Prizery Kicks Off Summer Theatre With Oliver

South Boston,VA - After plenty of preparation, the Prizery in South Boston is kicking off their fourth annual Summer Theater Series on Thursday night.

Their first show is "Oliver,' and 24 actors and actresses from all over the country are in South Boston for 7.5 weeks to work with local talent and help put the Summer Theatre program together.

The Prizery's artistic director said the program has proved to be very successful.

"It's great fun," said Chris Jones, Prizery Artistic Director. "They bring a lot of energy into our town and of course into the theater. "We've watched the kids grow over these past four years and learned from the professionals that we've brought in. We've had some kids that we've brought in that gone onto some major national tours."

Oliver will be premiering tonight at 7:30 p.m. and will run until June 30. They'll also be performing Legally Blonde in July.