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Mukilteo 12-year-old takes leading role in ‘Oliver!’

 

October 4, 2017

Kalia Estes, 12, of Mukilteo portrays Oliver Twist in the Village Theatre’s upcoming Kidstage production of Lionel Bart’s musical “Oliver!” Director Chelsea LeValley is also pictured here.

With help from her siblings, 12-year-old Kalia Estes of Mukilteo has been practicing her Cockney accent a lot lately in preparation for her starring role in the Village Theatre’s upcoming Kidstage production of Lionel Bart’s musical “Oliver!”

“My sister and I love talking in different accents at home,” Kalia said. “But having my brother Keagan, who played Tiny Tim in ‘A Christmas Carol,’ has really helped me learn the Cockney accent.”

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Oliver Twist,” the musical further captures the novel’s best and most important themes,...



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