Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 7, 2013

Young actors look to stage enchanting 'Beauty and the Beast'

Many South Elementary School students will be calling for people to “be our guest” this weekend when they perform a Disney classic.

The school’s South Cooperative Theater will perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at West Middle School on Shawsheen Road.

Cast members include Olivia Adilman, Alexandra Ardini, Francesca Ardini, Addison Baldwin, Haley Brenner, Isaac Brickman, Chloe Brussard, Chad Cao, Emily Capone, Tommy Casey, Gianna Coppola, Michael Feeney, Sam Garth, Hailey Garvey, Teddy Gorrie, Margaret Gould, Emily Grady, Maxwell Hetherington-Young, Nikki Iamonaco, Lauren Jeffrey, Andrew Jones, Lukas Kaufman-LaDuc, Sarah Kelly, Julia Kole, Lauren Kole, Emily Kowalski, Michelle Leibman, Julia Leland, Michael Long, Sarah Long, Anna MacDonald, Laura Mahaniah, Nicole Major, Eliza Marcy, McKenzie McIntyre, Georgia Mellor, Abigail Miller, Camille Miner, Jacob Mini, Kyle Mittelman, Rebecca Modderno, Chloe Newell, Luke Newton, Ellie Nowak, Aidan O’Connor, Anneli Ornes, Meg Palaniappan, Julie Purtschert, Justina Reppucci, Julia Rice, Hannah Rowe, Danielle Seifer, Colleen Shay, and Somin Virmani.

This talented group of almost 60 South School students in grades 3, 4 and 5 is under the direction of Artistic Director Beth Kennedy. Other South Cooperative Theater staff includes Charles Gracy, Amanda Potts, Hillary Brooks, Crystal O’Keefe, Joellen DeFeo, and Sherril Tjalsma.

Tickets are $9 person and are available at Learning Express, the Andover Bookstore, Sweet Mimi’s, and at the door of West Middle School the night of the show. For further information, contact 978-623-8833 Ext. 1260.

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