Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 18, 2013

Mercer spending summer directing Sondheim’s`Into the Woods’

Mercer directing Sondheim's`Into the Woods'


In addition to Mercer’s involvement with the show, the 40-member cast of performers in grades 4 through 12 includes nine actors from Andover, with Summer Erickson in a leading role as the baker’s wife.

Other local performers are Joe Benjamin, Kerrigan Bigelow, Jeremy Brownholtz, Fallon Buonopane, Paige Gellman, Sasha Kaminsky, Stephi Knepper and Katherine Perakis. Heidi Knepper of Andover is serving as parent coordinator.

Proceeds from the production benefit children’s charities selected by the cast. A Better Chance House in Andover, which offers opportunities to academically talented minority students, was selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries.

Will Cinderella ride off with a prince and what really happens when Rapunzel lets her hair down?

See the show, Mercer said with a laugh.

For more information on the production, tickets or reservations, visit

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