In this award-winning adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist
(Mark Lester) falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) and masterminded by the criminal Fagin (Ron Moody). When Oliver's intended mark, Mr. Brownlow (Joseph O'Conor), takes pity on the lad and offers him a home, Fagin's henchman Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed) plots to kidnap the boy to keep him from talking.
Directed by: Laura Evans & Jessica Sanchez Grimaldo
In 2004, Carson City author Ellen Hopkins published the freestyle verse novel, “Crank,” based on the real-life experiences of her daughter, Cristal, and her addiction to methamphetamine that began at the age of 17 during a two- week summer trip to her father’s house. Hopkins said addiction is something that touches the life of everyone and not solely the person struggling with it.At first, the caresses
are sweet, exhilarating.The touch of the monster makes things better, easier. It isn’t until one is wrapped in the arms of the beast that light is blocked out. Surviving its suffocating embrace cannot be done alone.The monster’s name is well-known to many: addiction.Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then, while on a trip to visit her father in New Mexico, Kristina meets the monster: Crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride, turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul-her life.
Directed by: Annalize Sanders & Dwight George
Dorothy and her canine pal Toto live a quiet life on a Kansas farm with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. But one day, the little girl and her dog find themselves spirited away from the fields of Kansas, to the magical land of Oz! Dorothy and Toto meet many friends on the yellow-brick road to Emerald City, where she hopes to find a way home to Kansas-- but when she arrives, the city's mysterious ruler, the Wizard of Oz, is not what she expects!
Directed by: Lily Baran