Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 24, 2013

Locals perform in youth theater

Andover youth in Stoneham festival

Four Andover students and one North Andover student have been taking the stage at Stoneham Theatre during the theater’s ongoing Winter Festival.

Stoneham Theatre’s young company offers year-round theatrical training and performing opportunities for children ages 7 to 18. This year’s Winter Festival has been showcase three musicals adapted from classic stories: A Year with Frog and Toad; Honk!, which is based on The Ugly Duckling; and Jane Eyre: the musical.

Andover resident Emily Wivell and North Andover resident Jessica Carroll were selected for Jane Eyre: the musical. Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre: the musical follows the story of an ill-treated orphan girl as she grows into womanhood, according to the theater group.

Andover residents Caroline Hall, Joseph Hall, and Caela Flanagan were selected for A Year with Frog and Toad. Based on the Frog and Toad stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, the production follows the musical journey of two friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, through a year’s worth of adventures. Stoneham Theatre’s young company Winter Festival runs through Jan. 27.

Tickets for adults are $15. Student tickets are $10. For more information, call the Stoneham Theatre Box Office at 781-279-2200, or visit

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