Ten year-old Andover student and resident, Nathan Elmer, is spending his Holiday season on stage. Elmer, a fourth-grader at West Elementary School, is playing the roles of young Harry and Peter in Stoneham Theatre’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life.
Stoneham Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Weylin Symes, has brought his adaptation of Frank Capra’s 1946 film to the Stoneham stage. “I wanted to do It’s A Wonderful Life, not only because it is such a beautiful story, but because it’s timeless,” Symes shared. “I want people to sit back and think about everything in life that is wonderful.”
Nathan Elmer is feeling that life is pretty wonderful these days. After appearing in Stoneham Theatre’s young company production of Assassins in 2011, Elmer found his passion for performing and since then has been studying piano and voice. He was thrilled to be cast in It’s A Wonderful Life after auditioning this fall.
“Working with professional actors is such a great learning opportunity for young performers wishing to pursue acting,” Caitlin Lowans, It’s A Wonderful Life director and Stoneham Theatre’s Director of Education, said. “It’s part of our mission to give young company actors a real-life theatrical experience.”
Audiences can catch Nathan in It’s A Wonderful Life at Stoneham Theatre now through December 23rd.
As a special bonus, thanks to the generosity of the Reading Cooperative Charitable Foundation, students in Andover, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Woburn, and Burlington can see It’s A Wonderful Life for just $3. This special rate does not apply to student matinees. Please call the box office at (781)279-2200 for more details.
Show dates: Nov. 23 - Dec. 23, 2012
Show Times: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 3pm & 8pm, and Sundays @ 2pm.
Ticket Prices: Orchestra Premium $48; Standard Orchestra $44; Seniors $42