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December 4, 2013

Holiday highlights

Events, concerts and other seasonal happenings Â

Original play, ‘Valentines and Mistletoe,’ at Central Catholic High School

The legendary characters of Jane Austen’s novels find themselves in small town America in the 1950s rock-’n’-roll era in an original play being performed by the students in Central Catholic’s Theatre Guild. Sharman Merrill, English teacher and theatre guild director, penned the original play, “Valentines and Mistletoe,” inspired by characters from Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”, “Emma,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Persuasion.”

Leading roles in the production are seniors Daniel Golden of Bradford, Megan Dwinell of Tewksbury and Liz Hogan of Pelham, N.H., and juniors Miranda Suarez and Tim Merrill of Methuen.

Shows are this Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The play is in the Allan B. Rogers Theatre at CCHS, 300 Hampshire St., Lawrence. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door on the day of performance or after 2 p.m. in room 204 at CCHS through Friday.

North Andover student in North Shore Music Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

Kyle McAdam, 16, of North Andover, will be back for his fourth Christmas with North Shore Music Theatre, playing a teen caroler and younger Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” He is a 2013 Broadway World nominee in the category of best youth actor for last year’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” McAdam is a senior at North Andover High School, where he is an member of the drama and music programs.

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 22. Tickets are priced from $55 to $65. Kids 18 and younger save 50 percent on Family Friday (Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased by calling the North Shore Music Theatre Box Office at 978-232-7200, via the website at www.nsmt.org or in person at 62 Dunham Road (Route 128, exit 19), Beverly, Mass.

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