OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist

Performance Dates

A world premiere Kennedy Center commission, Inspired by Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

A spunky girl on the streets of Rio masquerades as a boy to look for her mother, only to discover a new kind of family, in this world premiere musical inspired by Charles Dickens's classic novel and featuring original songs and music. Age 9+

Note: The 1:30 p.m. performance on Sun., February 14 is Sensory-Friendly. Sensory-Friendly Performances are designed to create a theater experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
70 minutes


Esperança Olivério
Silas Sykes
Zé Esquiva

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Book Writer
Lighting Designer