Review: Festival's 'Oliver!' a family friendly delight

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  • Maya Pinion Sandy, UT
    July 19, 2011 8:04 a.m.

    Jace Salcido was a most excellent Oliver. He did a terrific job. What a heavenly voice, and delightful actor. He also did a marvelous job along with his sister as the two children in South Pacific. Although Jace is 11, he looked like a much younger child which made his performance all the more endearing. Michael Ballam played a delightful Fagin--perfect for Ballam's aging voice and talents for acting. The days of Ballam doing a successful lead role may be gone but his acting and singing in aging character roles is coming into full bloom. This is the type of show I want to bring the whole family to, introducing children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents--even cousins aunts and uncles to the delightful entertainment of live musical theater. Did I say the whole family? Yes, and I meant every word of it! May I have some more please?!