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Oliver! cast members donate hair

7/31/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Porthouse Theatre
CUYAHOGA FALLS — As Porthouse Theatre began rehearsals for the final show of its 46th season, “Oliver!,” five of the 14 children featured in the show started off the week by gathering at Headwaves Hair Designs in West Akron to cut their long locks for their roles. Mary Grace Bentivegna, Anna Clawson, Margaret Mahaney and Carly Nelson all cut their hair for their roles in the boy’s ensemble. Cameron Nelson cut her long hair to star as the show’s title character, Oliver Twist. Each girl donated the cut hair to the Locks of Love organization, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other conditions. Shown from left, are: (back row) Margaret, Mary Grace, Anna and Cameron; and (front row) Carly. “Oliver!” opened at Porthouse Theatre July 25. Tickets can be purchased through the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884 or online at www.porthousetheatre.com.

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