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March 6, 2014

South Cooperative Theater to stage musical about Pinocchio


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — South Cooperative Theater will present its spring musical, “My Son Pinocchio Jr.,” the weekend of March 14-16.

The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his puppet, Pinocchio, the family-friendly musical tells the story of Geppetto’s journey beyond his toy shop to discover what makes the “perfect child.” Along the way, Pinocchio is transformed from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy, and Geppetto becomes real, live father.

Leading the production are artistic director Beth Kennedy, choreographer Crystal O’Keefe, drama directors Charles Gracy and Amanda Spinale and music director Amanda Potts. The production team is working with more than 60 students from South School’s grades 3, 4, and 5.

The will be three performances at West Middle School at 70 Shawsheen Road: Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15. at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 16, at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $10. They will be on sale at Learning Express and will also be available at the door. More information is available by calling 978-623-8830, extension 1260.

Flea market planned for April 5

NORTH ANDOVER - The Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St. is planning a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to raise money for the church building and maintenance fund. It will feature 17 dealers, a white elephant area, jewelry table, bakery table and a raffle table. Refreshments will be available.

Andover student selected for Air Force Academy

ANDOVER - Andover High School senior Eamon Callahan has been selected for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

He is among 19 young men and women from the Third Congressional District who have been selected as nominees for appointment to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies.

Each student was nominated following an evaluation of their academic records, extracurricular activities, and in-person interviews with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas’ independent Academies Nomination Committee.

In addition to Callahan the other nominees to the Air Force Academy are: John Francois of Groton, Andrew Keir of Lunenburg, Kasey Martin of Dracut and Dracut and Logan Nadeau of Lowell.

Nominees to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are: Henri-Alexander Noel of Lancaster, Daniel Curran of Chelmsford, Joshua Gelberger of Stow, Jacob Lamarre of Dunstable, Kayden Nasworthy of Ayer, Andrew Sinnery of Groton and Jonathan Swidrak and Michael Swidrak of Dracut.

Nominees to the U.S. Naval Academy ay Annapolis are: Elizabeth Bruttomesso of Concord, Jameson Flynn of Marlborough, Nalani Gallaher of Fitchburg, Bennet Marston of Groton, Stephen Oram of Marlborough and Philip Pastrone of Lunenburg.