With a Twist
MILLERSPORT – Students from Millerspor t elementary through high school grades are working and rehearsing vigorously to present the musical “Oliver” at the Millersport Elementary Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street, Millersport, Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, 2:30 p.m., complete with a huge cast and elaborate sets. Tickets for the show are $8. There will be “Food, Glorious Food” prior to the show. A meal and show ticket are $15. Contact (740) 467- 3306 or (740) 467-2929 to order tickets.
According to StageAgent.com and Fandango.com, Oliver Twist is a young boy who lives in a workhouse with other orphaned boys. When Oliver disr upts a meal by asking for more, he is sold to a local undertaker and his family. They treat Oliver horribly and make him sleep under the coffins. Oliver escapes and runs off to Paddington Green, where he quickly befriends another young boy, the Artful Dodger. Dodger takes him to his home, an academy for orphans who learn how to be pick-pockets run by a kind, yet slightly sinister, old gentleman named Fagin. Oliver is also introduced to Nancy Sikes, a lovable young woman, and Bet, Nancy's best friend. When Oliver goes on his first pick-pocketing job, the police catch him. The man who Oliver thieved, Mr. Brownlow, learns of Oliver's sad past and brings him into his home. Meanwhile, Nancy's husband (the villainous Bill Sikes) worries that Oliver will tell Mr. Brownlow and the police where the thieves live. He forces Nancy and Bet to snatch Oliver from Mr. Brownlow's house and take him back to Fagin's. Nancy decides secretly to return Oliver to Mr. Brownlow, leading to tragic consequences before an ultimately happy ending.