

  • TJ Mercer head shot

    TJ Mercer

    as Oliver Twist

    Thomas (T.J.) Mercer - has grown up at the theatre. The first main stage show he was in was Annie Get Your Gun where he played Little Jake at six years old. Other roles he has portrayed are Winthrop in Music Man and Michael in Mary Poppins. T.J. loves to perform and participates in the Summer Theatre Institute program every summer. He thanks his teachers for helping him grow as an actor. When not on stage T.J. loves to run and is an active member of 4H and FFA. He enjoys raising his hog for the fair and growing a citrus tree project.

  • Joshua McGhee head shot

    Joshua McGhee

    as Bill Sikes

     Josh is a teacher in Highlands County and a longtime member of the Highlands Lakeside Theatre. He started his career as a Freshman in high school as an extra in West Side Story. Since then, he has performed as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Horton in Seussical the Musical, Mereb in Aida, The King in The King and I, and many more. He is ecstatic to be back at the theatre!

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