Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 24, 2013

Locals perform in youth theater

Andover youth in Stoneham festival

The Andover Townsman

---- — 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