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Ashe County Little Theater Hosting Performances of OLIVER! June 21-25; All Are Invited to Join in the Fun

June 12, 2012. The Ashe County Little Theater is preparing for its upcoming summer musical extravaganza of OLIVER!  Tickets ($15 adults, $5 students) are now on sale for the following dates, 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 22, 23, and 25, and a matinee on Sunday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.  All performances are presented at the Ashe County Civic Center stage on Mount Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, NC.

OLIVER! Is based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist.  It is a story of a poor orphan boy who runs away to make his fortune in 1850’s London. Audience members will follow his ups and downs as he makes his way through a den of thieves to discover his true destiny.

OLIVER! is directed by Michael Yelton, and with musical direction by Mark Tomasik. Theater patrons will be delighted with the performances of some of the High Country’s finest actors, including Tom Fowler as Fagin, Jana Greer as Nancy, Jeff Dreyer as Bill Sykes, Oliver Moss as the Artful Dodger, and Rowan Renfroe as Oliver.  The supporting cast contains some new and some familiar faces; Barry Aldridge, Jessica Andrews, BillBaker, Julia Bassett, Melissa Caudill, Linda Dreyer, Andrea Gardner, Jeremy Halsey, Debbie Handy, Dayne Hodges, Kathy Howell, Helen Kilby, Gary Lee, Grady Lonon, Jane Lonon, Gilly MacKnee, Rachel Matthies, Edie Miller, Whitney Spanlger, Cindy Taylor, Della Vodenicker, and Jim Williams.

The younger members of the cast include Laureen Edmonson, Riley Edmondson, Chloe Farmer, Kelly Halsey, Ebeneezer MacKnee, Angelica MacKnee, Shelby Mayer, Isabella Wyatt and Ella Yelton.

Don’t miss this glorious musical – call the Ashe County Arts Council (336) 846-ARTS (2787) to reserve your tickets today!  Audience members are sure to leave the theater humming one of the hit songs from Oliver!