The Talisman Players of Staten Island, New York, was a highly respected community theatre group that produced quality theatre for over 30 years. It was founded and directed by Tom Nardone; an educator and consultant. Talisman's rich history included children’s theatre, high school productions and fund-raising events. His daughter, Christine Nardone Storch, graduate and faculty member of the prestigious Wagner College was his Musical Director; drawing from her Broadway, Off-Broadway, Film and Television experience. Eventually, Christine took over as Director and formed her own theatre company: The Jr. Talisman Players.
In Kutztown she also owns and operates Christine’s Music Together.
Christine, along with her husband RC and their two children, Charlotte and Benjamin, moved to the Lehigh Valley area in 2012 followed by Tom and his wife Carol in December of 2013.
September 6, 7, 8, 2019
Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.