Emmaline Champion, 12, plays the lead role of Oliver in Oliver, the Musical, a musical adaptation of Dickens' novel Oliver Twist. Here, Champion poses for a portrait during a dress rehearsal at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Ga., on Thursday evening.
Photo by Alyson Wright /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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In Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," an orphaned boy endures dramatic hardships in 19th-century London, but the greatest difficulty Emmaline Champion faced in portraying him onstage was learning to throw a punch.