OLIVER!, THE MUSICAL
Centenary Stage Company
Hackettstown, New Jersey
In the stand-out "Who Will Buy" production number, we counted 32 adult performers...The supporting cast is also blessed with outstanding voices, for example, in the "Who Will Buy" number there is Tanya Wheelock as the Rose Seller...
- 'Fun, Glorious, Fun at the Centenary Stage Company's terrific 'Oliver'' (Examiner.com), Rick Busciglio
Transcendently beautiful is the performance of "Who Will Buy." It begins with a bit of "Where Is Love?" and blossoms into the beautiful street sellers' cries ("who will buy, my sweet red roses two blooms for a penny"). Each solo voice and note—the housekeeper (Maria Brodeur), Oliver (Anthony Zas), the Rose Seller (Tanya Wheelock), the Knife Grinder (Emilio Tiri), the Strawberry Seller (Christine Mase), and the Song Seller (Saquan Williams)—along with the choral work of others, contribute to the haunting beauty of the piece.
- 'Oliver!: A Community Pre-Holiday Celebration at Centenary Stage' (Talkin' Broadway), Bob Rendell