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April 4, 2013

Entertainment and recreational highlights from Managing Editor Tracey Dee Rauh for the week of April 4-11

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This free concert is open to the public at the Timken Room at Graves Hall on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St., Andover. Graves Hall is handicapped accessible. For further information contact the Music Department at 978-749-4263 or e-mail to music@andover.edu.

‘The Producers’ at Merrimack College

The OnStagers Dramatic Society of Merrimack College presents the Mel Brooks award-winning musical, “The Producers,” this weekend.

The winner of more Tony Awards than any other show in Broadway history, this show is an irreverent, knock-em-dead musical that tells the story of the impossibly charismatic producer, Max Bialystok, and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom. When they discover they can make more with a flop than with a hit show, they search out the worst script, director, and performers in New York and produce “Springtime for Hitler!”

The OnStagers is the Merrimack College Dramatic Society. For “The Producers” the actors and crew are directed by Richard J. Piatt. Musical Director is Philip Naroian and choreography is directed by professional choreographer Emily Salvi with assistant choreographer Gary Mannion, Jr.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11; 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 12; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. General Admission tickets are $12; seniors citizens $10. A Dinner Theater Package is available. Call the Box Office at 978-857-5355 for details.

Children’s authors read-and-sign at Andover Bookstore

Local authors Cheryl Hajjar and Amy Perreault will host an event for their children’s brand, The Indigo Pixies, at The Andover Book Store, 89 Main St. #1, at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6. The authors will read from their book, “The Paci Pixie,” then sign copies at the event that is free and open to the public.

“The Paci Pixie,” a Mom’s Choice Award recipient, is the inaugural book in The Indigo Pixies series. It tells the tale of one fairy who embarks on a midnight journey to visit a little girl with a strong attachment to her pacifier. Using the Indigo Forest’s magic, The Paci Pixie encourages the girl to surrender her pacifier. The Pixie then carries it to a magical workshop, where friendly woodland creatures prepare it for a new baby. But before she departs for the magical forest, The Paci Pixie leaves a gift for the young girl to reward her for her bravery in giving up her pacifier.

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