Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 28, 2013

Town Talk

Gymnasts to get High 5 on TV Friday

Two weeks after winning the state championship, the Andover High School’s boys gymnastics team will be featured on TV. Coach Steve Sirois said sports reporter Mike Lynch of Channel 5 visited the school on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The team will be featured in Lynch’s “High Five” program, which salutes high school sports teams, tomorrow, Friday, March 1, during the 6 p.m. news broadcast, Sirois said.

As of June 30, boys gymnastics is no longer a varsity sport at seven high schools around the state, including AHS. The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) voted to eliminate the sport in January (see Townsman, Feb. 21, Jan. 31).

— Judy Wakefield

Andover boys play father, son in PA play

Two Andover residents have key roles in the Phillips Academy Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs.

As the central character living in a crowded, lower middle-class walk up, fictional character Eugene Morris Jerome humorously walks the audience through his experiences and hardship with puberty, sexual awakening and a search for his identity. The character of Eugene is played by Adam Brody ‘14 of Andover. Eugene’s father, Stanley, is played by Hemang Kaul ‘13, also of Andover.

Brighton Beach Memoirs will be performed in Tang Theatre on the Phillips Academy campus, tomorrow, Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and tickets can be reserved by calling the Phillips Academy box office at 978-749-4433. For more information visit

Free concert

On Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. the Phillips Academy Concert Bands and ensembles under the direction of Vincent Monaco and Derek Jacoby will perform a program featuring the music of J. P. Sousa, Holst, Copland, Colgrass, Story, Respichi and King. The concert, free of charge and open to the public, will take place in Cochran Chapel on Chapel Avenue.

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