BUCKHANNON - Three members of an Elkins family are part of the talented cast for Buckhannon Community Theater's production of "Oliver!"
The exciting ensemble musical is being performed in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Curtain time tonight and Saturday is 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the matinee on Sun.
Elkins residents Aaron and Austin Elliott, along with their mother, Tiffany, are performing in the production based on the novel "Oliver Twist."
Aaron Elliott as the Artful Dodger and Ben Long as Oliver star in the BCT production of ‘Oliver!’
The Elliott family has been involved in theater for years, although this is their first performance with Buckhannon Community Theater. The 11-year-old twins made their acting debut in the Christmas musical "Santa Bowed at Christmas" when they were 5 years old. Since then they have performed in several local plays and musicals.
Aaron will be portraying the iconic role of the Artful Dodger while Austin will play an orphan in the first scene and a pickpocket in the second. Their mother will play the part of the Rose Seller.
"'Oliver!' is a timeless tale of the human condition and how keeping hope in your heart overcomes the worst moments in life," director David Seckman said.