Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

May 16, 2013

Out & About

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The Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Anna Smulowitz, is on stage Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. For more information, call the Firehouse Center box office at 978-462-7336 or visit ww.firehouse.org.

Andover students in Lawrence Academy one-act plays

Three Andover students are participating in Lawrence Academy in Groton’s current production of student-directed one-act plays.

Senior Jillian Thero, a frequent performer on the school stage, is one of 10 students in the Honors Theatre Ensemble taking on the challenge of directing a play for this final production of the year.

Like some, she has also chosen to write the script for her play, “Steubenville,” which she calls “a dramatized retelling of the true events of a case” that happened last August.

Sophomore Gabriella DiVincenzo, who has participated in every theatrical production during her two years at Lawrence Academy, will play the role of Harper in “Ferris Wheel” by Mary Miller.

Senior Emma Keefe will make her debut on the stage as Paige in an adaptation of James Thurber’s story, “The Catbird Seat.”

Performances are Thursday through Saturday, May 16 through 18, at 7 p.m. at the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at the school. Admission is free; the public is invited. Contact Theatre Director Joel Sugerman at jsugerman@lacademy.edu for more.

Young pianists finish strong at competition

Several young pianists from Andover placed at the The Steinway Society of Massachusetts’ 10th annual Piano Competition May 3 through 5 at Steinert Hall in Boston.

Kevin Chen tied for first in Division 3 for grades 7 and 8. Bryan Alexander McGuiggin placed second in Division 4 for grades 9 and 10.

Harvey Wu tied for third in Division 5 for grades 11 and 12. Steven Zhang took honorable mention in Division 1 for grades 3 and 4.

Sponsored by M. Steinert & Sons, 121 pianists participated in the competition. Visit www.steinwaysocietymass.org for more.

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