Woodland Opera House Theatre340 Second St.
Woodland, CA 95695
The late Lionel Bart’s big hit musical from 1960 isn’t mounted as often nowadays as it was in decades past, but it still plays well. Bart’s score contains an impressive array of catchy sing-a-long hits from the rambunctious “Food, Glorious Food” to the broad-angle cityscape of “Who Will Buy?” This big community production by the Woodland Opera House features a large cast (wearing elaborate costumes and a few too many fake sideburns), a nine-piece band, and a backstage crew too numerous to acknowledge. The story, set in London circa 1850, is borrowed from Charles Dickens, but don’t be thinking about literature. This show’s a consciously English musical, first and last.
Woodland Opera House; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday; $10-$20. 340 Second Street in Woodland; (530) 666-9617, www.wohtheatre.org. Through April 29.